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Why should you add cacao to your daily routines?

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It doesn’t matter what diet you’re on or what nutrition plan you’re following. There’s one product you surely can’t resist: chocolate. Well, now you don’t have to feel guilty about it.

 

newyou. chocolate bars are made up of 70% cacao, together with a mix of probiotics, prebiotics and different functional foods that help you take care of yourself, feel good and meet your health goals.

 

So you can eat as much chocolate as you want without the guilt.

 

Benefits of cacao

 

There’s a wealth of scientific evidence attesting to the nutritional properties of dark chocolate (not to be confused with milk chocolate or chocolates with sugar). According to a study performed by the University of Cambridge and published in the British Medical Journal, eating a piece of chocolate every day may reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes by a third.

 

This is due to flavonoids, extremely potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agents with mechanisms known to be beneficial to brain and cardiovascular health.

The study shows that flavanols, a type of flavonoid found in cacao, can help reduce blood pressure, promote normal blood clotting and, when combined with a healthy diet and exercise, reduce the risk of cardiac illness.

 

newyou. chocolates contain more flavanols than conventional chocolate – that’s why they’re the perfect complement to your healthy lifestyle and habits. After your yoga classes, first thing in the morning, at breakfast… You can eat them when you want and how you want.

 

What type of chocolate should I eat?

 

That said, experts agree that it’s essential to make the right decision in choosing which chocolate to eat. It’s recommended that the chocolate be made with a high percentage of cacao, equal to or greater than 70%. This way, it will have less milk and sugars, as well as fewer calories.

 

Eating chocolate to avoid weight gain

 

Contrary to what you may think, cacao doesn’t cause weight gain – quite the opposite. According to a study performed by the University of Copenhagen, eating chocolate containing 70% cacao satisfies the appetite, reducing hunger more than milk chocolate does.

 

A cacao-rich diet may promote the feeling of fullness, which can help moderate the amount of food consumed. In addition, it helps regulate blood-sugar and cholesterol levels.

 

The higher the percentage of cacao in a chocolate, the healthier it is. newyou. chocolates are made up of 70% cacao, combined with probiotics and prebiotics, to allow you to fully enjoy your favourite flavour whilst still taking care of yourself.

 

Normally, the ingredient in chocolate that causes us to gain weight is the sugar it contains, which upon metabolising in our bodies is converted into glucose and then into glycogen. If the amount of sugar ingested exceeds our glycogen storage limits, the excess glucose in our blood is converted into fat in the adipose tissue.

 

But newyou. doesn’t contain refined sugars. It’s been sweetened with agave inulin, a vegetable-based sweetener made up of 70% fructose and 25% glucose (unlike refined sugar, which is 50%-50%) with a glycaemic index that’s 4 times lower; consequently, it’s absorbed more slowly, which benefits the metabolic process and increases the feeling of fullness. Agave, just like cacao, is a prebiotic complemented by the beneficial probiotics in newyou.

 

Enjoy your newyou. moment at least once a day

 

Who can resist the sensation of chocolate melting slowly in your mouth? A treat that, besides being delicious, is also very, very healthy. All you need to do is be clear on your objectives and choose the newyou. bar that best suits them. In just a few weeks, you’ll start to see results.

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