Needles to convince anyone about the feel good benefits of chocolate, the following health enhancing facts might make you reconsider you diet.
Cocoa is rich in iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and manganese. The antioxidants and flavonoids in the cocoa bean have a positive effect on our heart, blood pressure and skin. Flavonoids are said to lower our insulin and cholesterol levels and improve our cognitive function. Some research even connects it to an increase in the metabolism. A study at the University of California found that people who ate chocolate regularly had lower body mass index compared to the ones who did not. The surprising finding might be due to the fact that the antioxidants and the other compounds in chocolate may increase the blood flow that allows oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to the organs, which increases also the energy consumption of our body.
A piece of dark chocolate is the perfect snack and can satisfy all food cravings, so nutritionists advise to always keep a high quality bar at our reach.
All these benefits, however can be ripped off only with the high cocoa content chocolate, containing no sugar. If you don’t always find it in stores, do not be tempted by the regular versions, as the harm from the sugar content in it would outweigh the benefits. Rather buy some cocoa beans or pure powder and add them to your musli, hot drinks or healthy desserts.
In fact we love chocolate so much for its taste and health benefits that we have created two flavours with it. The first one is our Double Chocolate flavour: a smooth and dense chocolate ice cream with the highest quality cocoa and chunks of intense dark chocolate. The second one is our bestseller Chocolate & Goji berries: vegan, made of coconut milk and topped with sweet goji berries and dark chocolate pieces. Like all other ice creams, these chocolate treats are sugar free, sweetened with stevia and maltitol, so you can enjoy them as often as you like, knowing that you nourish your body in the best way you can: www.coppadellamaga.co.uk/ice-cream/flavours/vegan-chocolate-and-goji-berries-healthy-ice-cream/