Why chocolate is healthy
We all know that dark chocolate has lots of health benefits, but the exact reason hasn’t been clear – until now.
New research, presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, shows that when we eat dark chocolate, our good gut bacteria turns it into anti-inflammatory compounds. “When these compounds are absorbed by the body, they lessen the inflammation of cardiovascular tissue, reducing the long-term risk of stroke,” lead study author John Finley said in a press release.
It’s not just good for our hearts, either. Previous studies have shown that it could be good for our brain health – and even be as effective as prescription mood drugs!
Read on for two more reasons to eat chocolate every day.