All of us love eating chocolates and if indulging in a piece of dark chocolate is making you feel guilty, do not feel it anymore! According to recent studies backed by science, dark chocolate is heaped with powerful antioxidants and nutrients which can offer you a myriad of health benefits.

Dark chocolate or bittersweet as it is often termed, is loaded with a rich array of essential minerals like iron - vital for children's immunity, magnesium, zinc, potent antioxidants and flavonoids that render incredible health benefits. The whopping amount of cocoa present in dark chocolate makes it more nutritious and it contains three times more flavanols than milk chocolate making it a best delectable treat.

Furthermore, it also comprises three active compounds such as theobromine, anandamide and phenylethylamine which facilitates in promoting mood, boosting energy. Furthermore, dark chocolate can be incorporated as part of a high blood pressure diet, as it assists in lowering blood pressure and preventing the risk of heart disease, by keeping the systolic and diastolic bp levels in check. Always check the label and buy dark chocolate with 60% or higher cocoa content to reap the benefits. Check the infographics for more details.

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