Reasons to love DARK CHOCOLATE

1. Rich in Nutrients- A 100 gm bar of dark chocolate usually contains plenty of potassium, fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, zinc, selenium and much more. But, make sure you have it in moderation since all these nutrients come with 600 calories, as well.

2. Good for Heart- Studies have shown taking small amounts of dark chocolate twice or thrice a week can lower your blood pressure and regulate your heart. It also improves the blood flow and prevents the formation of blood clots. Dark chocolate also prevents the situation of arteriosclerosis where the arteries become hard and stop functioning properly!!

3. Good for Brain- Dark chocolate is known to boost the blood flow, whether it is your heart or your brain. It has cognitive benefits as well, like it prevents strokes.

 4. During Pregnancy- A research reported that women, who ate dark chocolates during their pregnancy, were better at handling stress than those, who didn’t. Also, the babies were found happier, and they smiled more often. So, if you are expecting, eat dark chocolates to get a happy baby.

5. Protection against Sun- Studies found that people, who were eating dark chocolates with high flavonoids, took twice the time to develop the reddening that indicates sunburn. There are many chocolate-based facials and massages, which make it very clear that chocolate is good for your skin too.

6. Higher Intelligence-A researcher at the University of Nottingham found that drinking or eating flavoring-rich cocoa increases the blood flow in certain parts of the brain, which improves your productivity and concentration for about 2-3 hours.