Proven Benefits of Dark Chocolate

 

If you’re going to be eating chocolate, buy a high-quality dark chocolate that contains 70-85% cocoa and eat it in moderation…

High-quality dark chocolate (serving size 100g or 3.5 oz) contains:

  • 11 grams of fiber
  • 67% of the RDA for iron
  • 58% of the RDA for Magnesium
  • 89% of the RDA for Copper
  • 98% of the RDA for Manganese
  • It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc, & selenium
  • Lowers the susceptibility of LDL to oxidative damage while increasing HDL and improving insulin sensitivity
  • Has shown a drastic reduction in heart disease risk, for people who consume the most chocolate
  • Studies show that the flavanols from cocoa can improve blood flow to the skin and protect it against sun-induced damage.