The average American eats 10-12 pounds (4.5 kg) of chocolate a year. So when chocolate lovers go on a diet the temptation to succumb to the sweet, luscious taste of chocolate is often too strong to resist! To some extent, this can be justified since chocolate is made from cocoa. Cocoa contains antioxidants known to benefit health in a number of ways. That's great news for chocolate lovers, but there is a sweet and bitter truth to this.
The bitter truth is that milk chocolates and the type of candy that chocoholics love hardly contain any of the health-imparting properties of cocoa. The antioxidants are what give chocolate its bitter taste. In order to tone down the bitter taste of chocolate, chocolate manufacturers remove much of the antioxidant potency!
The sweet truth is: You don't have to give up chocolate if you're on a diet. You simply have to make the right chocolate choice. While dark chocolate is known to be healthier than eating milk chocolate, the healthiest type of chocolate to have is defatted cocoa. This type of chocolate has the richest antioxidant value. 100 grams of defatted cocoa has an ORAC value of 55,653. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is used to measure the antioxidant potency of foods. Comparatively, dark chocolate (100 grams) has an ORAC value of 20,816 and the ORAC score of milk chocolate (100 grams) is only 6,612.
Cocoa tea for Dieters and Health Enthusiasts!
If you're on a diet and can't do without chocolate (like all of us!), CocoPure makes a great substitute for chocolate candy or desserts! Made from pure cocoa, resveratrol and green tea, this combination may help satiate your appetite for chocolate and give you the chocolate kick you crave. Along with great chocolate flavor, CocoPure may also help provide you with more energy, while supporting immunity and heart health. It may also help you lose those extra pounds. Too good to be true? Judge for yourself.
CocoPure is high on health!
Green tea. Green tea has antioxidants called EGCG. These particular antioxidants help promote immunity and support heart health as well as support healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range. In addition, green tea is a natural thermogenic. It raises the rate of body metabolism, helping you to burn more calories more!
Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a strong antioxidant derived from the skin of red grapes. Resveratrol may supports heart health and arterial health.
Defatted cocoa. This is the most delightful constituent of cocoa tea. Defattaed cocoa has higher antioxidant value than dark or milk chocolate. But it's got more going for it than just great flavor and antioxidant potency. Deffated cocoa is known for its role in supporting heart health and immunity. Cocoa may also make you happy. Ever wonder why you feel so good munching on a piece of chocolate? Cocoa contains key substances that may help support the production feel-good-chemicals in your brain!
Cocoa tea is low in calories!
CocoPure, a cocoa tea, is sweetened by stevia. Stevia has been shown to support healthy blood pressure levels already within a normal range, as well as promote immune health. In addition, CocoPure contains no sugar, no preservatives, no milk or milk products, no artificial colors and no fat. With each serving at just 30 calories, CocoPure is a great product to keep handy when you're on a diet. This is a well-formulated blend containing science-backed ingredients that help support general health and well-being, particularly heart health.