June 2009

The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Earlier this year, lisala wrote a story about the antioxidants found in dark chocolate, as well as the benefits of dark chocolate with red wine. (Talk about sheer decadence for your health! If you haven’t read that article, be sure to find out how much is too much of the delicious duo—and how much you can have in your diet.)

But did you know that dark chocolate is loaded with other health benefits? A small dark chocolate bar every day can actually help your heart, as well as your cardiovascular system. Here are some great ways that dark chocolate can improve your life—aside from tantalizing your taste buds:

Dark chocolate can reduce bad cholesterol by up to 10%.