8 Weight-Loss Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate's polyphenols, flavanols, catechins, and theobromine boost gut microbes and fat breakdown.
Monosaturated fatty acids, or "healthy fats," increase metabolism, restrict glucose absorption, and improve insulin sensitivity.
Leptin, which is released after eating dark chocolate, decreases cravings for sugary and fatty foods.
A little square of dark chocolate 20 minutes before a meal will increase brain satiety, helping you eat less at your next meal.
Dark chocolate's caffeine and magnesium enhance strength and endurance, making tough workouts more bearable.
Insulin is a hormone that stabilizes blood sugar, but repeated insulin surges deposit sugar in fat cells.
Inflammation is a major cause of weight gain and weight loss. Dark chocolate reduces inflammation.
Stress increases weight. Cortisol makes you hungry and obese. Brain endorphins increase pleasure in dark chocolate.