5 Ways Probiotic Chocolate Improves Your Health
Apr 14, 2010 6:50:51 AM
Probiotics have received tremendous attention from researchers recently – and with good reason. Consuming food or drink containing probiotics could substantially improve your health. This is good news for chocolate lovers: chocolate retains substantially more probiotics than milk or yogurt drinks.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are “live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a beneficial health effect on the host,” according to the WHO (World Health Organization). Probiotics are the healthy forms of bacteria that help balance the intestines and digestive track so they function better.
Probiotics are found naturally in intestines, but sometimes these aren’t enough due to external factors present in so many people’s lives. These factors include: stress, high consumption of cola and alcoholic drinks, drinking chlorinated water, and using anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics.
Probiotic Chocolate: More Effective than Yogurt
Eating probiotic chocolate is a great way to improve intestinal health, helping to keep your intestines in balance. However, in order for probiotics to adequately improve your health, they must survive stomach digestion and tolerate bile, making it to the intestines alive.
Probiotic chocolate achieves these feats because probiotics, when encased by delicious chocolate, are barely affected by stomach acid which destroys most of the probiotics found in milk and yogurt drinks. This makes probiotic chocolate more effective in improving your immune system and balancing your digestion than the dairy products!
Less Consumption Needed
While you need to drink 284 grams of a Naked Probiotic Smoothie or eat 113 grams of Dannon Activia Yogurt, you only need to enjoy 13.5 grams of probiotic chocolate to obtain the recommended dosage for optimal probiotic consumption.
Sephra’s high probiotic concentration per gram translates into delicious health benefits in a very small package.
Perfect for Digestion
Finally, probiotic chocolate for chocolate fountains help those with sensitive stomachs better tolerate food, with fewer side effects such as cramps, gas and diarrhea. Probiotic chocolate can help those with lactose intolerance, for example, by supplementing the missing enzyme needed to properly digest the milk sugar lactose.
Indeed, Sephra probiotic chocolate is so much more than just delicious chocolate!