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Chocoholics, here's your ammo for the season: Cocoa can help keep your memory strong.

Italian researchers credit flavonols–the chemicals that make dark chocolate good for your heart–with improving how the body processes glucose, which could help the brain work more efficiently.

For a mug with nearly half the calories of the usual but high in brain-boosting compounds, try this 120-calorie hot chocolate recipe from Dallas nutritionist Lauren Talbot, RN.

Heat 1 cup low-fat milk or unsweetened almond milk until boiling; remove from heat. Whisk in 2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder and 1 packet calorie-free sweetener. Enjoy!

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