· By Roxanne Benefiel
Healthiest Chocolate Bars on the Market
Healthiest Chocolate Bars on the Market
We all heard the cliche, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” But, what if you can eat your chocolate and be healthy too?
The healthiest chocolate bars boast a variety of feel-good perks from ethically sourced chocolate to chocolates fortified with superfood nutrients. If you are looking for a guilt free treat that packs some healthy benefits, read on for the healthiest chocolate bars on the market.
What Makes a Healthy Chocolate Bar?
When you want to indulge in a chocolate that also contains health benefits, start with a dark chocolate that is at least 50% cocoa. Dark chocolates contain flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties. Couple that with the magnesium, zinc, and copper that are found in dark chocolate to create a treat that boosts mood and promotes healthy cell growth! It’s a win-win for chocolate lovers. Darker chocolates also contain less sugar than milk chocolate.
While dark chocolate alone has healthy properties, many chocolate brands are harnessing the benefits of dark chocolate to deliver even more health and wellness benefits.
Ethically Sourced Chocolate
Many ethically sourced chocolates, like Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Bars, offer up a treat that is both ethically sourced and free of preservatives and artificial flavors. Having a chocolate bar that includes the label ethically sourced or free-trade, ensures that you are consuming a product that is high quality and sourced using only ethical practices. This means you are partaking in a treat that feels good and does good.
If you are looking for a healthy dairy-free chocolate bar, brands like Hu Chocolate offer up a vegan option for chocolate lovers. These chocolate bars are also free of refined sugar and made with quality ingredients.
Vegan chocolate is every bit as yummy as chocolates with dairy and include a variety of delectable flavors.
An emerging trend in high quality chocolate is chocolate bars fortified with superfoods and botanicals. Vosges Haut-Chocolat features a bar that includes the superfood matcha for an extra boost of energy along with health benefits. Matcha is in the same category as green tea and is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to improve heart health.
Most Well Rounded Chocolate Bar
If you are looking for a chocolate bar that wraps all of the above healthy qualities into one bar, look no farther than The Functional Chocolate Company.
All Functional Chocolate Bars are:
- Vegan- Crafted in Idaho from raw Fair Trade cacao, these bars are 100% plant based, vegan & gluten-free.
- Ethically Sourced- Our ethically sourced chocolate comes from a co-op of small farmers across South America.
- Conscious Ingredients - Our product only features the highest quality ingredients that are free of GMO’s and refined sugar.
- Fortified with botanicals- Pairing chocolate with active nutraceuticals and clinically researched ingredients creates an indulgent and especially effective experience.
Each uniquely flavored bar is created to address a common health concern. Try whichever one tickles your fancy, including:
Sexy Chocolate- Champagne and berry to bring a little more oh, la, la to your bedroom. Featuring a blend of botanicals, vitamins, and amino acids with patented LibiFem® (a natural fenugreek extract), this bar will help float your boat.
Menopause Chocolate- A vanilla creme brulee flavored, naturally derived formulation featuring a carefully selected blend of botanicals paired with patented Estro-G 100®, clinically shown to reduce hot flashes by 65%, fatigue by 67% and joint aches by 65%.
Anxiety Chocolate- This mellow mint chocolate bar is a naturally derived formulation utilizing herbs, botanicals and clinically researched and patented PharmaGaba®, & L-Theanine to induce a calm, drowsy-free, state of relaxation.
Sleepy Chocolate- Blueberry and lavender flavored chocolate packed with botanicals including: chamomile, valerian, lavender, passion flower and lemon balm with the clinically researched benefits of PharmaGaba® make this treat ideal for bedtime.
Brainy Chocolate- Zesty orange with ginkgo biloba, bacopa and rhodiola, paired with a proprietary blend of amino acids, omega 3 fatty acids and Chocamine® make the perfect sweet for a quick way to hone in on those tasks.
PMS Chocolate- The SaffSerene® in this gingersnap flavored bar is clinically shown to provide a 50% reduction in the severity of PMS symptoms.
Energy Chocolate- Espresso crunch goodness with a blend of vitamins, taurine, L-Tyrosine, schizandra berry and green tea extract will give you a lift to last you through the day, sans jitters.
Order any of your favorite Functional Chocolate varieties and savor every bite guilt free. As a bonus, you get free shipping on orders over $40. What’s not to love?