Dark chocolate seems to come up a lot when we talk about foods that are good for you, and cocoa as a mood-booster is no exception. Chocolate is chock-full of antioxidants and contains numerous chemicals (like serotonin and caffeine) that can add that boost of happiness to our brains and bodies. You also shouldn’t discount the pure and simple joy that comes from eating a piece of chocolate. Just keep in mind that you still need to consume it in moderation, and the chocolates that actually do you more good than harm should be dark, or about 70 percent cocoa.
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