Thoughtful Thursday GOKI Readers, let me take a moment and go a lit off topic and say I'm shocked at the fact that James Durbin did not make the top three in American Idol.
When the top 12 hopefuls were chosen and I like so many viewers made my picks for the top three, I chose Jacob, Casey, and Scotty, with an outside chance by James; as the weeks have passed and two of my picks were voted off, James moved up and I honestly believed that he might become the next American Idol, sadly his journey on the show has ended, but I believe like so many former Idol contestants who did not win the title still have had successful careers, remember Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Daughtry, and Adam Lambert.   

May 12, 2011 Brain Boost Tip


In a study done by Salk Institute researcher Henriette van Praag and colleagues, a compound found in cocoa, epicatechin, combined with exercise, was found to promote functional changes in a part of the brain involved in the formation of learning and memory. Epicatechin, is one of a group of chemicals called flavanols, which have previously been shown to improve cardiovascular function and increase blood flow to the brain. Dr. van Praag's findings, published in the May 30, 2007 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, suggest a diet rich in flavanoids could help reduce the effects of neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease or cognitive disorders related to aging.

As Always, To Your Health! 

P.S.  So here is a video about the health benefits of chocolate. 

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