Indulge in the Health Benefits of Chocolate

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National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

By Carly Hagemann, Recruitment Coordinator

Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day and a great excuse to treat yourself to a small sweet treat. Dark chocolate in moderation has shown to provide several health benefits to the body. To get the most nutrients, opt for organic, dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content. If you need more convincing, I have gathered the top 5 reasons why you should enjoy something covered in chocolate today.

  • Improves your cardiovascular health: Dark chocolate may help prevent the formation of blood clots by increasing blood flow to the heart
  • Good for your skin: The flavonoids found in dark chocolate can protect the skin against sun damage
  • Makes you (feel) smarter: Dark chocolate may improve your cognitive function by increasing blood flow to the brain
  • Loaded with nutrients: Dark chocolate contains concentrations of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, copper, zinc, and magnesium
  • Cures a troublesome cough: The phytochemical theobromine found in chocolate can help relax bronchi muscles in the lungs

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