Apparently, eating chocolate for breakfast has major health benefits
It can be hard to eat well at breakfast time and porridge can get boring. So we were delighted to hear that chocolate is actually recommended at breakfast time.
Food expert Liz Moskow told Food Business that that a ‘wake and cake’ approach to breakfast could actually help with weight loss and health.
But don't go buying boxes of Weetos as she specifies that it is dark chocolate that is full of benefits.
Her recent studies link dark chocolate consumption to positive health benefits, such as memory and focus, if consumed in the early hours.
“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,” Liz said. “The thought was eating chocolate prepares you more for your workday, so what better day part to incorporate dark chocolate into your meal than breakfast?”
Another brilliant study from Tel Aviv University suggested that eating dessert at breakfast supports weight loss.
“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,” She added.
Safe to say we'll be adding a broken up bar of chocolate to our cereals in the mornings for the next while!