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A cup of tea or hot cocoa is good for your brain, according to science – Insider – INSIDER

In a small new study, men who drank hot cocoa did better on memory tests. Researchers credit nutrients called flavanols, also found in tea.

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A cup of hot cocoa is not just a welcome treat on a cold winter’s day, but could also help boost your brain power, a small new stu suggests.  
Flavanols, a type of nutrient in cocoa, can improve blood oxygen levels in the brain and are linked to cognitive benefits, according to a small study published this week in Scientific Reports. 
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign looked at 18 healthy adult men who completed two increasingly difficult…

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