Health - Dr. Gary Goldenberg: "Can Chocolate Give You Youthful Skin?"
A recent study by a group of London scientists found that those who ate 20 grams of dark chocolate for 12 weeks were able to stay in the sun for twice as long without getting burned in comparison to those who ate none.
"Oxidative stress is one of the main enemies of the skin and it's due to UV exposure, chemicals, and environmental pollutants that cause release of free radicals," said Gary Goldenberg, MD, Medical Director of Mount Sinai Dermatology. "These, in turn, damage the top and middle layers of the skin, where collagen lives. This is where chocolate comes in to help. Dark chocolate greater than 70 percent cocoa has the greatest benefit for the skin." Learn more