Football Scores
Week 3
  • Sharyland High 48 VS Valley View 6
    Final
  • Monte Alto 13 VS Corpus Christi John Paul II 58
    Final
  • Hidalgo 0 VS Rio Hondo 59
    Final
  • Brownsville Pace 14 VS La Joya Palmview 27
    Final
  • Mission Veterans Memorial 40 VS Roma 10
    Final
  • Santa Maria 35 VS Benavides 7
    Final
  • La Joya High 21 VS PSJA North 20
    Final
  • Victoria East 34 VS McAllen High 31
    Final
  • Progreso 6 VS Hebbronville 50
    Final
  • Lyford 21 VS Grulla 34
    Final
  • Bishop 49 VS La Villa 6
    Final
  • Brownsville St. Joseph 12 VS Raymondville 17
    Final
  • Santa Rosa 20 VS Arnasas Pass 34
    Final
  • La Joya Juarez-Lincoln 13 VS Edcouch-Elsa 14
    Final
  • Eagle Pass Winn 14 VS Mission High 21
    Final

Chocolate is better for you than exercise!. . . but there’s a catch

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This is one of those stories that sounds like AMAZING news but gets less and less amazing with every detail. But that’s a spoiler . . . for a few brief, shining moments, bask in the glory of this sentence:

Chocolate is better for you than exercise!

Now that you’ve heard it . . . time to kill your dreams.

Chocolate contains a chemical compound called flavanols. Researchers at Columbia University and New York University found that a large dose of them were better for the brain than exercising.

They increased the blood flow to the brain, improved people’s memory, and made them sharper overall.

BUT . . . it took a TON of flavanols to do it. The researchers used a concentrated form of cocoa powder for the test. To get the effects at home, you’d have to eat 44 POUNDS of chocolate in a DAY.

And while that’s better for your BRAIN than exercise . . . it’s exponentially worse for your body. So . . . until we can get our hands on that concentrated cocoa powder, this study basically has no effect on our lives.

(Oxford University Press)