Dark chocolate (70% cacao) is loaded with antioxidants, so it’s good for your heart as well as your brain. And it’s good for your “heart” in another way—it encourages the brain to produce endorphins, which make us feel loved and content. Just don’t get carried away: a few small squares a day is all it takes.
Dark chocolate treasures
Looking for that perfect dark chocolate bar? Here are two brands that we love (also great as stocking stuffers!). Lily’s Sweets stevia-sweetened chocolate bars, shown here in Hazelnut & Milk and Cinnamon.