chocolate-183543_1920Chocolate is a confection often saddled with a bad reputation. However, the darker it is, the healthier it becomes. Indeed, dark chocolate is packed with nutrients that may contribute positively to your health. A few pieces in moderation and ensuring you’re brushing and flossing after consumption may do a world of good.

The more cocoa in your dark chocolate, the better it is. For example, a 100-gram bar of dark chocolate comprised of about 70% cocoa can have more than ten grams of fiber and it’s packed with strong doses of essential minerals like iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, and more.

Dark chocolate is also packed with antioxidants and it may even assist with boosting blood flow and slightly lowering blood pressure. Also, by raising HDL (the good cholesterol) and lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, dark chocolate may provide some help with preventing cardiovascular disease. One study showed that consuming dark chocolate over five times a week cut down on heart disease by more than 50%!

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