11 Foods Your Body Will Thank You for Eating

10. Dark Chocolate

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Who wants dessert? Far from telling you that you must abstain from all sweet stuff, we are going to encourage you to eat more dark chocolate. Somewhere in the range of 30-60 grams per day can actually lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve brain acuity, and protect your skin from sun damage (but keep using your sunscreen).

It’s best to choose chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa in order to get the most beneficial stuff and the least sugar. Do that and you’ll get a nice daily dose of potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and selenium. And because eating chocolate feels good, it releases mood-lightening endorphins.