You know the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, turns out chocolate might be the next best thing! Chocolate is almost sinfully sweet, but you no longer need to feel guilty about indulging in an ounce or two a few times a week. A growing number of studies show that chocolate, especially antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, has health benefits that put it squarely on the latest list of superfoods. Here are five reasons to eat chocolate everyday:

1. Chocolate could be good for your heart.

A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating a small amount of chocolate could reduce your risk of heart disease.

2. You would be happy if you could eat cake every day.

You know it’s true. Don’t even try to argue with us.

3. Chocolate fudge has the power to improve your day, and your life.

When that hot fudge meets the cold ice cream, something overpowering takes over that will definitely improve your entire day.

4. It can calm you down.

According to a study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, people who consumed more chocolate reported feeling calmer than those who didn’t. You may have already associated chocolate with stress-relief, but now you have science to back you up.

5. It Makes You Smile.

Just the sight of chocolate can evoke a smile, according to a recent British survey. Sixty percent of women ranked chocolate as the most smile-worthy experience, edging out loved ones and other smiling people.

Let’s face it. Chocolate is irresistible, and there is no reason to resist. Now you can feel great about eating chocolate every single day. I know I do.

Cheers,

Natalie