Valentine's Day is one of the holidays where sales of chocolate soar for confectioners nationwide.
Men buy it in its numerous forms to give to their special ladies in hopes of winning or keeping their hearts (or just to keep the peace).
Sure it makes a tasty gift, but did you know chocolate can actually be a healthy treat?
Chocolate is made from the cocoa plant that has a high concentration of antioxidants, which help remove all the little nasties from your body. In fact, according to the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, dark chocolate has close to eight times the polyphenol antioxidants found in strawberries.
Chocolate also has been shown to increase our feel-good hormones called endorphins, which results in a positive boost and stress reduction.