Health Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate.

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Dark chocolate is good for your heart. A small bar of it everyday can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well. Two heart health benefits of dark chocolate are:

Lower Blood Pressure: Studies have shown that consuming a small bar of dark chocolate everyday can reduce blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure.

Lower Cholesterol: Dark chocolate has also been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) by up to 10 percent.

Other Benefits of Dark Chocolate:

Chocolate also holds benefits apart from protecting your heart:
· it tastes good

· it stimulates endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure

· it contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant

· it contains theobromine, caffeine and other substances which are stimulants