The health benefits of dark chocolate may include lowering high blood pressure, German researchers report.

October 11th, 2008

You may have believed that cocoa and chocolate were “bad for you”. The truth however is that the right kind of chocolate offers many health benefits that sound almost too good to be true.

Consumption of chocolate has been often hypothesized to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease due to chocolate’s high levels of stearic acid and antioxidant flavonoids. However, debate still lingers regarding the true long term beneficial cardiovascular effects of chocolate overall.