4 Health Benefits of Chocolate (and Cons to Consider)

Learn about the health benefits of chocolate and find out about cons to consider.

When it comes to dessert, chocolate is my weakness. Bittersweet dark chocolate is sure to satisfy my sweet tooth. As a registered dietitian, I also know that chocolate has several health benefits. Still, it’s not kale—so before I totally get swept away by chocolate’s health benefits, I try to remember that there are some downsides to my favorite treat too.

—Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D.

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