Let me start this with by saying “Not all chocolate is created equal”
The potential health benefits of processed, highly sweetened chocolate are slim to none but the health benefits of dark chocolate are numerous and quite impressive.
A 100g bar of dark chocolate with 75-85% cocoa contains:
11g of Fibre
67% of the RDA for Iron
58% of the RDA for Magnesium
89% of the RDA for Copper
98% of the RDA for Manganese
It also has plenty of Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc & Selenium.
RDA= recommended daily allowance.
Of course 100g (3.5 ounces) is a fairly large amount and not something you should be consuming on a daily basis, all these nutrients also come with 600 calories and moderate amounts of sugar, for this reason dark chocolate should be consumed in moderation most experts recommend no more than 30-60g per day.
8 potential benefits of dark chocolate:
1: It can reduce stroke risk
2: It can boost heart health
3: It can help protect your skin
4: It helps improve blood flow
5: It boosts your moods
6: it’s good for your overall cholesterol profile
7: protection from disease causing free-radicals
8: It contains very powerful antioxidants
In conclusion dark chocolate can pack a healthy punch in MODERATION! eat intentionally not habitually.