Dark chocolate has recently joined the ranks of superfoods, those fruits and vegetables renowned for their nutritive value. Fresh from the tree, cocoa seeds are rich in minerals and antioxidants, which confer many health benefits. But before you load up on candy bars, it’s important to understand that not all chocolate is equally nutritious. Milk and white chocolate confer few to no benefits, and even dark chocolate varies in quality.
11. Protects teeth from cavities
Studies have shown that the theobromine in chocolate may help restore minerals to teeth much more effectively than fluoride.