Healthy Chocolates!

Trick or treat, it’s Halloween season! Halloween is festive, fun and evokes the emotion to indulge. Whether the temptation comes from your child’s Halloween candy bag, treats your co-workers bring into the office or an impulse buy at the supermarket, candy and chocolates are all around us this time of year!

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Rather than vowing to avoid treats altogether, be prepared instead! Shop for and stash chocolates that contain nourishing all-natural ingredients. This way, when the craving strikes, you have a healthy go-to option that will help you keep on track with your health goals during the holiday season. You can satisfy your desire to indulge while providing your body with benefiting ingredients. These three super-delicious and super-nourishing chocolates are must-haves to stock up on this season!

Must-have, healthy chocolates

Alter Eco Chocolates

Alter Eco Chocolates

Organic, non-GMO and fair-trade are just a few of the reasons to love these real food chocolate bars. Fun flavors include dark chocolate quinoa, almond and orange. Dark chocolate provides a rich source of flavanols, a naturally occurring antioxidant that helps to fight free radicals. Flavanols have also been credited with helping reduce cholesterol, increasing blood flow to and from the brain and supporting natural mood enhancing chemicals within the brain. It may be no shock to hear that eating chocolate helps you feel happy! Now you can feel extra happy because these chocolates taste good and are good for you too! Each bar contains only a few ingredients, such as organic cacao beans, organic raw cane sugar, organic cacao butter and organic vanilla beans. The average serving size is five sections (or half a bar) and contains 220 calories, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 15 grams of sugar.

Angel Food Candy

Angel Food Candy

These superfood truffles are made with all-natural and organic ingredients and each truffle is made by hand! Ingredients include sprouted raw almonds, organic unfiltered extra virgin coconut oil, organic chia seeds, organic raw honey and organic 70 percent cacao dark chocolate. These ingredients contain powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and endorphin producing properties! Each truffle contains approximately 50 calories, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of protein and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides, a type of saturated fat that provides support in weight loss, weight maintenance and boosts the immune system.

Vita Chocolates

Vita Chocolates

These superfood dark chocolates are 72 percent cacao, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw and organic. Vita Chocolates can be enjoyed as a chocolate bar or as bite-size chocolate minis! Each bar or mini chocolate contains only a few ingredients, including raw organic cacao powder, raw organic cacao butter and raw organic palm sugar. Superfood flavors include dark chocolate Goji berry, Coconut, Orange Almond, Mint or traditional Cacao. A serving is two mini chocolates, which contains 108 calories, 1 gram of protein, 1 gram of fiber and only 1 gram of sugar. These chocolates are low glycemic and therefore the perfect sweet treat for those watching their blood sugar levels.

Remember

Chocolate can be a part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. The key is to make sure you consume treats that contain no artificial additives, and instead contain natural, organic and nourishing ingredients. This way, you can satisfy your sweet tooth and support a healthy body at the same time!

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