Good news, Candy Girls! Science finally gave us a reason why you should keep ordering your usual mocha at your fave cafe. Might be a bit pricey, but it's definitely worth your every peso. If you're a student who's stressed RN with all the work that needs to be done, you'll definitely love this drink!
Researcher Ali Boolani and his colleagues examined the effects of mochas on people's attention, motivation to perform mental work, and feelings of anxiety, energy, and fatigue. The results were actually surprising because this drink of cocoa and caffeine is a match made in heaven!
According to this double-blind study that was conducted at Clarkson University, drinking mochas, a combination of coffee and chocolate, can help with focus and can really keep you attentive. Perfect for those in the middle of doing their thesis, cramming for an exam, or pulling an all-nighter just to get all your requirements done. (via hellogiggles.com)
"Cocoa increases cerebral blood flow, which increases cognition and attention. Caffeine alone can increase anxiety. This particular project found that cocoa lessens caffeine's anxiety-producing effects—a good reason to drink mocha lattes!" —Ali Boolani
Who knew that the chocolate and coffee combo could calm your anxiety and boost that much needed brain power? And now, all we could think about doing is going to the nearest coffee shop and say, "One Mocha to go, please!"
What do you think of mochas now, Candy Girls? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!