All About Chocolate
Chocolate. Its relationship with human beings is long and complex. Nowadays, we associate it with brief, liminal pleasure that lasts until it passes from our mouths and into our stomachs. Chocolate is polarizing. You either love or hate it, feel guilty about eating it, or embrace it. We’d say there is no in-between, but human beings and chocolate are, as we said, complex.
With all that backstory, all those heart-shaped boxes, and nights of binge eating, it's going to be hard for you to think about chocolate as a health staple. Yes, chocolate is a health staple.
But having a healthy and productive relationship with chocolate can actually prove to be beneficial to your body’s health!
We here at Agape Nutrition have chosen three chocolate (cocoa) or chocolate-flavored supplements from our vast collection to show you how chocolate can actually be your friend (once you’ve gotten past all the stigmatizing). By adding a touch of sweetness and additional nutrients, the inclusion of chocolate in your supplement routine can be super beneficial!
A good place to start is with dark chocolate. The amount of sugar/fat it contains is far lower than that of white or milk chocolate, and it contains many “important minerals, including iron, magnesium, zinc, copper and phosphorus” according to the Cleveland Clinic. It is also rich in flavonols, which are great for your heart and produce better blood flow. The more cocoa is in your chocolate the better! It means you're getting less of all the added stuff that can make chocolate, as it’s stigmatized, unhealthy.
DaVinci Labs, Cocoa HGH
This powdered supplement, meant to be mixed into a drink, gets its chocolatey flavor from real cocoa. Cocoa is a natural antioxidant that can aid in reducing inflammation. This particular supplement contains amino acids shown to support the release of HGH or the Human Growth Hormone, which maintains tissue and organ function in adults.
Cocoa HGH is available for purchase at Agape Nutrition here.
Integrative Therapeutics, Vitaline CoQ10 100 mg Chocolate Flavor 30 Chewable Wafers
Pure, natural CoQ10 to support heart health and mental function*
The world's most clinically studied CoQ10
CoQ10 in a pure, natural form - not synthesized
This product contains no salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy products, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, preservatives, or ingredients of animal origin
This chocolate flavored wafer contains natural CoQ10 which is great for you heart health and the function of your brain. The CoQ10 in this supplement, which is vegan and free of artificial dies and flavorings, is all natural (meaning it’s unsynthesized). Plus, it comes in a fun chocolate wafer, which is a treat for your taste buds and your health!
To purchase these Integrative Therapeutics CoQ10 Chewable Wafers visit Agape Nutrition here.
XYMOGEN, BrainSustain™ Creamy Chocolate
BrainSustain is a dietary supplement that supports, you guessed it, brain health (and your recall ability). Its decadent chocolate flavor doesn’t exist solely for the taste, though. Containing real cocoa powder, this supplement supports your brain and your antioxidant systems! How cool is that? It’s like the good taste of chocolate is just an added bonus.
You can purchase BrainSustain here at Agape Nutrition.