Can Eating Chocolate Really Help You Lose Weight?

Chocoholics rejoice! Despite being a decadent and an indulgent treat, dark chocolate (the darker, the better) has many health benefits. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease. Just don’t go overboard, as though chocolate is healthy, it still contains sugar and fat.

From potentially soothing coughs to giving you younger-looking skin (yes, really!), we list 11 surprising health benefits hidden within delicious dark chocolate:

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