4 Reasons to Add Eating Dark Chocolate to Your Beauty Routine
The cocoa bean isn't just delicious and good for you, it makes you prettier too
If you said, "yes," do not pass GO, do not collect $200. Here's the rub (and the best news since Clooney's split from Stacy Kiebler): consuming dark chocolate -- the vitamin, antioxidant and mineral-rich cousin to the overly sugar-filled and processed Hershey bar -- is good for your skin. As an added bonus, dark chocolate also boasts other ancillary beauty -- as well as health -- benefits.
While it's been proven to improve brain function, help control blood sugar, lower your risk of getting cavities and protect against stroke and cardiovascular problems, research published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the following beauty bonuses about consuming dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao):
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Now, while this news is exciting and encouraging, don't think that it's a hall pass to cram chocolate down your throat all day, every day. The research indicates that in order to reap the beauty (and health) benefits of dark chocolate, your body requires between two and three ounces of it each week. That means eating roughly one small square of a typical bar daily will suffice. Sorry.
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