This could be the best news you've heard all day.
Longevity specialist Dr. Michael Roizen was on Oprah a while back telling us all to eat more chocolate to increase longevity. Why? Well, dark chocolate (look for at least 60 percent cocoa) is a concentrated source of antioxidants, which protect cells from age-related damage. In fact, a 1 1/2-ounce square of chocolate may have as many cancer-fighting antioxidants as a five-ounce glass of red wine. (Wine and chocolate, can't get any better than that!) Only dark chocolate will do, but if you eat one ounce every day, you increase the level of healthy fat in your diet. What's more? The European Board of Health lists chocolate as a pre-digestive aid. So goodbye to the saying, "You'll spoil your dinner."
For Fit's pick for the best dark chocolate,
Dagoba Organic Chocolates. Dagoba is organic chocolate, which is always top on my list. Dagoba is:
...dedicated to the Art of Chocolate Alchemy: Transforming cacao into exquisite chocolate through Full Circle Sustainability* that blends quality, ecology, equity & community.
Basically Dagoba was born out of a love for the environment and the desire to protect and restore it - along with a deep passion for exquisite chocolate. That is enough to make my heart (and my chocolate) melt...
All that aside, the Dagoba chocolate is unbelievably delicious. They also have all sorts of interesting flavor combinations like lavender, mint and lime dark chocolate. With chocolate that is this good, it's hard to have just one ounce. Order some online here.
Fit's Tip: Stocking stuffer Alert! Dagoba is the perfect stocking stuffer that is tasty and good for you.