Dark-Chocolate Health Benefits

Seven health benefits of dark chocolate

Add a few squares of dark chocolate to your daily diet and reap health benefits.

By Donna Fleming

It’s sweet and full of calories, so it has to be bad for you, right? Yes, unfortunately, most versions of chocolate, as great as they may taste, are not your friend if you have them as more than an occasional treat. Dark chocolate, however, can be good for you, thanks to a compound it contains called flavanol. This comes with all kinds of health benefits.