Dark chocolate is very high in flavonoids which promote the flow of blood. Researchers from the UK found that consuming 30g of dark chocolate on a regular basis caused increases in maximum oxygen consumption, cycling efficiency, and gas exchange threshold. In other words, if you word out and have a desire to improve your endurance, dark chocolate can be of help.
Other recent studies have touted the beneficial effects of flavonoids and polyphenols in foods such as chocolate and people’s other favorite – wine.
They are effective in reducing inflammation and free radical damage to cells. In addition, they have some long-term health benefits such as anti aging.