Chases crows feet
The cocoa flavonoids in dark chocolate may help improve skin elasticity at your temples.

Improves memory
Drinking 2 cups of flavonol-rich hot chocolate was shown to improve memory speed test results in elderly subjects by improved the brain’s blood flow by 8.3 per cent.

Reduces diabetes risk
In one study, people who ate 25g of dark chocolate up to 6 times a week reduced their risk of diabetes by 34 per cent compared with a 13 per cent reduction in those who ate the milk choc variety just 1 to 4 times a month.

Keeps blood vessels young
Numerous studies point to chocolate’s ability to decrease effects that cause hardening of the arteries, such as making sure white blood cells don’t stick to artery walls.

Fights inflammation
Good microbes appear to feast on chocolate in the gut, which lets them proliferate, ferment and produce health-bestowing anti-inflammatory compounds.

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