02 Jun Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate – the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet cravings that won’t make you feel too guilty for indulging.
Eating dark chocolate has many health benefits and is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Make sure you opt for quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% or higher) and consume in moderation.
Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants and can improve overall health and lower the risk of heart disease.
Dark chocolate contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals such as iron, magnesium and copper which the body needs to function properly.
The fatty acid profile of cocoa and dark chocolate are excellent. The fats are mostly saturated and monounsaturated.
It also contains stimulants like caffeine, which helps with concentration and brain function but is unlikely to keep you awake at night as the amount of caffeine is very small compared to coffee.