What is it about a hot mug of chocolate that brings out our smiles? It’s obviously not just the chocolate, because eating a chocolate bar doesn’t provide quite the same feeling. Cocoa contains flavonoids that not only relax the blood vessels and lowers your blood pressure, but also reduces inflammation in the body. Plus you get to add marshmallows. Let’s be honest. Anytime you have an excuse to enjoy marshmallows, you take it.