Posts Tagged ‘health food’

Brain Food

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Just in time to assuage the guilt of holiday indulgers, a new study in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that chocolate and wine enhance cognitive performance. According to Oxford researchers working with colleagues in Norway, study participants who consumed chocolate and wine as well as tea had significantly better test scores than those who did not. The brain benefits are attributed to polyphenols, micronutrients found in plant foods, especially flavonoids. Wine produced the biggest benefits.