Time to stuff your face like you're Augustus Gloop in Wonka's factory: according to scientists, dark chocolate is good for your health. Like maybe even really good.
Studies show that people who eat 70 grams of chocolate every day increase their vascular health dramatically by "restoring flexibility to arteries and preventing white cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels."
As if we actually needed a reason to eat more dark chocolate?
The research published in the March 2014 issue of "The FASEB Journal" conducted the study on 44 middle-aged, overweight men over two periods of four weeks.
For people who are already in good health, these results could potentially vary.
Previous investigations claim that regular dark chocolate may not provide these benefits because manufacturers remove flanavol from it, which tastes too bitter for most people. But according to Doctor Diederik Esser, one of the paper's authors,
"increasing flavanol content has no added beneficial effect on vascular health."
Still, you probably should choose high-quality dark chocolate for health reasons and not a bar with added chemicals and hard to pronounce ingredients.