Of all the chocolate research out there, the most unabashed tribute to the “dark gold” has to be a study just published in one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals. Attention, please… The higher a country’s chocolate consumption, the more Nobel Prize winners it spawns per capita, according to findings released in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Swiss, of course, lead the pack, closely followed by the Swedes and the Danes. The U.S. is somewhere in the middle and the nation would have to up its cocoa intake by a whopping 275 million pounds. If you want to win a Nobel Prize or even be nominated for one like our guy Dr. Joel Wallach, then you must consume dark chocolate. And you’re in luck if you want the absolute best dark chocolate, because Youngevity’s triple treat chocolate is the best on the market.
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The idea for the study came after seeing a study that linked flavonoids, a type of antioxidants present in cocoa and wine, to better scores on cognitive tests. He began with industry data on chocolate intake in 23 countries and a list from Wikipedia ranking countries according to the number of Nobel laureates per capita.
When it comes to chocolate, several researchers have suggested dark varieties might benefit the brain, the heart and even help cut excess weight.
Messerli, who is of Swiss origin, admits to daily chocolate consumption and said that despite the tongue-in-cheek tone, he does believe chocolate has real health effects – although people should stay away from the sweeter kinds.
“Personally I feel that milk chocolate makes you stupid,” joked Cornell, who “attributed” his success to the large amount of chocolate he eats.
“Now dark chocolate is the way to go. It’s one thing if you want like a medicine or chemistry Nobel Prize, ok, but if you want a physics Nobel Prize it pretty much has got to be dark chocolate.”
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