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In this Dec. 11, 2014 photo, Dark Sea Salt Caramel Chocolates, currently among the most popular treats made at the R.G.W. Candy Company, are seen displayed at the company near Atlanta, Ill. (AP Photo/Herald & Review, Jim Bowling)

Chocolate: health benefits of the love potion

Our love for chocolate dates back to the Mesoamerican era, 3,500 years ago. Fast forward 2,000 years, chocolate houses opened throughout Europe and served as social clubs and meeting places for the elite. And today, it remains a prized love food of Valentine’s Day for everyone — and even throughout the year.

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