Healthy After Dark

dark chocolate

It may be hard to believe, but there is something even better than chocolate: dark chocolate! Dark chocolate is packed with fiber, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper and other nutrients and minerals. Get the same sweet-tooth satisfying decadence as regular chocolate, but with actual scientific health benefits. Countless studies show that dark chocolate can and should be part of a healthy diet, in moderation. Check out some of the health benefits of this cocoa cure.

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1. Brain food

Having chocolate on the brain isn’t such a bad thing after all. Volunteers in one study who consumed dark chocolate for five days showed improved blood flow to their brains. Dark chocolate also contains small amounts of stimulants like caffeine and theobromine, which have been shown to help improve short-term brain function.