Chocolate is now scientifically proven to have health benefits

Good news for chocolate lovers! Science has confirmed: chocolate is delicious and nutritious! Chocolate improves cognitive performance linked with reasoning, memory, attention and language.

Dark chocolate is good for the heart by helping to restore the flexibility of arteries and preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Dark chocolate is loaded with beneficial minerals such as potassium, zinc and selenium.

Eating chocolate can reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raise levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL). Dark chocolate is a great source of flavonols that have excellent antioxidant effects and can fight against skin damage.

Related: Chocolate Lovers Get a Nice Surprise from Nestle’s Research Team

According to a recent Finnish study, chocolate-eating expectant mothers are less stressed and have babies that smiled more than babies of non-chocolate-eating parents.

Originally published at SocialUnderground.