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Health Benefits of Chocolate

Guittard chocolate and chocolate granola bag

Health Benefits of Delicious Chocolate

There are so many things to love about chocolate, from the taste to the texture to the health benefits. This versatile food can be consumed as a liquid (think hot chocolate), paste (think cake icing) and solid blocks or chips. We use it in desserts, dinners and yes, even in granola!

It’s not surprising to see chocolate ranked as one of the most popular sweet treats in the world, but did you know that there are health benefits associated with eating chocolate in moderation? We think that’s a great reason to add chocolate chips to our healthy and delicious granola.

Here are a few benefits that support your love of chocolate:

Chocolate granola ingredients in a heart shapeHealth Benefits for Your Heart

  • Cacao seeds (main ingredient in chocolate) are full of phytonutrients, which act as antioxidants and provide additional benefits
  • They are also rich sources of iron, copper, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes

Health Benefits for Your Brain and Mood

  • There is a possible link between eating chocolate and cognitive function, which may lower the risk of cognitive decline in older people
  • Chocolate can potentially help boost your mood due to the palmitic and stearic fatty acids along with the taste and smell

We use Guittard gourmet chocolate chips in our Chocolate Decadence granola. These bittersweet chips are 63% cacao, meaning that almost two-thirds of their composition comes directly from the cocoa bean as chocolate liquor and added cocoa butter. It’s the perfect pairing with our wholesome granola that contains low amounts of sugar and salt.

Get 10% OFF our Chocolate Decadence bags and snack packs for our Valentine’s Day Deal. We hope you think our combination of chocolate and granola is Beyond Delicious!