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The compounds in dark chocolate have an effect on blood pressure. To get the maximum health benefits, you should try to eat 0.5 ounces per day and make sure that it has a Cocoa content of at least 70%. Less dark chocolate has more added sugar and doesn’t have as much of the flavanols that are responsible for a blood pressure reduction. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your blood pressure will be, but do expect a reduction. Adding pure cocoa powder to recipes or your coffee each morning is another way to get the benefit and might be easier to fit into your routine. Dark chocolate is also a good choice for diabetics that have high blood pressure as well.