Dark Chocolate: Superfood

Meet Your Next Favorite Superfood: Dark Chocolate!

Kale. Quinoa. Turmeric. These are just a few ingredients that have earned the name superfood because of their positive impact on our overall health.

So, what if we told you that your next favorite superfood would not only benefit your body but also be one of the most delicious foods ever to grace your tongue?

Dark chocolate! It isn’t just a divine dessert; it’s a hardworking health warrior cloaked in rich, relentless flavor.

Chocolate with a cacao content of 60% or greater is considered dark chocolate, and it’s loaded with antioxidants, including flavanols, polyphenols, catechins, and theobromine. It also boasts beneficial nutrients your body needs, such as manganese, phosphorous, omega-6 fatty acids, and magnesium.

Dark chocolate not only melts in your mouth and tantalizes your tastebuds: It enhances your mood while decreasing the likelihood of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke.

What are some other benefits of consuming dark chocolate?

In what we imagine must be some of the most fun research studies ever conducted, dark chocolate is shown to:

• Lower blood pressure
• Improve brain function
• Deliver beneficial antioxidants (to neutralize harmful free radicals)
• Help fetal growth and reduce preeclampsia risk during pregnancy
• Raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol levels
• Help prevent stroke
• Lower insulin-resistance risk, which can help prevent diabetes
• Improve mood and help prevent depression
• Promote heart and cardiovascular health

So, why not boost your heart health? Enjoy one of our dark chocolate options by stopping by our shop on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York, or ordering online.

Dark Horse Bar: 64% dark chocolate and made from our in-house blend, this bar is our most popular plain dark chocolate bar with good reason.

Cacao Nibs: 100% organic, our cacao nibs are an excellent source of nutrition you can add to favorite recipes, foods, drinks, and snacks.

Velvet Bar: Combining 58% multi-origin chocolate with a high cocoa butter content gives this bar an exceptionally velvety melt

The 70% Bar: Its name speaks to its level of pure Columbian cacao content, but wait until you taste its vanilla tasting notes!

Blackout Bar: At 85% dark chocolate, this intense, low-sugar bar satisfies in one bite—but will leave you craving more.

Dark Hot Chocolate: Prefer to drink your dark chocolate? Our Dark Hot Chocolate will hit the spot—whether you drink it warm or cool, it’s good and good for you.

How Often Should You Eat Dark Chocolate For Good Health?

While the question of “how much, how often” is still being studied (seriously, how do we volunteer to participate?), there’s data suggesting that regular consumption positively impacts your health.

A 2017 meta-analysis of 508,705 participants concluded that chocolate consumption reduced the risks of coronary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke by eating one to six servings per week of one ounce of dark chocolate.

If you love dark chocolate, that’s one more good reason to satisfy your healthy craving!