With Valentine’s Day earlier this month, this is one of the biggest times of the year (minus Halloween) for chocolate. While your sweet tooth may be kicked into gear this month, being picky about the type of chocolate you consume could pay off by improving your health and even your hearing. Eating raw cacao, or dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cacao, is best since it is unprocessed and is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. While the latter, cocoa, is usually heavily processed and devoid of nutrients. Plus, processed cocoa usually contains milk, sugar, and other ingredients (like preservatives) that may not be good for the body. Luckily, if you are a chocoholic, you will be glad to know that dark chocolate is linked to improved hearing health. Yes, you heard right. Raw dark chocolate (cacao) is good for your ears. Because of this fact, there is even a connection between dark chocolate and hearing loss.
Remember, when consuming cacao (dark chocolate), balance is key. Make sure you eat it in moderation but rest easy knowing that dark chocolate is good for your ears. To learn more about the connection between dark chocolate and hearing loss, read more about how cacao can help your hearing.