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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.

Food expert Liz Moskow toldFood Businessthat dark chocolate consumption is linked to memory and focus when consumed in the early hours.

She said:

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.

The thought was eating chocolate prepares you more for your work day, so what better day part to incorporate dark chocolate into your meal than breakfast?

A study from Tel Aviv University also suggests that eating dessert for breakfast supports weight loss.

In the research, nearly 200 non-diabetic obese adults were randomly assigned one of two diets, that had the same number of calories but differed in the composition of breakfast.

While both groups lost an average of 33 pounds per person over four months, those who ate a 600-calorie breakfast that included a small sweet kept the weight off.

The substantial start to the day made it easier for dieters to resist eating beyond their calorie requirements over the rest of the day.

Moskow added:

Combining those two studies and the likeability of having dessert for breakfast, we predict that breakfast might start seeing brunch amuse-bouche chocolate cakes or brunch and breakfast restaurants incorporating a robust dessert menu

A chocolate orange a day keeps the doctor away.

HT Her.ieFood Business

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