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If Only Fredo Corleone Mixed Chocolate with His Coffee, He Could Have Been Smart, Not Like People Say

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Participants showed quicker response rates from those who drank cocoa and those with the caffeine-cocoa concoction also had higher accuracy than those with the cocoa drink.

Adding the sweet stuff to your coffee may help you concentrate better, a study from the University of Georgia has found.

The study compared the “mental energy” effects of four different hot beverages, one with cocoa, one with caffeine, one with a combination of the two and the final as a placebo.

Each day, the participants drank one of the four drinks and were asked to complete a “mental energy test.”

‘It ain’t the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect!’

Participants showed quicker response rates from those who drank cocoa and those with the caffeine-cocoa concoction also had higher accuracy than those with the cocoa drink.

Along with the concentration boost, the research showed that cocoa lessened “caffeine’s anxiety-producing effects.”

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“Cocoa increases cerebral blood flow, which increases cognition and attention. Caffeine alone can increase anxiety,” study author Ali Boolani told Global News. “This particular project found that cocoa lessens caffeine’s anxiety-producing effects — a good reason to drink mocha lattes.” … (read more)

via New York Post

This article originally appeared on WHIMN.

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