The Health Benefits Of Chocolate Are Pretty Sweet

Over the past few years, many research studies have shown the health benefits of dark chocolate. Cacao beans are one the highest antioxidant foods in the world. Even more than blueberries and red wine. The antioxidants found in chocolate are flavonoids which are known to reduce free radicals (cancer causing agents), improve risk of heart disease, lower bad cholesterol, and control blood pressure. But now, studies have found that dark chocolate can boost brain function and mood and may even lower anxiety and depression. Cacao beans are high in soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and potassium. The higher the cacao content, the more nutritious the chocolate.

Coded by Stephanie Reyes