10. Dark chocolate is one of the best foods to help boost physical energy
The good news, DARK chocolate is a relatively healthy and delicious way to boost your energy level. The bad news, you can only have two squares so as not to completely ruin any calorie conscious diet you may be following. The chocolate contains flavonoids, antioxidants, a stimulant called theobromine, and slight levels of caffeine that will provide energy. High quality dark chocolate is an excellent source of dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, and trace minerals.
What to do: When choosing chocolate, keep in mind that this is NOT the milk chocolate bar near the checkout stand of the grocery store. Milk chocolate is more sugar than chocolate. You are looking for chocolate that is 70% or higher cacao (cocoa) content to enjoy the benefits outlined here.
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