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In addition to its great taste, good quality chocolate contains vitamins A, B1, C, D and E as well as iron, calcium, potassium and high levels of magnesium.
It also releases "feel good" chemicals in the brain that make you feel happier and more relaxed.
International research continues to show one of the greatest benefits of chocolate (particularly dark chocolate) is in its high level of antioxidants that prevent cancer.
Recent US research concluded that the cocoa content of chocolate is very high in compounds called phenolic phytochemicals or flavonoids, which can stave off cancer, heart disease and other ailments.