Let's be honest: your decision to eat copious amounts of chocolate doesn't hinge on how it affects your health. However, it's always exciting to see studies confirm that your crippling chocolate addiction might just come with some significant health benefits, and fortunately, new research suggests exactly that. Chocolate, as it turns out, is great for your brain.
A new study published in the journal Appetite finds that regularly eating chocolate is "positively associated" with cognitive performance extensively measured by several neuropsychological tests. As explained in a report by Food & Wine, researchers discovered that habitual chocolate is "significantly associated with better performance on [cognitive tests including] visual-spatial memory and [organization], working memory, scanning and tracking, abstract reasoning, and the mini-mental state examination." Simply put, it helps your brain work better.