Today’s health tip: Benefits of Dark chocolate

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

Cocoa and dark chocolate have a wide variety of powerful antioxidants. In fact, they have way more than most other foods.

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

Dark chocolate improves several important risk factors for disease. It lowers the susceptibility of LDL to oxidative damage while increasing HDL and improving insulin sensitivity.

The flavanols from cocoa can improve blood flow to the skin and protect it from sun damage.

It may improve brain function by increasing blood flow. It also contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine.

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