Weight loss 1
Because dark chocolate is much richer and more filling than its lighter counterparts, it can help curb cravings for other sweet or salty treats, many of which have far more calories and way fewer health benefits than the dark stuff.
Increases sex drive 2
We all know eating chocolate is euphoric, but now we have the science to prove it. A 2007 study found that letting chocolate melt in your mouth can raise your heart rate and get you more hot and bothered than kissing. And really, what’s sexier than a woman with flushed cheeks and a roaring libido? Nada, that’s what!
Softer skin 3
Dark chocolate contains a ton of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, and vitamins, A, B1, C, D, as well as skin-loving vitamin E!
Boosts hair's luster 5
To get all the hair benefits of dark chocolate without having to consume any of the calories, try this DIY chocolate hair mask courtesy of Hair Boutique. It promises to make your hair look, feel, and smell good.
Slough off dry, rough skin patches with a reinvigorating, nutrient packed body scrub made from dark chocolate powder, olive oil, brown sugar, and coffee grounds.
Clears your complexion 7
Back in the day, dermatologists used to advise their patients to avoid chocolate to prevent acne, but those days are long gone. We now know that dark chocolate can actually help prevent the inflammation that leads to acne. So go ahead and eat up.
Stress reliever 8
Dark chocolate helps reduce stress hormones, which in turn means fewer worry lines and less collagen breakdown, according to YouBeauty.
Shields against harmful sun rays 9
The flavonolds found in dark chocolate have been clinically proven to help protect skin from sunburn, redness and other UV damage, such as wrinkles! According to research published on the National Institute of Health site, people who consumed a bar of dark chocolate a day over the course of three months are better protected from the sun’s harmful rays than those who abstained from the dark stuff.