START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
750,141 people care about Real Food

Why Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?

Why Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?

This post originally appeared on EcoWatch

You’ve probably heard that dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, even a superfood, but just how healthy is the chocolate you’ve been eating—and why?

There is a clear distinction between commercial chocolate and organic dark chocolate.

Dark chocolate, considered the food of the gods during Aztec times, is high in fiber and minerals like iron and magnesium.

Dr. Michael Greger explains the connection in his video between dark chocolate and artery function—and what studies not funded by the chocolate industry show about the effect of cocoa on arterial health.

He also explains why you should eat dark and not milk chocolate, why eliminating sugar from cocoa products seems to amplify cocoa’s beneficial effects, and the health impacts of chocolate v. cocoa.

See the science behind why a chunk of dark chocolate is heart healthy.

Read more: , , , , , ,

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it


+ add your own
3:27AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

Yum, I love chocolate.

3:24PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014


3:22PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014


12:09PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

Forwarded this marvelous article

8:26PM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

Please try to buy shade grown fair trade as well!

4:27PM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

Thank you for this informative article.

11:22AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

Important information.

11:19AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014


6:06AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

thank you

11:34AM PDT on Jul 4, 2014


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

Care2 - Be Extraordinary - Start a Care2 Petition
ads keep care2 free

Recent Comments from Causes

She is known as Princess Pushy here in the UK and is well known for letting her mouth run off. Always…

It is nice that the precious life was saved with the rescuer’s good intention, but I wonder helping…

ads keep care2 free

more from causes

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!