Hero Nutritional Products Healthy Indulgence Bone Wise Calcium with Vitamin D Enveloped in Decadent Dark Chocolate 60% Cacao - 28 Count Pouch (224 grams)
Reward yourself everyday with rich, indulgent chocolate while nurturing your body with the daily nutritional requirements it desires. Healthy Indulgence varieties is exquisitely crafted with 60% cacao dark chocolate to satisfy even the most sophisticated chocolate palate. Reward your mind, body and soul with Healthy Indulgence Bone Wise. Reward yourself every day with rich, indulgent chocolate, while nurturing and strengthening your bones. Healthy Indulgence Bone Wise is exquisitely crafted with 60% cacao dark chocolate to satisfy even the most sophisticated chocolate palate, while nourishing your bone's need for Calcium and Vitamin D. Experience the balance of luxurious taste and healthier bones by savoring Healthy Indulgence Bone Wise.
Benefits of Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate contains natural compounds called antioxidants that protect your body and promote good health. In fact, ounce for ounce, dark chocolate and cocoa have more antioxidants than do foods like blueberries, green tea and red wine.
The health benefits of high-antioxidant foods have taken the scientific world and the media by storm. Recent studies suggest that the antioxidants in foods may reduce the risk of many kinds of illness, from heart disease to cancer. Antioxidants like those found in dark chocolate and cocoa have also been linked to some of the hallmarks of good cardiovascular health such as enhanced blood flow, healthy cholesterol levels and, in some cases, reduced blood pressure.
Dark chocolate and cocoa contain high levels of cell-protecting antioxidant compounds. Two tablespoons of natural cocoa have more antioxidant capacity than four cups of green tea, 1 cup of blueberries and one and half glasses of red wine.
Antioxidants work by protecting your cells from damaging molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are basically unstable oxygen molecules that can trigger changes in the structure of normally healthy cells. This damage is thought to be an underlying cause of many chronic diseases. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are a natural by-product of life, but as we get older the natural antioxidants our body makes to fight them off begin to decline, experts say. The best way to recharge your antioxidant power is to get them through your diet. Now you know why your Mom and your doctor always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables. The kinds of antioxidants found in chocolate are called polyphenols, a large class of molecules found in fruits and vegetables like oranges, soybeans and berries. Dark chocolate and cocoa are particularly high in a sub-class of those compounds called flavanols, which are also found in red grapes and tea, hence the well-known benefits of red wine and green tea.
The reason dark chocolate and cocoa rank so high is that the antioxidants are very concentrated. Consider this: more than 10 percent of the weight of the dry raw cacoa beans consists of polyphenols alone.
History of Chocolate:
Candy bars, milk shakes, cookies, flavored coffee even cereal and medicine! Chocolate is a key ingredient in many foods. In fact, it ranks as the favorite flavor of most Americans. And yet, few of us know the unique origins of this popular treat.
The story of chocolate spans more than 2,000 years and now circles the globe. The tale began in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America where cacao (kah KOW) first grew. Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cacao tree. But the journey from seed to sweet is a long one, spanning many centuries and requiring many processes.
The tasty secret of the cacao (kah KOW) tree was discovered 2,000 years ago in the tropical rainforests of the Americas. The pods of this tree contain seeds that can be processed into chocolate. The story of how chocolate grew from a local Mesoamerican beverage into a global sweet encompasses many cultures and continents.
The first people known to have made chocolate were the ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America. These people, including the Maya and Aztec, mixed ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy, frothy drink.
Later, the Spanish conquistadors brought the seeds back home to Spain, where new recipes were created. Eventually, and the drinks popularity spread throughout Europe. Since then, new technologies and innovations have changed the texture and taste of chocolate, but it still remains one of the worlds favorite flavors.
What does 60% Cacao mean?
Cacao simply refers to the percent of cocoa solids in the chocolate. The higher the percentage of cacao, the fewer fillers (milk) and less sugar. Dark chocolate is recognized as containing at least 65% cacao or higher.
What are the vitamins and herbs in?
Tranquility includes the following products:
- Valerian root has been used since the ancient Greek and Roman times.
- Vitamin C
What is in WellTrim and can I trust it to work and be safe?
WellTrim is a clinically tested blend of botanicals designed to provide appetite suppression for the body. The clinical tests have shown it to be effective in adults using it as a part of a weight-loss regimen that includes diet modification and regular exercise.
Why calcium and vitamin D together?
Vitamin D allows for the absorption of calcium in the body. Calcium is the fundamental building block for our bones, which are consistently being built up and breaking down.
How much calcium should I take at a time?
Based on physician recommendations, one should not take any more than 600 mg of calcium at a time for maximum absorption.
Do vitamins degrade in chocolate?
Since chocolate melts at such a low temperature range, chocolate is a natural medium for vitamins and minerals. It can easily be incorporated into the product and provides an easier, more pleasant way to take a daily vitamin.
Can someone take all the Healthy Indulgence products together each day?
Each product has been designed so that they can be taken together or separately depending on the needs of the consumer. Hero Nutritional recommends taking the Daily Wellness each day for multi-vitamin supplementation needs.