In a joint study at Harvard and Brigham Young University, researchers found cocoa may aid in the production of nitric oxide, which can increase mental capabilities.
"In patients with coronary artery disease, eating food rich in flavanols, particularly short- and long-term consumption of black tea and red wine, mostly improves endothelial function. In healthy smokers, green tea exerts similar effects. In line with these findings, cocoa induces NO-dependent vasodilation in the rat aorta41 and in the finger or forearm circulation of healthy humans or patients with cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes. The underlying mechanisms are still elusive." - Circulation
The elderly in the Harvard study, who previously had impaired blood flow, who then consumed cocoa twice daily, had a thirty-percent increase in thinking and memory, as well as an 8.3 percent increase in blood flow.
CoCoa LeafGreen contains three different types of cocoa. It is fuel for the mind and tastes like chocolate.
P.S. There are three different types of cocoa powders in CoCoa LeafGreens as well as a blend of broccoli sprouts, barley, spinach, faba bean and field pea.
Also, the flavanols in cocoa relax blood vessels and help reduce blood pressure. High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for dementia. The antioxidants in cocoa also reduce the damage from free radicals, improving long-term brain health.
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