Dark Chocolate and 25 Health Benefits

Updated: Jul 5

As I come to the end of my research on stress and dark chocolate, I’ve come to the conclusion that chocolate in its rawest form without sugar is a health food. I’ve listed below 25 health benefits that I have discovered and want to share them with you. But first, I was delighted to try chocolate from dailychocolatevt.com. My favorite was probably the toffee almond bark bar. They have quite a variety of chocolates to offer. Their chocolate shop is located in Vergennes, Vermont.

Here are 25 excuses why you can eat 65-70% dark chocolate with very low sugar, no sugar, or a good natural sugar replacement with a recommended dosage of 1-2 ounces a day. (Remember moderation is key!)

1. Improves mood

2. Contains powerful antioxidants that can protect your cells

3. Protects LDL against oxidation

4. Improves brain function

5. Protects skin from harmful UV rays

6. Reduces risk of stroke

7. Promotes cell growth

8. Improves quality of life