Today is National Chocolate Day!

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(CNN) – If you love chocolate, every day of the year is cause to celebrate, but today is National Chocolate Day.

As a testament to chocolate’s popularity, there are more than two dozen other chocolate-related holidays.

Chocolate was first cultivated about 3,000 years ago by the Mayans and Incas. They used to drink cocoa and even used the beans as currency.

Chocolate has nutrients called flavanols that help to increase blood flow to the heart

Dark chocolate can help raise good cholesterol levels while lowering the bad cholesterol. It also has fiber and antioxidants.

So, if you like sweet, unsweetened, milk or white chocolate, go ahead and satisfy that sweet tooth today.