8 Scientific Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate | Everyday Health

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If you’ve dreamt of eating chocolate every day, now you have an excuse — or eight.

Scientific studies have shown that dark chocolate — sorry, milk and white chocolate don’t count — is rich in antioxidants and packed with nutrients, making this bittersweet treat a superfood favorite.

Dark chocolate contains phytonutrients called flavonoids, which are plant chemicals that act as antioxidants and may play a role in cancer prevention, heart health, and weight loss, noted an article published in December 2016 in the Journal of Nutritional Science. The cacao plant that chocolate is derived from also contains a compound called theobromine, which Toby Amidor, RD, a cookbook author and nutrition expert for the Food Network, says can help reduce inflammation and potentially lower blood pressure.

Original Article Source Credits:   Everyday Health , https://www.everydayhealth.com/

Article Written By:  Anna Brooks

Original Article Posted on:  August 16, 2019

Link to Original Article:  https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-and-nutrition-pictures/delicious-reasons-to-eat-dark-chocolate.aspx

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