5 Health Benefits of Chocolate

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It’s said that over one billion dollars worth of chocolate is sold each year on Valentine’s Day. Besides tasting incredible, chocolate — especially dark chocolate — is full of antioxidants and good fats with many benefits that can improve your overall health. Here are five health benefits of chocolate.

1. Good for the Heart

Could some chocolate a day keep the doctor away? Research says that just may be the case. According to studies published in the the Journal of Nutrition and the British Medical Journal (or, BMJ), consuming chocolate could help improve your heart health. Chocolate has been found to lower your LDL-cholesterol levels and can also lower the risk of developing heart disease. But don’t go too crazy on this sweet treat, as moderation is the key to reaping the health benefits.

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