Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate not only tastes and feels great it is actually good for your health thanks to gut bacteria that lurk inside your colon.

A recent study by John Finley, a professor of food sciences at Louisiana State University, and his students showed that beneficial bacteria that reside toward the end of our digestive tract ferment both the antioxidants and the fiber in cocoa. Dark chocolate is good for your heart because of fermentation by gut bacteria, creating anti-inflammatory compounds that improve blood vessel function.

Telmo Pereira of the Department of Cardiopneumology at the Superior College of Health Technology in Portugal explains “The benefits come from cocoa, chocolates with the highest proportion of cocoa are better.”

via scientificamerican