While the love you have for chocolate may be strong, the actual benefits from this relationship come from antioxidants known as flavonoids. These technical sounding helpers can help to strengthen arteries, take out free radicals, lower bad cholesterol, and raise good cholesterol.
Basically, the only bad news is that it’s only good for you in small doses. So, stash that box from your sweetie in the freezer and make it last. Also, a quick note to the milk chocolate and white chocolate fans, these benefits are only found in dark chocolate with 60 percent cacao or greater. Sorry.