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Benefits of eating dark chocolate

Dark black chocolate is made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants. It Contains less sugar. A bite of dark chocolate a day could not only be good for your heart, but may also improve brain function, alleviate stress, and lower the risk of diabetes.

This article of 7 health benefits of dark chocolate is supported by science.

1. Very nutritious
     Dark chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and few other minerals.

2. A Powerful source of antioxidants
     Dark chocolate is loaded with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants.

3. May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure
     The bioactive compounds in cocoa may improve blood flow in the arteries and cause a small but statistically significant decrease in blood pressure.

4. Improve blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of developing diabetes
     Studies have shown healthy amounts of dark chocolate rich in cacao could actually improve how the body's metabolic glucose. Glucose is a type of sugar you get from foods you eat, and your body uses it for energy. Dark chocolate also reduces insulin resistance.

5. May reduce heart disease risk
     The study showed that eating dark chocolate more than 5 times per week lowered the risk of heart disease.

6. It's good for your skin
     Studies show that the flavanols from cocoa can improve blood flow to the skin and protect from sun damage.

7. Prevent memory loss
     One study of healthy volunteers showed that eating high-flavanol cocoa for five days improves blood flow to the brain.

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