Protect against sun damage – Yes eating chocolate may actually help protect you from the sun.

Reduce cravings – It sounds odd, but chocolate can be used as an effective way to reduce your appetite.

Protect your heart – Chocolate is good for valentines and real hearts.

Aid muscle recovery – Athletes will be happy to know that chocolate can help their muscles recover quickly.

Ease anxiety – Eating chocolate is a great way to reflex and reduce stress.

5 reasons to eat chocolate

Despite its reputation as a fattening dessert, chocolate is now being extolled as a “health food” that ostensibly offers a host of health benefits, from slashing stroke risk to whittling your waistline. Backed by a body of research,  a compelling case in defense of the sweet stuff, proving that the chocolate-as-health food hypothesis isn’t just a funny gimmick—it’s scientifically correct.

Pure, unadulterated cacao, or cocoa, contains the highest concentration of flavonoids—an antioxidant-rich phytochemical also found in green tea, apples and red grapes—which is why it’s important to seek out dark chocolate bars with at least 60 to 70 percent cocoa.

Reads more about good reasons to eat chocolate at  News – Saugus Advertiser – Saugus, MA.