Another reason to eat chocolate, as if we needed one.
According to research at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University in New York, there is a direct correlation between nations that have the greatest per capita chocolate consumption and those that have the most Nobel Prize winners.
No. 1? Switzerland. The United States is in the middle of the pack.
The reasoning is that chocolate doesn't necessarily automatically make people smarter (although it can improve cognitive function) but smart people (at least in Switzerland) tend to eat chocolate because they realize the benefits.
Dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cocao) is recommended.
How much? The average person should consume at least the equivalent of nine full Herschey Bars per year.
News you can use with Halloween approaching.
A Nobel Prize for "Sweetness?"