|What it is||What it is not|
|Cocoa||No milk or other additives|
Not sugar rich*
|Coconut and coconut oil**||No cocoa butter|
Each 100-gram serving of dark chocolate contains up to 24 gr. of sugar, and milk chocolate has up to 51.5 grams of added sugar.
Cocoa provides phytochemicals and flavonoids that in laboratory studies demonstrate to be powerful antioxidants and prevent damage to the heart and blood vessels, while it also guards our DNA from damage that can lead to cancer.
* The American Heart Association recommends women and men limit their added sugar intake to no more than 100 cal (25 gr/ day) and 150 cal (37.5 gr/day), so you can eat 5-8 regular chocolate candies and overdose on added sugar.
Since we use Truvia (no calories and has glycemic index of zero). Of course, if you prefer to order Cocolate with other sweeteners - you can. If you do that, you can't be guilt free though!
** Coconut is an amazing product which has unique high content of medium chain triglycerides. Although they are considered to be acsaturated fat, they do not contribute to coronary vascular disease or obesity. In fact, medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.
Studies show that coconut oil improves important cardiac risk factors like total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, which may translate to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Also coconut oil can reduce appetite and increase fat burning which can help you to loose weight and especially helpful in reducing abdominal fat.
Coconut is rich in lauric acid and monolaurin which can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi including yeast Candida Albicans, a common source of yeast infections in humans.