Sweet Factory Candy: Why your next candy is a dark chocolate
How about spicing up your sweet cravings with Sweet Factory Candy’s dark chocolate bars? The new variety is sure to satisfy your love for anything sweet and still eat healthy.
If you’re still wondering how dark chocolate can be good food, these proven health reasons might make you ask for more.
It contains powerful antioxidants
Sweet Factory Candy’s dark chocolate has high cocoa content, fiber and minerals.
For every 100-gram bar of dark chocolate with 70–85% cocoa, it contains:
- 11 grams of fiber
- 67% of the recommended daily intake for iron
- 58% of the recommended daily intake for magnesium
- 89% of the recommended daily intake for copper
- 98% of the recommended daily intake for manganese
Take note that all these nutrients also come with 600 calories and moderate amounts of sugar. That means 100 grams or 3.5 ounces is not something you should be consuming everyday.
Check the label of your favorite brand because the higher the cocoa content in your dark chocolate, the more benefits there are.
There are studies that explain why high quality dark chocolate may have the following benefits:
- It can lower cholesterol levels
- It can prevent cognitive decline
- It can reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems
It is is good for the heart
In one study of 470 elderly men, they found that cocoa reduced the risk of death from heart disease by a whopping 50% over a 15 year period.
Another study revealed that eating chocolate two or more times per week lowered the risk of having calcified plaque in the arteries by 32%. Eating chocolate less frequently had no effect.
And still another study showed that eating dark chocolate more than 5 times per week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57%.
It works like sunscreen
If you’re frequently exposed to the sun you should always wear sunscreen and eat dark chocolate for energy and protection.
It has bioactive compounds that are great for your skin such as flavonoids that can protect against sun damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration.
In one study of 30 people who consumed dark chocolate high in flavanols for 12 weeks, they had increased the amount of those helpful bioactive compounds.
It helps you think
Cocoa in dark chocolate contains stimulants like caffeine which may be an important factor in improving brain function.
One study of healthy volunteers showed that eating high-flavanol cocoa for five days improved blood flow to the brain.
According to another study, cocoa may also significantly improve cognitive function in elderly people with mental impairment. It may improve verbal fluency and several risk factors for disease as well.
The good news about dark chocolate just goes on and on which means it is the better candy option for you. You can mix it up with nuts in between meals for energy pick up at work. Don’t forget to stock up on Sweet Factory Candy’s dark chocolates for your next round of no guilt sweet cravings.