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15 reasons to eat more chocolate

Espresso Logo By Renée Henry of Espresso | Slide 1 of 17: The science is clear—if you like chocolate, you may be poised to reap some interesting health benefits ranging from improved mood to a reduced risk of stroke. But here’s the rub: it has to be dark chocolate, at least 72 percent cocoa solids. Less than that and the sugar mitigates the benefits and turns it into just another type of candy. That said, if quality dark chocolate is your bag, here are some of the ways that it could benefit you health-wise.

15 reasons to eat more chocolate

The science is clear—if you like chocolate, you may be poised to reap some interesting health benefits ranging from improved mood to a reduced risk of stroke. But here’s the rub: it has to be dark chocolate, at least 72 percent cocoa solids. Less than that and the sugar mitigates the benefits and turns it into just another type of candy. That said, if quality dark chocolate is your bag, here are some of the ways that it could benefit you health-wise.

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