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Dec 29, 2014

Improve memory

A compound in cocoa has been linked to improved memory. Is that good news for those facing a new year and another new diet or not?chocolate

The team of Adam Brickman, Usman Khan, Frank Provenzano, Hagen Schroeter, Scott Small, Richard Sloan, Wendy Suzuki, Melanie Wall, and Lok-Kin Yeung have good news. Test subjects between the ages of 50 and 69 who consumed a diet rich in cocoa flavanol for 3 months showed enhanced cognitive function for a set task involving one particular area of the brain. The full report appears as “Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults” in the October 2014 issue of Nature Neuroscience.

Unfortunately, Hershey and Mars chocolate bars are not a good source of cocoa flavanols, especially in the quantities that are beneficial for memory enhancement. The Mars company is working on a powdered form of these cocoa flavanols, which could be stirred into a beverage. Although cocoa flavanols are not readily available, there are homeopathic remedies that help with memory loss including
• Baryta cabonica
• Petroleum

Beause homeopathic remedies are individualized to match your specific symptoms, consult your homeopath before trying these or chocolate as a cure for memory loss.

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