Dark chocolate is a treat you don't have to feel guilty about! Aim for 75% or 80% dark chocolate to reap the most benefits. In addition to being dairy free, dark chocolate is a good source of, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Flavanols, and Polyphenols. Flavanols and polyphenols have been shown to lower blood pressure, increase insulin sensitivity (which could reduce risk of T2 diabetes), reduce risk of heart disease and mortality, improve cognitive function, and may protect DNA from oxidative damage!
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