All About the Chocolate

Inside scoop on healthy dark chocolate! When most people hear the words chocolate, most assume there is no way it could be healthy. You shop at the local grocery store, Target or Walmart and you are bombarded with candy bars at the check out aisle. When you read the label, not only is the calorie content off the charts, so are the waxes, fillers and high fructose corn syrup. And, where is the chocolate content? How in the world could that be healthy? Would it surprise you to know that most chocolate is not as healthy as you think?

Chocolate Candy Bars

There is a lot of research on chocolate. Is the chocolate in your local grocery store the chocolate that is being researched? Not likely. Checking labels has become something I do for my family. The chocolate I eat has the ORAC6 and flavonoid content listed on each piece. This gives me peace of mind. I know what I feed my family is healthy. It gives me the details on the health benefits of what I am eating. I avoid the candy chocolate bars. Instead I choose the healthy chocolates that are just 1 gram of sugar, 1 net carb and 35 calories a piece.

I Feed This To My Kids!

This is the chocolate I fed my three boys before they went to school, after they got home from school and before they went to bed. Thanks for joining us. You are learning the Inside scoop on healthy dark chocolate. It is so easy to Change Your Chocolate!

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Superfood Antioxidants

The only chocolate I know of that shares the antioxidant value of the chocolates, (the ORAC6 score), is Well Beyond Chocolate. If you are looking for the original healthy chocolates, Xocai chocolates are still available. They are now known as Well Beyond and offer the exact same benefits and taste. Developed by industry scientists, the ORAC6 test measures the antioxidant load of any given food. Near the top of the known antioxidant-rich foods is raw cocoa, which scores more than 80,000 for a 100 mg serving on the latest ORAC6 ratings from the USDA. Well Beyond’s products boast the highest ORAC6 scores of any functional foods available today. That is because of the inclusion of cold-processed cocoa, açai and blueberries. These superfood-antioxidant ingredients contain various free radical fighting polyphenols, including flavanols, epicatechins, catechins, procyanidins, as well as vitamins C and A.

Healthy Relationship With Chocolate

What a great idea. We should all have a healthy relationship with chocolate. My family has been eating this chocolate regularly for many years. We continue to do so because we continue to see a benefit. I love how it tastes and makes me feel. Not having to guilt myself about eating desserts and treats is a blessing. I can eat these chocolates anytime I want because I know they are not going to blow my diet. Realizing each piece is equal in antioxidants to a pound of raw spinach is a big bonus as well.

What Is In Your Chocolate?

Don’t want waxes, fillers or processed sugars in your chocolate? Neither do I!. What is in your chocolate? Have you read the label? Even if you buy your chocolate at the health store, it may have been heated at high temperatures for days as most chocolate is. Find a chocolate that tells you how many antioxidants and flavonoids are in the chocolates. What really matters is how many flavonoids are in each piece. I eat 4 pieces a day, spaced out during the day. That is equivalent to eating 4 bowls of raw spinach. It’s a no brainer for me. I will glady eat the chocolate!

Are There Health Benefits To Chocolate?

According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine article, The Benefits Of Having A Healthy Relationship With Chocolate, I would say there are definite benefits;

“These are just a few of the ways research has shown that dark chocolate can benefit you:

  1. Increases heart health: The antioxidants in dark chocolate have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of clotting and increase blood circulation to the heart, thus lowering the risks of stroke, coronary heart disease and death from heart disease.
  2. Balances the immune system: Flavonols prevent the immune system from going into overdrive and reduce oxidative stress, which is an imbalance caused by cells fighting against free radicals and a common cause of many diseases.
  3. Combats diabetes: Epicatechin protects cells, makes them stronger and supports the processes that help the body to use insulin better, which might prevent or combat diabetes.
  4. Improves brain function: Flavonols in dark chocolate have a positive impact on brain function, including better reaction time, visual-spatial awareness and stronger memory. Though research is ongoing, one reason for this may be that flavonols increase blood flow to the brain.
  5. Boosts athletic performance: The epicatechin in dark chocolate increases the production of nitric oxide in the blood, which supports circulation and reduces the amount of oxygen an athlete uses while engaged in moderately intense exercise. This allows the athlete to maintain workout intensity for longer.
  6. Reduces stress: People who ate dark chocolate reported that they felt less stressed, and researchers confirmed that after eating dark chocolate, there were reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This may be related to dark chocolate’s effects on heart health, since stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.”
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