Dark Chocolate Impacts Functioning of Brain More than One Hour of Physical Workout, Study Says

Published By : 12 Jul 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

According to a new study published in the journal Nature, the consumption of cocoa might be more beneficial to the health of an individual than one hour of physical workout at the gym. The study reveals that though exercising is good for the overall wellbeing, it does not have any particular impact on an individual’s brain. Cocoa, on the other hand, improves the functioning of brain. As cocoa helps improve brain function, researchers suggest that a minimum of one serving of dark chocolates in a day would help reap the benefits of cocoa. However, it is important to note that the respondents in the study were made to consume about one kilogram of unsweetened cocoa nips to enhance their brain function. 

Ferrero Asked to Take Kinder Riegel Chocolate Bars off the Shelves

While unsweetened cocoa proves helpful for brain, sweetened chocolates are equally harmful for the health. Furthermore, there have been reports about the presence of carcinogens in chocolate bars. A German food watchdog has asked chocolate manufacturer Ferrero to take off the sales of the Kinder Riegel chocolate bars. The European Food Safety Authority has stated that these chocolate bars have high levels of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons. As a by-product of refining oil, the MOAHs have been termed as potential carcinogens. 

Though Ferrero has been asked to remove these products from the Kinder Riegel chocolate bars, the company has refused to do so. The company has stated that the traces of these compounds are present everywhere and can be transferred to food through various ways. Furthermore, the chocolate manufacturer has asked for support from other companies in the supply chain to reduce the levels of the harmful substance through technical solutions.

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