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When it Comes to Chocolate, Dark is Best

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Good news: Dark chocolate has the highest antioxidant content of any food. Antioxidants are food chemicals that have heart-protecting benefits, including increased HDL (good cholesterol) levels and reduced LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. And as we all know, chocolate can be a great mood booster.

However, just any old chocolate won't do. You have to go for the darkest chocolate you can buy - bars that contain at least 70 percent cocoa. Also, be sure to eat it in moderation, because it does contain fat and calories. Fortunately, a little goes a long way. Just a 1-ounce serving per day (about one square from a large bar) is all you need to get the health benefits. And because of its rich flavor and fat content, you will