Here Are Some Things You May or May Not Know About Dark Chocolate and Your Health

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Chocolate has a bad reputation in the food community because most (read: milk) chocolate is packed with sugar and doesn’t offer any real nutrition. But dark chocolate can actually be very healthful.Along with healthy diet and exercise, dark chocolate may help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL).

Eating a few bites of dark chocolate can improve your blood pressure with polyphenols, which help increase the oxygen flow through your arteries.

Chocolate produces serotonin, which releases lots of good feelings in your brain and allows you to de-stress naturally.

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Source: The Daily Meal | Julie Ruggirello

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