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Health Benefits of Chocolate: Good for you, Healthy Skin

Here's a formula for sensational skin: cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, and . . . chocolate? You heard right. When eaten, flavanol-rich cocoa, the main ingredient in dark chocolate, improves skin's texture, thickness, hydration, and blood flow. It may even boost your skin's defense against the sun by up to 25 percent! How? It packs serious antioxidant power. Just don't overdo it -- chocolate can be high in fat and calories, too. And you still need to wear sunscreen every day. Chocolate's good for your skin? It's true! Antioxidant compounds in cocoa, called flavanols, improve artery health by boosting blood flow, and that...

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