Intensely dark, rich and sweet chocolate is pure sensual pleasure. Its blissful taste inspires feelings of satisfaction and comfort, and now new scientific research gives us even more reason to be passionate about chocolate: it’s a source of some terrific nutritional benefits when enjoyed as part of a varied, balanced diet.
Chocolate is an antioxidant, eating it will give you a boost.
In addition to being a delicious treat, there is growing evidence that real, high-quality Dark or Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa contain healthful polyphenols, including the type called flavonoids.
Polyphenol compounds (found in red wine, tea, apples, oranges, and various vegetables) act as natural antioxidants in the body, protecting it against disease and damage caused by free radicals.