Milk chocolate may have health benefits
Updated: 2006-05-26 15:26


New York, NY (AHN) - You've heard the mantra milk does a body good. Now there's good news for chocolate lovers - it seems milk chocolate does a brain good.

Researchers at Wheeling Jesuit University say it's because chocolate contains stimulants like caffeine, which are known to help keep your mind alert.

Both milk and dark chocolate eaters in the study showed better reaction times, and impulse control. Previous research has shown that some nutrients in food aid in glucose release and increased blood flow, which may augment cognitive performance.