Dear chocoholics, you might be on to something. Flavonols—the antioxidants found in dark chocolate—can actually improve your skin circulation, which helps the nutrients in your blood to nourish your complexion. The benefit to your looks: Super-radiant skin! In one study, people who drank flavonol-rich cocoa for 12 weeks had smoother, more hydrated skin (not to mention, they hit the jackpot of medical studies, huh?). But this doesn’t mean you should hoover the dark M&Ms next time you’re at the movies, just because dark chocolate is better for you. You want to opt for the darkest chocolate you can find, like bars or cocoa powder that contain at least 70-percent cacao. When you find that—go to town (with a square or two)!
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