Great News – Chocolate May Improve Close-up Vision – So Don’t Worry – Enjoy that Morsel of Chocolate With Your Favorite Mystery

It’s official?

Extra, extra, read all about it. A story of a study I spotted recently, in Woman’s World Magazine, (the study reportedly published by Jama Opthamology), seems to support the concept that consuming chocolate with 72% cacao or higher boosts near vision for at least two hours.

Chocolate as a food group?

I eat chocolate every day. It’s one of the basic food groups as far as I’m concerned. I’ve always been certain it possesses some necessary nutrients, and in recent years experts are beginning to agree. Dark chocolate has been recommended for a few years now, in small doses, to support heart health.

So now, it’s just as exciting to hear it may help our reading ability, according to this Forbes Magazine post.

Chapters and chocolate malts?

I can’t imagine living without books or blocks of chocolate. Lately, I’ve been craving chocolate in liquid form, as a malt. So this photo appealed to me. I can’t wait till the next time I can travel to a town a little distance away, where I know a shop that still does a classic malt. I can’t think of a place in the nearest town that knows how to make one.

The sunny spring days we had this past week invite me to venture to the town where my malt shop is set, grab a cacao rich drink, drive to my favorite park – the one with the lovely flowering shrubs and sculptures – and strategically placed seats for relaxing – enjoy the double treat of a rich chocolate drink and my latest favorite mystery book.