11 Foods That Make You Smarter

Fire up your focus and sharpen your smarts with these healthy brain-boosting foods.

By Leah Zerbe

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Dark Chocolate makes you smarter Dark Chocolate

Flavonol compounds in dark chocolate help boost your circulatory system, promoting better blood flow to the brain. In fact, they could even improve your math skills. A 2009 study asking study participants to count backwards in groups of three discovered that those who drank flavonol-fueled hot cocoa calculated more quickly and were less likely to feel tired or mentally drained. 

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