Health and Chocolate

Author: Carmen | September 30, 2009 | ChocolateInformation

It is a well-known fact that balanced nutrition must also include pleasurable food. What can be more pleasurable than a personalized chocolate bar you designed? So we've decided to talk a bit about health and chocolate

chocri actually has a number of healthy ingredients/ toppings that you can combine with dark chocolate. Here's an example of a bar that's full of goodness:

Healthy Chocolate Bar

  • Dark chocolate has a high amount of flavoniods. "Flavoniods keep cholesterol from gathering in blood vessels, reduce the risk of blood clots, and slow down the immune responses that lead to clogged arteries." (WebMd). Apart from that, any kind of chocolate contains theobromine and phenethylamine, which are linked to serotonin levels in the brain (read: chocolate makes you happy!). It also has a high amount of antioxidants - learn more about those in our blog post on Chocolate and Antioxidants

  • Meanwhile, cranberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants... but you probably knew that already

  • Pine nuts are good for your nerve system and speed up wound healing, should you have any (we hope not!). Together with chocolate they're great for concentration

  • Fennel is a herb that helps and strengthens your digestive system

  • Scientists say, if you eat 20g of almonds a day, your risk of a heart disease drops by 50%. That's because they lower your cholesterol. If you don't like almonds, substitute them with Organic Spelt Flakes, they have a similar effect. By the way - your chocolate bar doesn't have any cholesterol!

  • Finally, Ginger is an all-around health champion, and has for examples the powers to speed up recovery from a cold (or prevent it right away)

While we would of course love it, we don't recommend a diet that consists entirely of chocolate. But we do think a balanced, nutrient-rich diet is the right way to go.
Luckily there's soon chocri in the US, where you can design a chocolate bar that directly responds to the needs of your body.


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