So today a couple of articles caught our eye as we were thinking about the chocolate we carry -- Tru Chocolate. One of these talks about "8 Everyday Health Problems You Can Cure with Chocolate." Apparently the writer doesn't know that the word "cure" is reserved for pharmaceutical drugs, and that you're not supposed to claim that natural products can "cure" anything.
We'll let that be their challenge for now. We'll just report on what their article talks about. In regards to libido, they say that chocolate is "abundant with a chemical called phenylethylamine which stimulates your senses and promotes a mood of excitement and well-being." They also rightly point out that, for best results you should stick "to more pure sources of cacao, such as unprocessed cocoa powder or organic dark chocolate."
The other article is about 3 foods that help you to lose weight: grapefruit, lettuce, and dark chocolate. (Which do you think is our favorite?) Now we've always pointed out that, for health benefits, you should eat dark chocolate in moderation -- an ounce a day or less. And Tru Chocolate comes in 8 gram pieces, so you should be able to safely eat 3-4 pieces a day. The article agrees with moderation, pointing out that healthy dark chocolate can curb your desire for other, unhealthy sweets. It also says that it can help to slow the digestive process (so you feel full longer), and that "dark chocolate ... has healthy fats that can help keep metabolism up."
Many articles on dark chocolate will point out that the value of dark chocolate is higher than that of "candy" chocolate because of the high levels of sugar in candy. But no one really talks about sugar-free chocolate, maybe because there aren't many healthy options for sugar-free chocolate. Most use artificial sweeteners. From what we've seen, Tru Chocolate has one of the few truly great ingredient combinations with a natural sweetener that's low on glycemic impact and tastes great.
Looking to promote your health while enjoying the heck out of the process? We hope you'll give Tru Chocolate a try!