Healthy Chocolate

Hot Chocolate and diabetes part of a heart-healthy diet.

by constantinenov 28, 2022

sugar cane naturalChocolate that is good for diabetics is simply chocolate with suitable sugar. We found Sucanat (a sugar cane natural, Wholesome Brand) satisfies the requirement while not messing with your body's mg/dL or pH level. The all-encompassing statement: a spike in the blood sugar after two hours sends chills through your spine. However, by educating yourself on slow and fast sugar, be better equipped to evaluate what I am talking about when it comes to eating or drinking healthy chocolate. The Glycemic Index GI of our sugar is 43, so it will not spike your blood sugar; it's a slow sugar because it contains fiber.
Therefore, both prerequisites: GI 43 and sugarcane (Sucanat pictured), are used in our chocolate.
There are two ingredients in a plain chocolate bar: the cocoa and the sugar, expressed as a percentage of the cocoa quantity. For example, all our chocolate is 75%. So the remaining part is the sugar 25% to equal 100%.

The problem with using different sugars is that the volume equivalent and GI changes fluctuate. Therefore, the suitable sugar must have a glycemic index of less than 50, the threshold for not spiking the blood sugar.
This chocolate is for health as the outcome. As a bonus, consuming this sugar instructs your brain to be, acquainted with natural, unrefined sweetness levels.
Our prescription is to consume one square after meals for several reasons: it settles your stomach with what it needs: bitters and a feeling of fullness as a bonus.
Generally, when you experience acid reflux or other gastro issues, you may consume a 1/2" square of this chocolate to remedy it.
Take an informed approach to your health by purchasing these unique chocolate bars.
Melt with hot water to your desired strength.

The reason why your stomach hurts when eating chocolate

"Food and medicine are not two different things; they are the front and back of one body"  - Masanobu Fukuoka

by ConstantineDec 10, 2022

yinyang graphic symbolGut microbes interact with your brain.
The gut-brain-microbiota axis consists of a bilateral communication system that enables gut microbes to interact with the brain and the latter with the gut. Gut bacteria influence behavior, and depression and anxiety symptoms are directly associated with alterations in the microbiota. 
What better gut-brain-microbiota formulation exists: our chocolate is manufactured to sooth your stomach with no side effects. 

Common digestive disorders include gastroesophageal reflux disease, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, and hiatal hernia. The most common symptoms of digestive disorders include bleeding, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, pain, nausea, and vomiting.
I heard the saying: "you are what you eat." You'll be at the mercy of the Medical Industrial Complex when you ignore what you eat. They'll have an array of salves, including surgery to 'cure you' of self-induced eating habits. Two fundamental principles of gut health are bitterness and fiber. Unfortunately, both are lacking in your diet, which results in a delicate stomach. For example, 99.94% of chocolate is made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) today. 

Yin and Yang
Two opposing and yet mutually complementary energies in the body interact to maintain a balance in your stomach that is fundamental to good health.
At the extreme Yin end of the spectrum are alcohol, sweets, and oils. Too much of these will cause an imbalance in our bodies. We may become oversensitive to the cold and irritable on the other extreme. Yang foods are warming, like root vegetables, onions, and spices, simmered like in stews or casseroles. When we eat a balanced diet consisting of more balanced foods, we can avoid suffering from all types of stomach issues.

The Basics
As food passes through the GI tract (PDF), it mixes with digestive juices, causing large molecules of food to break down into smaller molecules. The body then absorbs these smaller molecules through the walls of the small intestine into the bloodstream, which delivers them to the rest of the body.

Peptic Ulcers
The most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve). 
Stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers.

Does chocolate aggravate Helicobacter pylori?
The study found that cocoa prevented the settlement of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach. It also inhibited the growth of Helicobacter pylori in the gut at the in vitro and in vivo levels. Its active components were shown to be the unsaturated fatty acids oleic and linoleic acid. 
And what contains these acids? The cocoa butter in the chocolate. 

The cure for stomach health 
Chocolate. But not any chocolate. We make our chocolate with a focus on gut health. The only way you can achieve this is by using excellent sugar (Sucanat).

Our chocolate is the purest that is humanly possible with no soy, vanilla, or silk. A clean finish and no side effects disappoint the wary chocolate connoisseur.

The reason your chocolate hurts your stomach is that you are consuming candy chocolates. Junk food 

Chocolate holds back the growth of human cancer cells

by constantineoct 25, 2022

Fall is here

A naturally occurring, cocoa-derived pentameric procyanidin (pentamer) was previously shown to cause G0/G1 cell cycle arrest in human breast cancer cells by an unknown molecular mechanism., ... we show that pentamer selectively inhibits the proliferation of human breast cancer cells...
The novel aspect of the study was the manner in which pentameric procyanidin exerted its effects, as it appeared to jointly deactivate several regulatory proteins. The main driver of the current medical interest in chocolate appears to be Mars Inc., which held a conference in Switzerland where researchers discussed how pharmaceutical products could be derived from cocoa sources.
What's all this mean? There's magic compound: pentamer, which has proteins that inhibit cancer cells from developing. 
Do you think 72 hours of grinding cocoa beans would allow pentamer to survive? No way. The over grinding process typical in chocolate making disintegrates the cocoa. 

Healthy Chocolate

by constantine nov 29, 2019

closeup hand-shelled cocoa beans

We started as a houseware store, transitioning into chocolate making.  My partners' desire for genuine hot Chocolate — like back home in the Philippines — directly influenced our business decision. 

The powdered blends available in the US were not making her feel blissful. On the contrary, heart palpitations, sweating episodes, and an alarming high-sugar brew was simply unacceptable. 

We went to the peak in every step of the chocolate-making process to create a bar of truly unique Chocolate in a category of its own. 

We started by discarding the notion of a "proprietary process" and instead challenged chocolate makers to do the same: make healthy Chocolate.

Do you know what Chocolate tastes like when it's hand-shelled?

Have you tasted natural sugar in isolation from everything else? It's not sweet. It's three times less sweet than high fructose corn syrup!

Tasting notes of particular Chocolate are one part of the experience. There's more. The mental feeling part becomes evident when the nature of cocoa beans is respected. Instead, a cerebral feeling takes hold of your senses.

Our approach to Chocolate is health, as the Mayan people were passionate about, as documented in their hieroglyphics. The Aztecs called chocolate xocoatl ("bitter water") and added spices like chili and vanilla for flavoring before mixing it with water into a frothy beverage. ... Chocolate wasn't just a food, though; the beans were one of the primary forms of currency of the day.

Chocolate is healthy as long as you don't over-process the cocoa nibs. Today most chocolate manufacturers grind the cocoa for up to 3 days to achieve a smoothness of 20 microns. A size so small you need a microscope to see it.
Big Chocolates' goal is to remove the natural medicinal properties, which can have a sour, acidic, or bitter taste. 

Nothing good for your physiological health tastes sweet.

How Can Chocolate be Healthy

by constantineoct 13, 2022

Chocolate content of 70% is the minimum to have a beneficial effect. However, the type of sugar can have a negative effect on your health and leads to Type 2 diabetes. Chocolate should be treated like a daily pill, from nature.

Chocolate was characterized as "food of the gods" when the Spaniards discovered it.  

The amount of hours cocoa beans are ground will determine the amount of nutrients surviving this perilous journey into a chocolate bar.
 Chocolate is an appetite suppressor.
 Physical and mental contentment is quick and euphoric. Think stomach.
 Solution to adrenal burnout (aches, fatigue, nervousness, can't sleep and digestive problems): eat a piece of chocolate.
 Instead of a coffee [140mg caffeine], try hot chocolate [20mg].
Contains vitamins and minerals including: manganese, fiber, iron, copper, selenium, phosphorus, and potassium.
 Flavinoids found in chocolate helps your arteries to relax, improves blood flow and prevents blood clots.
 Compounds in chocolate fight bad cholesterol, lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.
 Increases blood flow to the brain and triggers endorphins release.
 Helps prevent diabetes, people eating chocolate containing sugarcane natural once a day.
 Polyphenols [micro-nutrients] in chocolate reduced insulin resistance.
 Reduces stress, improves our mood by increasing serotonin and endorphins levels in our brain.
 Pregnant women eating chocolate during pregnancy give birth to more stress-free babies.
 Theo-bromine in chocolate strengthens tooth enamel.
 Chocolate is a probiotic food.
 Anti-inflammatory properties, loaded with antioxidants, boosts energy.
 Improves your mental ability, and your verbal fluency.
 A day-long appetite satisfier.
 Protects your skin from sun-induced activity.
 Chocolate is a preventive nutritional supplement.