Chocolate is decadent, indulgent, sinful...right? Maybe not — cacao is loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids that can lower risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease and boost brain power. Enjoy health benefits without the guilt by staying away from milk and white chocolate, which are highly processed and full of sugar and fat. Stick to bars with 70 percent or higher cacao content. These treats may taste somewhat bitter at first, but less sugar helps the real chocolate flavor take the stage.
Do It Today: Switch to dark chocolate for healthier (and more intensely flavored) candy.
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