You see them at every coffee shop known to man: chocolate-covered espresso beans.

It’s an intriguing, but typically acquired taste. But is it more than a food fad?

While you might be inclined to skip the chocolate to have something healthier, here five reasons why you should include them in your pantry.

  1. Great source of antioxidants
  2. Improving your memory
  3. Reducing chronic inflammation
  4. Regulates blood pressure
  5. Fewer calories than nuts and trail mixes


As for that warning, Healthline notes that eating too many can lead to “heartburn, stomach upset, increased bowel movements, sleep problems, anxiety, and pregnancy complications.” It is also known to increase the risk of “bad” or LDL cholesterol.

Written by Peter Valencia

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