A Swedish study that lasted for 9 years showed that those who ate 1 to 2 servings of dark chocolate per week were less likely do experience heart failure.
A study published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews showed that people who ate dark chocolate had reduced blood pressure.
Chocolate releases the happiness hormone, dopamine, which makes people feel relaxed and satisfied after eating chocolate.
Consuming chocolate leads to the increase of the body's endorphin levels, which is considered a natural pain-killer.
Researches found that dark chocolate provides a feeling of fullness, which in turn decreases the craving of sweet food, leading to weight loss.
Swiss scientists found that consuming dark chocolate lowers the levels of stress.
Studies found that consuming dark chocolate helps with the flow of blood to the skin; thus protecting it from the potential harmful effects of sun exposure.
Consuming dark chocolate has proven to decrease levels of LDL, 'bad cholesterol', and increase levels of 'HDL', 'good cholesterol'.
Consuming dark chocolate in moderation has shown to increase insulin sensitivity, which decreases the chances of getting diabetes.
Researches at Harvard University found that eating dark chocolate adds 2 years to your life expectancy.
A component in chocolate called theobromine has shown to treat stubborn coughs.
Due to the component, flavanols, which is found in dark chocolate, the brain is given a power-boost, which increases alertness and concentration.
According to a research published in the journal 'Physiology and Behavior', those who consumed dark chocolate had better eyesight, which may be due to the increased blood flow to the brain and retina.