You would think scoffing chocolate for breakfast is among the darkest of deeds in the eyes of health experts. But science now advises that you treat every morning like the day after your birthday ,and enjoy a little left- over chocolate cake. Well, kind of. The report on last year food trends looked at the positive effects that eating dessert, especially dark chocolate, can have on the body and the brain.
“Simply put, engaging with food is a conduit to engaging with the world,” Liz Moskow, culinary director at Sterling-Rice Group told the media. The trendy theory is backed up by a researchers at Syracuse University that found that eating dark chocolate had a beneficial effect on the brain’s abilities for reasoning, memory, and focus. “The thought was eating chocolate prepares you more for your workday, so what better day-part to incorporate dark chocolate into your meal than breakfast?” Moskow added. The tasty claims also cited a report from Tel Aviv University that said eating a “protein-packed breakfast that includes dessert” can cut cravings throughout the day and promotes weight loss.
“The goal of a weight loss diet should be not only weight reduction but also reduction of hunger and cravings,” Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz said when the study was released.
Moskow predicts that, based on the combination of those two studies, trendy restaurants who regularly serve brunch will likely start altering their menus to start offering more desserts to their hungry breakfast customers.
According to WebMD, dark chocolate is a potent antioxidant and has also been found to help prevent heart attack, heart disease, and stroke.