WAKE UP TO CHOCOLATE
Dark chocolate is in our sights once again.
According to one preliminary study (they’re being cautious), indulging in your weakness for chocolate is good for the eyes. The research is strange and almost surreal. So what does chocolate have to do with the eyes?
Facts are facts – adult subjects who eat a bar of dark chocolate have an increase in the clarity and contrast of their vision, and the effects lasted a minimum of 2 hours.
Looking forward, I immediately thought of where this could be applied – a driver’s license extension. I could quietly eat a piece of chocolate, see clearly for a while, pass the vision test, and then go blind again.
It seems like dark chocolate is generally good for you, if you don’t have diabetes, obesity and so on. Its plant-derived flavonoids, among other things, can reduce inflammation, increase cognitive function, and positively affect the heart.
And the more you read about such revelations, the more you wonder if our ancestors already knew about this.
After all, were we told about the “dangers” of chocolate back in the ‘60s? Also, judging from the movie stars at the time, no one was expected to torture themselves at the gym and men did not have 6-packs. Nor did they have big bellies, either.
Let’s get back to the eyes.
The average age of subjects of both sexes was 26 years, and none of them had serious eye problems. So if you have cataracts, a $9.99 chocolate treatment won’t hold up.
I’m not going to get into the details that you don’t need to hear, so I’ll only say that these people were eating “blindly” – that is, they didn’t know if they were consuming dark chocolate or milk chocolate. It turns out that the “darkmen” saw better than the “milkmen”, and even better than they did themselves in the pre-chocolate period before the experiment.
It isn’t known how long this effect lasts. In any case, dark chocolate has been partially rehabilitated.
Watch out for excess sugar and take care of yourself.