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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Supplement with chocolate or just supplement....then eat chocolate?
But after purchasing a 'maca' infused chocolate bar yesterday, and tasting it, I started to wonder to myself, "do we really need chocolate with dietary supplements in it? Or should we just eat great-tasting chocolate and then take a supplement - separately of our sweet treat?" I get that people want to feel like they are doing something healthy for their bodies while eating a chocolate treat, but if the healthy ingredient negatively changes the taste and texture of the chocolate, what is the point? Why not just take a pill with the health supplement in it? Then we can truly appreciate and enjoy fine chocolate on its own. Wouldn't that be the better option?
I will leave the answer up to you, the chocolate eater. And I will tell you that although I initially did not like the flavour of the Vega Maca Chocolate bar that I purchased yesterday, it grew on me by the time I ate the second piece. And today, I like it more than I did yesterday. And oddly, I feel like I have done something good for my body by eating it. Funny how that happens.
Maca is a root that is very high in protein and has over 22 amino acids and minerals and has 'hormone-normalizing' effects. Apparently, clinical research also demonstrates it to be a powerful fertility and libido enhancer for both men and women.
If you want to learn more about Maca-infused chocolate, see the following articles: