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4 Health Benefits of Chocolate (and Cons to Consider) (Page 5)

4. Chocolate Helps You See Better

4. It Helps You See Better

When researchers had study participants eat dark chocolate, they were better able to distinguish items on a similarly colored background and took less time to detect the direction of moving dots (two measurements important for night driving) than when they ate white chocolate. Researchers think that flavanols—antioxidants present in dark chocolate, but absent in white chocolate—improved vision.

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