He chocolate It is one of those delicacies that we cannot stop consuming. But, beware, very sugary chocolates could have the opposite effect and make you lose control of your weight, a matter that affects memory.
For this reason, the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN) has recommended a series of lean foods free of saturated fat and processed sugars, to begin to balance our diet and make us slimmer and with better health, including that of our brain .
And one of these foods is dark chocolate or black. According to SEEN, consuming an ounce of this product a day improves memory markedly.
Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, especially its flavonoids. And this is where SEEN is very strict: It cannot be a chocolate high in saturated fats or sugars, because it would have more harmful effects than what is sought.
For this, experts recommend that you check the product label well and that it has a high percentage of cocoa solids, not cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil and that is made with the fat that surrounds the seeds of this fruit. .
Cocoa butter is very tasty, but fatty and low in flavonoids. Take about 30 grams or 1 ounce of cocoa per day with a 70% cocoa solids percentage. Also note that they do not have much sugar, in fact if you can buy one that does not have sugar at all, it is better.