According to research, dark chocolate has already been proven to be beneficial for our health in numerous ways. Chocolate containing 70% cocoa and more is packed with antioxidants, and it is thought to help improve blood circulation and blood pressure. According to the latest information, researchers keep analyzing this sweet treat, and now they have proof that eating chocolate cake for breakfast has profound health benefits.
Liz Moskow, a culinary expert at the advertising firm Sterling-Rice Group, says that eating chocolate cake in the mornings might be the latest breakfast trend based on all the research backing up its benefits. “There was a study that recently came out from Syracuse University re-touting the benefits of dark chocolate, specifically on cognitive function – abstract reasoning, memory, focus,” said Moskow. “The thought was eating chocolate prepares you more for your workday, so what better way to incorporate dark chocolate into your meal than breakfast?”
Using a series of tests, researchers at Syracuse University found that eating more chocolate can improve cognitive performance in visual-spatial memory, organization, memory, and abstract reasoning.
A separate team of researchers from Tel Aviv University found that eating cake in the morning is good for losing weight because our metabolism is working overtime at that time. It can also reduce our sugar cravings during the day, reducing caloric intake and promoting healthier eating.
In the 32-week study, 193 adults diagnosed with obesity were split into two groups and given either a 300-calorie breakfast or a 600-calorie breakfast that included a chocolate cake dessert. After the study ended, the 300-calorie breakfast group gained back an average of 22 pounds, and the chocolate cake group kept losing an average of 15 pounds.
The lead researcher of the study explained that while both groups consumed the same amount of calories per day, the group eating the 300-calorie breakfast was not satisfied with their morning meals, which led to craving more carbs and sugar during the day.
But experts like Alison Hornby, spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association, warned people that the study focused on natural cocoa extracts and not the typical chocolate bars and sugary cakes. She warned that eating chocolate treats that are high in fat can cause more health problems if not eaten moderately.