Amongst many antioxidants and mood boosting good fats, cacao a source of immune boosting zinc, blood building iron and stress busting magnesium. In fact, one small square of dark chocolate provides 24 percent of the daily value of magnesium!
I know you are smiling; so many reasons to eat chocolate! Just make sure it is a quality brand and as dark as you can handle.
Here's what to look for when buying dark chocolate:
-Above 70% cacao. Anything below is usually full of sugar
-Fair trade. Amazingly, many conscious, purposeful companies are sprouting up and paying their workers fairly truly making your chocolate guilt free.
-When buying cacao powder for your hot chocolate, get 100% unsweetened because buying the alternative means you'll be buying sugar-ladened chocolate - not good for your waistline, outweighing the benefits from those cacao beans.