You may have suspected it all along, but researchers have found more evidence that chocolate can be good for you. Eating a small amount of dark chocolate every day for two weeks appears to change the metabolism of highly stressed people for the better. In a small sample of volunteers, eating 1.4 ounces a day of dark chocolate (it didn’t say how dark) reduced levels of cortisol and also lessened stress-related differences in metabolism. This article from Science Daily has a little more information.
The article itself is:
Metabolic Effects of Dark Chocolate Consumption on Energy, Gut Microbiota, and Stress-Related Metabolism in Free-Living Subjects, Francois-Pierre J. Martin, Serge Rezzi, Emma Per-Trepat, Beate Kamlage, Sebastiano Collino, Edgar Leibold, Jürgen Kastler, Dietrich Rein, Laurent B. Fay, and Sunil Kochhar. Journal of Proteome Research, Article ASAP; Published online October 7, 2009. DOI: 10.1021/pr900607v