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There’s no need to be afraid. In fact, pleasurable experiences await you in the darkness. Namely, those found within dark chocolate. It isn’t uncommon to find yourself mysteriously drawn to its charismatic ways—and for good reason.

Here are just a few of the ways dark chocolate can light up your life:

Heart & brain health: Studies show that consuming a small amount of dark chocolate three times a week can help lower blood pressure. Likewise, it can help improve cognitive function.

Happiness: Dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the same chemical released by your brain when falling in love. It encourages the brain to release endorphins, which make you feel happy.

Antioxidants: There are plenty of antioxidants found in dark chocolate, which can help the body rid itself of freed radicals and promote overall health.

We could go on, but there is one thing we know for certain: there’s nothing quite like dark chocolate. Perhaps it will make you feel better or even improve your life somehow. Regardless, we can all agree that its presence does light up your life; even in its darkness.