Brain Break 4: cocoa improves thinking performance


Eric Castien

Onderwerp Blog
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20 December 2018

With this brain fact, you can benefit even more from your “coffee” breaks: cocoa improves thinking performance

Drink a cup of hot chocolate in addition to your daily dose of coffee. Yes, you read it right, cocoa can make learning, studying or performing at a difficult task at work a lot easier. This is suggested by researchers at the University of Georgia. The study shows that a hot brewed, pure, low calorie cocoa can have a positive effect on the concentration. The combination of cocoa and caffeine makes your thinking performance come to an even higher level.

Besides that your mental skills will benefit from this brown gold, it also lowers blood pressure and helps to improve the blood flow of the heart to the brain.

In short, do you want to complete the last meeting on the Friday afternoon alert and actively, drink a hot chocolate in between. With or without whipped cream.

Link to the article: Acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue: a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover experiment