Growing up, your parents probably told you that eating too much chocolate would make you sick—but they were only right to an extent! There are many health benefits to eating chocolate, as long as you don’t over-indulge at one time. Scientists have proven that eating chocolate leads to a healthy heart! Eating one to two servings of dark chocolate a week reduces the risk of heart failure. Dark chocolate also acts as a natural cough suppressant, much like cough syrup, without leaving you feeling drowsy, due to the chemical that chocolate contains called theobromine. On top of that, dark chocolate actually helps you lose weight! It is light and filling, and helps you eat less salty and fatty foods. AND eating chocolate reduces stress! Clear, healthy skin is another positive side, and eating chocolate over time increases your skins ability to resist sunburn for longer periods of time. When overloaded at work, eat a few pieces of chocolate, and it will help you relax. It has been proven that pregnant mothers who eat chocolate deal with stress better, and actually have happier children once their babies are born. Most importantly, eating dark chocolate leads to a higher level of intelligence, as it boosts blood flow to the brain, increasing brainpower and alertness for two to four hours. People who eat more dark chocolate have scored higher on cognitive tests than those who don’t. What else could you ask for of this delicious food? At Dorinda’s Chocolates, we search for the perfect combination of dark chocolate and natural ingredients. The Naked 70% is a perfect example! Made of 70% dark chocolate ganache and dipped in 70% dark chocolate, this piece meets the requirements for benefiting your health and increasing your intelligence level! I guess that means we should all just eat more chocolate.