3 Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

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Mm, chocolate. Obviously it's delicious, but here are three even better reason to eat dark chocolate. Cocoa is heart friendly. It contains compounds called "flavonols" that aid blood flow to your brain and help blood vessel relax.

Plus, dark chocolate isn't as bad for your waistline as you thought. It usually has less sugar and fat than milk chocolate. And no surprise to the chocoholics out there, but it may help your body handle stress.

You have to make smart picks, though. Go for the darker kinds without extra ingredients. Dark chocolate with caramel and marshmallow isn't a healthy snack. And watch your portions. A square or two a few times a week is just fine. And those are the tasty truths about eating chocolate.