Extensively known as a mood-booster and dementia-fighter, recent studies have shown that dark chocolate is associated with a healthy heart. The antioxidants (polyphenols) in chocolate helps protecting body cells from damage. The more cocoa in chocolate, the more antioxidants it contains. This is why dark chocolate has more health benefits than regular milk or white chocolate.

Wait…this doesn’t mean you can have an unlimited amount of chocolate! Dark chocolate is still high in fat and calories and should be consumed in moderation and as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

By Ms. Ayla Coussa

Clinical Dietitian