I absolutely love chocolate and I am psyched to have found several reasons to keep my favorite sweet treat on hand for my family and I to enjoy. I used to eat milk chocolate but, while I was pregnant and having to count carbs, I switched to dark chocolate because this form doesn't contain as much sugar as milk or white. Now that I know that dark chocolate is safer for me, while pregnant or otherwise, I want to understand the other benefits of enjoying my favorite sweet treat. Here are six reasons to go ahead and enjoy a bite:
One reason to enjoy a daily bite of dark chocolate is that the candy contains good-for-you vitamins including riboflavin, calcium and iron. Mix together dark chocolate with nuts and you get extra amounts of these vitamins, according to the California Academy of Sciences.
You don't have to worry about dark chocolate causing acne to form on your skin. Recent studies indicate that there is no direct evidence that supports the claim that chocolate, among other foods, causes acne.