Flavanols, Chocolate and Your Brain

A new review published in the May 2017 edition of Frontiers in Nutrition analyzed the evidence to date that flavanols (found in dark chocolate and cocoa, among other foods) may benefit human brain function. Flavanols are a form of flavonoids, plant-based substances that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Here’s a sample of the findings: Short-term consumption may be helpful. … Continue reading Flavanols, Chocolate and Your Brain


Sunday Assorted Links

What is Gelatin Good For? by Alexandra Rowles Spoiler, anecdotal evidence for joint, skin and brain function Breakfast Bar Idea (and Video): Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bake Clinical Study: Knee Sleeves do not inhibit athletic performance Clinical Study: Knee sleeves may help those with osteoarthritis This is the most popular Knee Compression Sleeve I've come across of late 

Chocolate Cravings: Brain Pharma of Theobromine

Regular readers know we love chocolate (and its molecules) for many reasons. What surprised us in the uncertainty of the psychological effects: Our findings raise questions about the psychoactivity of theobromine in the psychological effects of chocolate. One possibility is that the combined effects of caffeine and theobromine, typically found in chocolate, have interactive effects....Another possibility … Continue reading Chocolate Cravings: Brain Pharma of Theobromine