Sometimes news is so great that it needs no introduction. Case in point: A recent study from the University of Maine that found that eating chocolate is positively associated with cognitive performance.
That's right: Your daily Godiva habit makes your brain function better. According to the study, more frequent chocolate consumption was significantly associated with improved memory, reasoning and reaction time. Researchers believe that the positive effects are caused by the role of chocolate's cocoa flavanols and methylxanthines in cognition.
Now, we don't know how to pronounce methylxanthines, but we do know that we're happy to keep reaching into the bowl of pink M&Ms we got on sale after Valentine's Day.