Yes! – it no longer has to be a guilty pleasure. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate which is rich in antioxidants, are good for blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart health. It is also great for weight loss! A recent study featured in BBC News goes into more detail.
The study found that despite the high caloric content, chocolate is associated with lower BMI (body mass index). It in fact found that people “who ate chocolate a few times a week were, on average, slimmer than those who ate it occasionally.” I eat 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate in the form of pure cocoa with my oatmeal every morning.