Dark Chocolate not only tastes great, it’s also is jam packed with a ton of health benefits. Check them out below:

Antioxidants: Dark Chocolate contains antioxidants like flavanol, polyphenols and catechins. They may improve blood flow to the brain, increasing function and verbal fluency. Not only do they allow blood to flow more easily, they also have have anti-Inflammatory and neuroprotective effects.

Endorphines: Dark chocolate boosts endorphines, the ‘feel good’ chemicals in the brain. These endorphines bind to opiate receptors in the brain, leading to a feeling of euphoria, similar to what a runner experiences during their ‘runners high.

Sun Protection: Flavanols may decrease sun damage by improving blood flow to the skin, as well as increasing hydration and skin density.

High In Minerals: Cocoa and dark chocolate contain important minerals such as iron, magnesium and copper which help the brain communicate with the body.

To get the most health benefit from dark chocolate, aim for ones that are at least 70% dark. This ensures that you maximize the antioxidant properties present!