Chocolate. It’s often the way to a mother’s heart. And studies show that eating more of it may actually be beneficial. A British study suggests that eating chocolate, preferably organic chocolate with at least 72% cacao, can boost vision and spatial memory in both young and older patients. 

A different study, published in 2011 in the British Medical Journal, found that eating chocolate cut the risk of various cardiovascular diseases by a third, and other studies have shown a relation between eating chocolate and lowered blood pressure, improved blood vessel health, and a better ability to regulate blood sugar.

Read the following articles to find out more about why chocolate should be on your Mother’s Day gift list this year.

 

Chocolate Protects the Heart

Chocolate Boosts Vision and Brain Power