OK, before you get too excited and go buy a Snickers bar, we’re not talking about the milky, sugary chocolate that would likely cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. What we’re talking about is dark chocolate.
Yep, the bitter bar. As it turns out, dark chocolate improves insulin sensitivity, according to a study conducted by researchers at Tufts University. The study further found that chocolate also significantly dropped in blood pressure, reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol. Another study found it to improve blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension