Chocolate is delicious. But, like so many other delicious, decadent sweets, chocolate is not without its faults. The average chocolate bar can contain as many as 40 grams of sugar; that’s nearly twice the recommended daily allowance of 25 grams.
ChocZero, a natural, sugarless chocolate bar, can satisfy any chocolate-lover’s sweet tooth without dangerously spiking blood sugar levels. For the makers of the traditional chocolate bar alternative, though, it’s not just the absence of the sweet stuff that makes their candy so special. ChocZero aims to make their chocolate just as tasty and gratifying as the most sinful artisan chocolate bar – if not even better.
And where ChocZero sets out to best their sugary competitors, they succeed. Their sugar-free confections exceed expectations of taste. Each bar is as appetizing as a full-sugar boutique chocolate bar, but without the damage to your body or the guilt of downing a day and a half’s worth of sugar in one sitting.
The health benefits of chocolate, particularly to the cardiovascular system, are hard to ignore. Every chocoholic latches on the glimmer of hope that indulging isn’t all bad. Chocolate is chock full of antioxidants that are believed to protect the body’s cells against the damage of free radicals. Too many free radicals, which are found in the environment and created by our own bodily functions, can lead to the oxidation of plaque on artery walls.
Chocolate also contains flavinoids that can protect against environmental toxins and help repair damage. Flavanols, the primary type of flavanoid found in cocoa, can potentially lower blood pressure, improve the flow of blood to the brain and heart and keep platelets from becoming too sticky and unable to clot.
But all of that sugar loaded into traditional chocolate bars can ostensibly nullify the benefits of chocolate. The detriments of a diet high in sugar are becoming more and more evident, even as the sugar industry does its best to keep consumers in the dark. Too much sugar can damage your liver, cause weight gain and throw off the delicate balance of insulin in the body. This can be especially dangerous in diabetics.
And glycation, a result of a diet high in sugar, can cause signs of early aging in skin. Proteins blasted with sugar molecules can become stiff, rigid and inflamed, which can translate to wrinkles on the skin.
ChocZero bypasses all of the bad and hones right in on the good things about chocolate, like how it tastes. The bars, which come in milk chocolate, 50 percent dark chocolate, and 70 percent dark chocolate, retain all of the health benefits while leaving out the nasty stuff. And instead of replacing sugars with sugar alcohols, as many sugarless sweets do, ChocZero uses a natural vegetable fiber and monk fruit extract to sweeten the deal.
And sweet it is. ChocZero is more satisfying than a Hershey bar, and there’s no need to stash the wrapper to hide the evidence of your guilty pleasure. No more guilt! And no more blood sugar spikes. And no more missing out on the benefits of chocolate if you can’t have sugar.