Can a gift of silky, sensuous, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate possibly get any better? How about if it were good for you, AND IT HELPED YOU LOSE WEIGHT? It’s not science fiction; it’s not fantasy—it is a dream-come-true called Chocoperfection.
These unbelievably tasty chocolate candy bars were the brainchild of Mary Jo Kringas. Mary Jo started working in her father’s candy store when she was five years old, so it’s easy to understand why she struggled with her weight. Since chocolate was the one food that she could not live without, she did us all a favor and invented a healthful, sugar-free, all natural, chocolate bar and made it the centerpiece of her own successful, low-carb, weight-loss story. This can be your secret weapon for weight loss too. How could you possibly suffer from diet fatigue or deprivation when you can have delicious Chocoperfection bars every day?
Chocoperfection comes in three flavors: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Jimmy Moore’s favorite, the new raspberry-flavored Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Bar. The main sweetener in these delectable bars is oligofructose made from chicory root. It is classified as a “prebiotic fiber” because it nourishes the beneficial microbes that live in the intestinal tract. It strengthens the immune system and supports weight loss. It has a glycemic index of zero and will not raise blood sugar levels. Each 1.8-ounce bar has 2 digestible grams of carbohydrate and 14 grams of fiber.
Chocoperfection, made by Low Carb Specialties Inc.™, can be purchased online from: www.lowcarbspecialties.com/ or by phone at: 800-332-1773; and from www.carbsmart.com/, www.amazon.com/, www.netrition.com/, www.lo-carbu.com/, and www.low-carb.com/. It is also available in specialty retail stores nationwide.
According to Greek mythology, the gods consumed special foods, called ambrosia and nector, which imparted immortality, but it was the native people of Mesoamerica in the New World who knew what it was. The Aztec believed that their god of the air, Quetzalcoatl, shared this magic food with man. The botanical name for the cacoa tree is Theobroma cacao, which means “drink of the gods.”
Cocoa beans are not legumes but the seeds of a fruit. (Legumes are seeds that grow in pods that split on two sides.) Chocolate contains copper, magnesium, potassium, and calcium and is rich in beneficial flavonoids like those found in cranberries, blueberries, purple grapes, red wine, and tea. It contains a natural antidepressant similar to Prozac® and has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac.
Cocoa butter, the fat found in chocolate, contains a mix of good, natural fats. It is 36% oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat like olive oil, 35% stearic acid, which is converted into oleic acid by the body, and 25% palmitic acid. The remaining 3% is polyunsaturated linoleic acid. A ½ ounce serving of unsweetened chocolate contains 17 mg of caffeine, about the amount in one cup of decaf coffee. (A regular cup of coffee contains about 135 mg.) Chocolate also contains theobromine, which has been used to treat arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure. Studies suggest that theobromine may have anti-cancer effects and help with weight loss.
So, eat your chocolate! It’s good for you.
2008, Judy Barnes Baker