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Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

Dark chocolate: what was once considered a sweet treat is now considered one of the top-ranking superfoods. Chocolate dates back to 2000 BC when the first chocolate connoisseurs drank it as a beverage. Long after, chocolate was revolutionized after the invention of chocolate bars in the 1800s. Dark chocolate is derived from cocoa beans which are separated from cocoa nibs. The nibs are later ground into chocolate liquid. The liquid, after separating it from cocoa butter, is then refined into chocolate bars. So, why is dark chocolate healthy? According to hsph.harvard.edu, dark chocolate contains high amounts of flavanols. Flavanols, which are plant chemicals derived from the cocoa beans, have been linked to protecting the heart from cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, cocoa...

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