4. Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease
Eating dark chocolate reduces your risks of chronic disease (for instance, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke) due to its flavonoids and polyphenol compounds.
3. Better Digestive Health
Polyphenol compounds in dark chocolate help by promoting anti-inflammatory bacteria in your gut’s microbiome. It behaves like a prebiotic, which then forms the probiotic bacteria needed to protect the gut.
2. Decreases Inflammation
If you have chronic inflammation, you want to decrease it since this can increase the risk of many diseases. Studies on dark chocolate found moderate prevention and repair of cell damage from inflammation.
In a 2018 study, they found eating 30 grams of 84 percent dark chocolate over eight weeks significantly reduced inflammatory markers in people with type 2 diabetes.