Chocolate lovers rejoice, as new research has discovered that eating dark chocolate may prevent obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The study was published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. It found that dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow.

Mice were used in this study, and since the ingredients in the dark chocolate were rich in antioxidants they decreased their appetite, resulting in weight loss while lowering their blood pressure and sugar levels. Dark chocolate has also been linked to improved thinking and concentration.

Science has uncovered the magic of cocoa as a powerful antioxidant that can help you manage your weight and prevent Type 2 diabetes. But remember this rule does not apply to milk or white chocolate; it must be dark and unprocessed for you to gain the benefits of the antioxidants, as science continues to discover the health benefits of dark chocolate.