Research published in the May issue of the Journal of Psychopharmacology has found cocoa polyphenols have a positive impact on mood in healthy individuals.
In the study of 72 healthy men and women aged 40–65 years, those who consumed a large amount of cocoa polyphenols in the form of a dark chocolate drink mix reported greater calmness and contentedness than those who consumed a chocolate drink mix that lacked polyphenols. The participants in the study maintained a relatively strict diet for 30 days to prevent consuming additional polyphenols.
But it should be noted that participants who consumed a moderate amount (250 mg per day) reported no significant effects.
The good new is that we have one more reason to eat chocolate.
Source: Natural Health Advisory Daily