14/08/2014 12:32 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

8 Excuses To Eat More Chocolate

A recent study by the FASEB journal found that eating dark chocolate is good for you. Here are eight more reasons why you shouldn't feel so guilty about treating yourself to your favourite mid-afternoon snack...

Need some more persuading? Read on...

1. A bar of dark chocolate has five times more flavonoids than an apple. Flavonoids are antioxidants which increase vein and artery flexibility (they are also found in tea and red wine, win win!).

2. Chocolate with at least 65.

7. Flavonoids (see point 1) also contain insulin and could help prevent diabetes.

8. Cacao can also cure diarrhea.

Perhaps chocolate isn't so bad after all - just try swapping your Dairy Milk for a darker (more flavorsome) bar. It's a small price to pay for this list of health benefits.

Then try munching on these healthy foods - you'll feel happier for it...