Chocolate For a Better You in 2015!

house_selection_dark_choco01_newWith the season of the ‘New Year’s Resolution‘ looming upon us like a drill sergeant, you may think goodbye sweet holiday indulgence. Hello, skinless boiled chicken! First step, in many steps, to a better you in 2015, right? Well yes, but not so fast. My prayers have been answered! Chocolate as a part of a healthier and better you in 2015!? Can this be true!? As it turns out, it sure is. In a study in the Journal of Nature Neuroscience, healthy people, ages to 50 to 69, who drank a mixture of cocoa flavanols, (chocolate drink)  for three months performed better on a memory test than people who drank a low-flavanol mixture.

According to the article:

On average, the improvement of high-flavanol drinkers meant they performed like people two to three decades younger on the study’s memory task, said Dr. Scott A. Small, a neurologist at Columbia University Medical Center and the study’s senior author. They performed about 25 percent better than the low-flavanol group. The findings support recent research linking chocolate to improved blood circulation, heart health and memory in mice, snails and humans. 

“An exciting result,” said Craig Stark, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the research. “It’s an initial study, and I sort of view this as the opening salvo.” He added, “And look, it’s chocolate. Who’s going to complain about chocolate?

To have your chocolate and eat it too on your way to a better, healthier you in 2015, pick up one of Jacques’ 70% & 80% Cocoa Bars today, in store or online: