The level of antioxidants in dark chocolate is actually higher than that of green tea, black tea, or red wine
Dark chocolate helps reduce stress hormones and increases the production of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters
Cocoa compounds found in dark chocolate can reduce blood pressure in the short term and could help guard against cardiovascular disease
Cocoa contains flavonols, phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They help protect the skin from UV damage, thus leading to fewer wrinkles.
A compound in cocoa has been shown to reduce symptoms of both acute and chronic coughs.
Chocolate consumption has also been associated with a lower incidence of myocardial infarction and mortality from coronary heart disease.