This Valentine's Day unprocessed cacao is being used with low glycemic index sweeteners and berries to produce a new type of chocolate, which may enhance it's weight loss properties. Dieting and the benefits of berry antioxidants and probiotics are also discussed with comments from an Anti-Aging Doctor.
(PRWEB) February 6, 2009 -- Chocolate has long been regarded as a sweet and sinful indulgence. Everyone knows that it tastes good, makes you feel good and puts a smile on your face. But in the past we've all had to live with the specters of fat, sugar, chemical processing and weight gain that were associated with typical chocolates. But in the past year or two the health benefits of chocolate the real pure unadulterated kind have been researched and exposed.
Anti-aging and supplement guru Dr. Dave Woynarowski, MD makes this comment on the current state of chocolate:
"It is truly amazing but now you can have your chocolate and eat it too. Manufacturers are now using unprocessed cacao, natural low to moderate glycemic index sweeteners and boosting the already formidable antioxidant power of chocolates with berries like the Acai berry and blueberries."
And it's working.
"I have had people tell me that the richness and flavor of the chocolate satisfies their cravings fast so they don't overeat junk foods. It's been easy for them to stick with one or two pieces of low calorie natural chocolate and that is all they need. Now dieting does not have to be such drudgery and sacrifice," says Woynarowski who specializes in fat loss.
The key features of healthy chocolate are the following:
1) High cacao content with special cold processing to maintain the huge natural antioxidant content.
2) Low added sugar content and reliance on natural sweeteners like Agave, brown rice syrup and natural sugar cane so that people with diabetes or other sugar problems can eat them without problems.
3) In cookies and bars the same kinds of chocolates can be combined with high natural fiber content to enhance the cleansing and detoxifying properties of chocolate and the various berries like Acai as well.
4) A decent portion size for the amount of calories. One piece of dense rich chocolate may be enough to satisfy the sweet tooth if it's a decent size. This can actually enhance the weight loss properties of chocolate.
5) A higher than normal antioxidant content. Research is on going but suggests that chocolate is a great way to deliver the added antioxidant benefits of berries and perhaps other healthy additives like probiotics. In some cases it appears to be the superior way to get these into your body.
Dr. Woynarowski says, "This is good news for chocoholics especially with Valentine's Day just around the corner."
Now you can give your loved one something sweet that won't ruin their diet, make them fat, and may very well make the much healthier.
How sweet it is.
For more information on healthy chocolates, visit Dr. Dave's Best website.
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