Indulge your sweet tooth guilt free and enjoy these beauty and health benefits of chocolate.
Chocolate isn’t considered junk food anymore — it’s a superfood! Sugar, butter and milk dilute the health benefits of cacao, however, so stick to dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao. Here are six, guilt-free beauty and health benefits of chocolate to help you indulge.
1. You’ll have great skin!
We used to think that eating chocolate caused bad skin. Now, chocolate body raps and facials are offered in many spas. Why? Here are just a few of the reasons that chocolate is good for your skin:
- It is rich in antioxidants, which means that it can help keep your skin firm and smooth as you age.
- It nourishes and softens dry skin.
- Flavanols (found especially in dark chocolate) help your skin protect itself from UV damage.