If it comes from people in white coats with pens in their top pockets then it must be true so i am fully behind the results from Northumbria University which have found that eating chocolate improves the brain’s ability to do maths.
They found that mental arithmetic became easier after volunteers had been given large amounts of chocolate or cocoa drinks.
The findings suggest students who binge on chocolate when revising for exams may gain a real benefit from doing so.
The science part is that part of a group of chemicals called polyphenols found in chocolate increase the flow of blood into the brain.
Dark chocolate contains higher quantities of the chemical than plain or milk chocolate but the polyphenols are also found in fruit and vegetables but let's skip over that part.
So don't feel guilty about the body weight of Easter eggs scoffed over Easter, think of it as a scientifically proven preparation for any maths challenge that you may face and if you don't face one, bonus!!