Dark chocolate and its benefits to eye health
Any excuse to eating chocolate is great, and when it also has health benefits to your eyes it is even better.
Unlike milk and white chocolate, dark chocolate has a higher proportion of cocoa and this is where a lot of the health benefits come from. Dark chocolate is still high in sugar and fat, but when eaten in moderation can provide a healthy source of iron, copper, magnesium, fibre, zinc, manganese, and selenium, and cocoa offers copious amounts of antioxidants, flavonoids and flavones.
Milk and white chocolate will not be able to give these benefits as they normally have an even higher sugar and fat content and not enough cocoa. You don’t need much dark chocolate to obtain the health benefits and choosing a dark chocolate with at least 70-80% cocoa is best.
While dark chocolate can provide many health benefits as mentioned above it is also great for eye health.
Here are a few of these benefits…