Chocolate tastes very sweet, but you may enjoy an ounce or two a few times a week. A studies show that chocolate, especially antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, has health benefits that you can put it on the latest list of superfoods. Chocolate has so many health benefits because it is rich in flavonoids, which are naturally occurring substances found in plants that can provide a serious boost in antioxidant action for you.
The darker the chocolate is better. Not only does dark chocolate have a higher concentration of antioxidants than milk chocolate, but milk chocolate is also higher in added sugar and unhealthy fats. Still, the daily dose of antioxidants in dark chocolate doesn’t give you license to indulge in a dessert free-for-all — dark chocolate is still loaded with fat and calories — so eat a max of 1 to 2 ounces a day.