7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Very nutritious 


Cocoa and dark chocolate have healthy fatty acids. Oleic acid, stearic acid, and palmitic acid are the main fats.

Antioxidant powerhouse


Antioxidant-rich cocoa. ORAC values are tested in a test tube and may not be biologically relevant.

May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure 


NO instructs the arteries to relax, which decreases blood pressure by lowering blood flow resistance.

Increases HDL and prevents LDL.


Dark chocolate with lycopene reduced total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides in a small trial.

Reduces chance of heart disease


This should reduce arterial cholesterol and heart disease risk over time.

Sun protection.


Flavanols reduce UV damage, promote skin density and hydration, and improve blood flow. 

Improve brain function 


High-flavanol cocoa improves brain blood flow in young adults. Cocoa improves attention, language learning, and memory.

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