Yes, you read that correctly—it’s chocolate week, ladies! And we wouldn’t be celebrating if this candy favorite wasn’t actually healthy for you.
Study after study have proven the benefits of snacking on dark chocolate. It’s good for more than curing your break-up woes!
So what’s the secret behind dark chocolate’s distinct taste and healthfulness? Cacao a long with healthy chemicals like flavonoids and theobromine, this tiny bean is a disease-fighting machine. Below are a few more reasons to indulge in this superfood—just limit yourself to 7 ounces, or about four dark chocolate bars, a week.
1. It’s good for your heart.
2. It can help you lose weight.
3. It can help prevent diabetes.
4. It’s a stress reducer.
5. It’s good for sun protection.