2. Endangered Species 72% Cacao with Forest Mint
Per 1 oz (about ⅔ bar): 138 calories, 12 g fat (6.5 g saturated fat), 14 g carbs, 3.5 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 2 g protein
With 72% cocoa and some added natural mint for flavor, these fair-trade-certified, non-GMO squares can help squash pesky sweet cravings with just a few nibbles. What’s more, research has found that eating a small dose of chocolate each day can help you relax and unwind—which can boost your weight loss. That’s because experts have found that dark chocolate increases levels of endorphins and the “happy hormone,” serotonin, in the brain, which reduces stress and elevates mood. Banishing stress will also diminish your levels of cortisol, a hormone that promotes belly fat storage.