A leading food expert says that eating chocolate cake for breakfast could be the new food trend. And eating cake in the mornings could help us lose weight.
Food trend expert Liz Moskow, says that studies show the health benefits of cocoa.
She said: ‘There was a study that recently came out from Syracuse University re-touting the benefits of dark chocolate, specifically on cognitive function – abstract reasoning, memory, focus.
‘The thought was eating chocolate prepares you more for your workday, so what better day part to incorporate dark chocolate into your meal than breakfast?’
Another study from Tel Aviv University found eating a dessert at breakfast supports weight loss and researchers recommended eating chocolate cake because our metabolisms are most active in the mornings.
Moskow said: ‘Combining those two studies and the likeability of having dessert for breakfast, we predict that breakfast might start seeing brunch amuse-bouche chocolate cakes or brunch and breakfast restaurants incorporating a robust dessert menu.’
Unfortunately though, health benefits of eating chocolate for breakfast are undermined if your morning meal contains a lot of sugar and fat. But a low-sugar cake, such as a low-sugar dark chocolate cake, could still be an option.
Dietitian and British Dietetic Association spokeswoman Alison Hornby said the two studies focus on natural cocoa extracts, rather than chocolate bars and sugar-laden cakes.