Heart healthy. Studies have shown that eating dark chocolate can help lower your blood pressure, improve your blood flow, prevent the formation of blood clots, and prevent hardening of the arteries.
Brain food. Dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the heart, so it can help improve cognitive function and help reduce your risk of stroke.
Endorphins. Dark chocolate also contains several chemical compounds that have a positive effect on your mood and cognitive health. Dark chocolate encourages your brain to release endorphins which will make you feel happier.
Antioxidants. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants help free your body of free radicals, which cause damage to healthy tissue. Fee radicals are implicated in the aging process may be a cause of cancer, so eating foods rich in antioxidants, like dark chocolate, can protect you from many types of cancer as well as slow the signs of aging.