“The superiority of chocolate [hot chocolate], both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain..." Thomas Jefferson (1785) in a Letter to John Adams
I doubt that Thomas Jefferson's prediction on America's hot beverage preferences will come to fruition however his advice on the health benefits of Hot Chocolate seem prophetic.
It has been shown that hot chocolate has a higher antioxidant concentration than tea and red wine. This backs up the statement made on the Youtube video featured on my earlier post.
More information about the health benefits of chocolate can be found at the links below: