Times are Challenging Enough--Your Chocolate Shouldn't Be! New Options from Clean Conscience.
by Steve and Mary Kennedy of Clean Conscience Chocolates
Oh, the richness of this dark chocolate Raw Superfood Bark! One of two new options from Clean Conscience Chocolates. Read on to learn more...
BTW--this chocolate is scientifically proven to be good for you!
Clean Conscience Chocolates is excited to announce 2 new products available on Fall Line Farms & Local Roots starting this week.
The first is our Raw Superfood Bark. Following the success of our Nut & Seed Bark, we decided to create a bark for those truly hardcore dark chocolate lovers. So we start with a thick layer of our 70% raw dark chocolate, then sprinkle it with a mix of raw goldenberries (a.k.a. cape gooseberries or Peruvian groundcherries) and cacao nibs (the purest form of chocolate) to create a very unique and carefully blended taste. Widely respected in the Ayurvedic world, goldenberries and cacao nibs are known as some of the most nutrient-dense superfoods available, along with cacao.
The pandemic-perfect Clean Conscience Survival Kit, because dark chocolate is truly good for both mind and body!
The second new option, designed to help our customers sustain their Clean Conscience fix during these trying times, is our latest boxed set – the Clean Conscience Survival Kit. Our Survival Kit has 1 each of all of our individually wrapped products: Peanut Butter Cup, Almond Butter Cup, Coconut Joy, Peppermint Patty, Raw Nut & Seed Bark and Raw Superfood Bark - for a total of 6 items. And as with all of our packaging and boxes, its Clean & Green!
Dark chocolate is very nutritious--rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium--including all of the superfood properties of Cacao.
A raw cacao pod.
Dark chocolate has many proven health and anti-aging benefits including:
improved heart and overall health benefits. It's a powerful source of antioxidants and is particularly high in flavonoids and polyphenols, which provide protection against disease-causing free radicals. Plus, the cocoa butter found in dark chocolate contains healthy saturated fats (the same as found in olive oil). The impact is that dark chocolate:
--helps your body reduce inflammation
--protects cells from free radicals
--lowers blood pressure
--increases 'good’ HDL cholesterol, and
--reduces the effects of the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol by preventing its oxidation.
Mary and Steve Kennedy
Along with these benefits comes improved brain health and happiness! Besides increasing blood flow to the brain for improved cognitive and memory function, dark chocolate has been proven to affect your mood and mental attitude in various ways. It boosts the production of endorphins (the "feel good" chemicals in the brain), leading to a better sense of well-being--like a “runner’s high.” It’s also a top dietary source of tryptophan, an amino acid precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter of happiness and positive mood. It acts as an anti-depressant and is known to help reduce pain and diminish the negative effects of stress.
Finally, dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a compound called the “love drug” because it creates a brain buzz similar to being in love. This, combined with theobromine, another compound found in chocolate that’s related to caffeine, makes chocolate a mild aphrodisiac, and also means that it can help prevent depression.
And did you know that another proven benefit is gut health? Dark chocolate contains prebiotics– meaning it increases the beneficial bacteria in your intestines. It helps to keep the good bacteria levels high and bad bacteria in check.
So feel free to INDULGE without the guilt…and to treat your friends, too!
We carry most of the products made by Clean Conscience Chocolates. You can find them at https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6nlvt6k
To view learn more about this amazing little company, please read the new producer profile that we published in April, 2020: https://tinyurl.com/y33mvgja
We're sorry that we're unable to sell the CBD-infused products from Clean Conscience Chocolates right now (NOT our choice!). We're working to resolve this and hope to list them again soon. In the meantime, you can find them on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyChocolateShoppe I
If you're interested in learning more about the studies cited in this entry, contact us and we'll ask Clean Conscience Chocolates to send you the information they use to substantiate their claims. All claims made in this article here are those of the authors.