Chocolate - The Original Superfood

July 22 chocolate, mayan, superfood Comment

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Chocolate is not candy. Chocolate is food – a superfood.

Long ago around 1800 B.C., way before the internet or the organic food craze, the ancient mesoamericans regarded chocolate as a superfood. They used it to heal, to energize, and to cleanse. The Mayans referred to it as the “food of the gods”. It was used in ceremonies, became a form of currency, and is believed to have been reserved for the elite as it held such a high value.

Our name K’ul comes from the ancient Mayan word which stands for energy. Good energy is what all of our bars are crafted to provide. Our mission is to bring chocolate back to its roots as a healthy, nutritious, guilt-free and choc-full of benefits superfood.

Chocolate was revered for its healing qualities. The key is the cacao. Bars with a higher percentage of cacao provide more of the superfood benefits than bars with lower a percentage. The more pure the chocolate, the healthier it is.

At K’ul Chocolate we keep our bars at 70% - a percentage known to provide a good range of the natural health benefits. 

Recent research has uncovered that eating dark chocolate can actually have a positive impact on your health. For example eating a proper amount of dark chocolate every day can:

  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Give you energy
  • Prevent Arteriosclerosis
  • Increase blood flow to your brain
  • Improve cognitive functioning
  • Reduce the risk of stroke
  • Improve your mood
  • Help control your blood sugar
  • Improve skin health
  • Make you smarter
  • Lower the risk of cancer
  • Slow the signs of aging
  • Pump you full of antioxidants
  • Suppress coughs
  • Strengthen tooth enamel
  • Help prevent diabetes
  • Improve digestion
  • Reduce stress
  • Boost potassium, iron, copper, and magnesium

According to the USDA dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, just as rich if not more so than super fruits. Antioxidants are thought to be effective in helping to prevent cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Basically the higher the cacao percentage the more antioxidants.

Here are a few more bits of research about the power of dark chocolate:
If these health benefits aren’t convincing enough for you to incorporate more dark chocolate into your daily diet we can assure you that the flavor of K’ul will help sway you.

Posted by K'ul Team

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