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Dark chocolate

According to a study published in Frontiers in Immunology, regular consumption of dark chocolate has many positive effects on your body, especially in the anti-aging realm. Cocoa and dark chocolate polyphenols (the polyphenols being compounds found in plants) have the power to “switch on” certain signaling pathways that exert antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that simultaneously work to make your body and skin healthier.

Further, cocoa polyphenols were shown to induce the release of nitric oxide that is proven to protect your heart and promote heart health in general. When picking out your next dark chocolate bar, opt for those with a higher percentage of cocoa, as they contain less sugar than other varieties.

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