11 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Do you like dark chocolate?

Did you know that dark chocolate is good for you?

There are amazing health benefits to eating dark chocolate:

  • It contains antioxidants that play a vital role in protecting our bodies from damage and disease
  • Raw chocolate (Cacao) contains the highest amount of antioxidants
  • Dark chocolate is high in iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and zinc
  • Iron is vital for healthy red blood cells, having the recommended daily allowance prevents anaemia. Red blood cells transport oxygen around the body
  • It may reduce stress hormones
  • It may slow down the signs of aging
  • It may help grow healthy gut bacteria which can improve skin conditions such as eczema
  • It may improve your blood pressure
  • It may increase the blood flow to the scalp which can improve the health of your hair
  • Studies have shown that Flavonoids (type of antioxidant) can protect your skin from sun damage
  • It can improve the appearance of the skin and improve blood flow

If you want to try some dark chocolate its advisable to choose organic and one that contains at least 70% Cacao. Avoid white or milk chocolate, the darker the chocolate the less sugar it has.

Written and posted by Amanda Roberts, the Founder of Icylda Skincare on 21st July 2020

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