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Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, cocoa and soluble fiber. According to a meta-analysis published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating dark chocolate as a short-term intervention lowers LDL and total cholesterol levels. Dark chocolate is also high in flavonoids, a chemical that has been found to lower LDL cholesterol levels.