It is rare that eating chocolate is recommended for health reasons. However, quite surprisingly, dark chocolate does contain antioxidants that benefit your body when eaten in moderation. Since it has little or no sugar, dark chocolate is far less susceptible to heat than milk chocolate.
Some recent studies suggest that eating dark chocolate provides your body with essential antioxidants that could help with getting rid of free radicals that cause premature aging. Other studies indicate that another benefit of dark chocolate is that it could help with lowering bad cholesterol oxidation and reduce the risk of blood clots.
It is estimated that dark chocolate contains eight times the levels of polyphenol antioxidants when compared with strawberries.
In addition to being a pleasure on the palate, consuming fifty grams of dark chocolate could provide health benefits and supplement your diet with additional iron, potassium, and calcium.