Skip to content

Cart

Your cart is empty

Article: Nourish Your Gut: Exploring the Benefits of Sugar-Free Drinking Chocolate Mix

Nourish Your Gut: Exploring the Benefits of Sugar-Free Drinking Chocolate Mix

Introduction

Gut health is pivotal for our overall well-being, influencing everything from digestion to immunity and even mental health. Imbalance in the gut microbiome can lead to various health issues. Enter BALANCE - a sugar-free drinking chocolate mix by Cocosutra, specifically designed to promote gut health. This delightful and nutritious beverage offers a guilt-free way to enjoy the hot chocolate health benefits without compromising your digestive wellness.

Health benefits of drinking Hot Chocolate

  • Rich in antioxidants - Supports cellular health and fights oxidative stress.
  • Mood booster - Enhances mood and reduces stress.
  • Heart health - May contribute to cardiovascular wellness.

Understanding Gut Health

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms living in your digestive tract. A healthy gut microbiome is essential for digestion, nutrient absorption and immune functions. Poor diet that is high in sugars and low on fibre significantly impacts gut health. A balanced diet rich in probiotics, prebiotics, and low in processed sugars can support a healthy gut microbiome.

Introduction to Sugar-Free Drinking Chocolate Mix

BALANCE - Sugar Free Drinking Chocolate Mix by Cocosutra is a delicious and nutritious sugar-free drinking chocolate mix crafted to support gut health and digestive wellness. Unlike traditional hot chocolate mixes laden with sugar, BALANCE is formulated with zero sugar and ingredients that benefit the digestive system. Key ingredients in BALANCE are -

  • Dark Chocolate - Provides rich, intense flavour and is packed with antioxidants and flavonoids.
  • Erythritol - A natural, zero-calorie sweetener that doesn’t spike blood sugar levels.
  • Cocoa powder - Enhances the chocolate flavour and offers antioxidant benefits.
  • Bacilus Coagulans LBSC - A probiotic with 3 billion CFU per serving, aiding in gut health.
  • Ginger, Pepper - Natural ingredients that enhance digestive wellness.
  • Stevia Extract - A natural sweetener that complements the blend without adding calories.

The Health Benefits of Drinking Hot Chocolate

Drinking hot chocolate, especially when it’s sugar-free and enriched with beneficial ingredients, can offer several health benefits:

  • Antioxidant properties - Dark chocolate and cocoa powder are rich in antioxidants, which help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation, and support overall cellular health.
  • Mood-boosting effects - Chocolate is known to boost the production of endorphins and serotonin, the "feel-good" hormones, helping to reduce stress and improve mood.
  • Heart health - Consuming cocoa can support heart health by improving blood flow, lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

The Role of Sugar in Gut Health

Excessive sugar intake can negatively affect gut health by promoting the growth of harmful bacteria and contributing to an imbalance in the gut microbiome. Reducing sugar intake is crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system.

Benefits of Sugar-Free Drinking Chocolate Mix for Gut Health

BALANCE sugar-free drinking chocolate mix offers several benefits for gut health and digestive wellness.

  • Helps enhance healthy gut microbiome and nutrient absorption
  • Helps boost immunity
  • Helps reduce bloating
  • Zero Sugar Content - Helps prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria.
  • Natural ingredients like ginger and pepper aid digestion and enhance gut health.
  • It is just 35 calories per serving with 2 g net carbs
  • It is vegan, gluten free and keto friendly

Nutritional Value and Ingredients

BALANCE is designed to be nutritious and gut-friendly, free from added sugars and artificial additives.

Ingredients - Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Erythritol, Emulsifier INS (415)), Erythritol, Cocoa Powder, Corn Starch, Bacilus Coagulans LBSC, Salt, Ginger, Pepper, Stevia Extract.

Here are the benefits of these powerful ingredients -

Ingredient         

Benefits                                             

Cocoa Beans

Rich in antioxidants improves heart health, and supports mental well-being. High in fibre, vitamins and minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc, copper and selenium. Rich in flavonoids, which improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, helps to boost mood and improve brain function. Provides healthy fats essential for body functions.                                             

Bacilus Coagulans LBSC

Heat stable probiotic with live gut friendly bacteria that regulate pH levels for a healthy gut microbiome, inhibit bad bacteria growth, fight gut infection, promote T-cell response and strengthen the immune system.

Ginger

Relief from gas, bloating and cramps.

Pepper             

Powerful antioxidant, boosts nutrient absorption, anti- inflammatory.     

How to Incorporate into Your Routine:

  • Morning boost - Start your day with a warm cup of BALANCE for an antioxidant-rich kick.
  • Afternoon pick-me-up - Enjoy it as a midday treat to boost mood and energy.
  • Evening relaxation - Unwind with a soothing cup before bed to aid digestion

Creative Serving Ideas

  • Hot Chocolate Recipe - Mix 2 tablespoons of BALANCE with hot milk of your choice.
  • Smoothie addition - Blend with your favourite fruits, yogurt, and ice for a delicious and nutritious smoothie.
  • Baking Ingredient - Use it as a healthy addition to baked goods like muffins or brownies.

For more delicious recipes visit https://cocosutra.com/blogs/recipes/tagged/drinking-chocolate

Tips for Maintaining Gut Health:

Beyond enjoying BALANCE sugar-free drinking chocolate mix, here are additional tips to support gut health:

  • Eat a balanced diet - Include plenty of fiber-rich foods, probiotics, and prebiotics.
  • Stay hydrated - Drink plenty of water to aid digestion.
  • Manage stress - Practice relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation.
  • Exercise regularly - Physical activity promotes healthy digestion.
  • Get adequate sleep - Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep to support overall health.

Conclusion

BALANCE sugar-free drinking chocolate mix by Cocosutra is a delicious and effective way to promote gut health. With its probiotic-rich, zero-sugar formula, it offers the health benefits of hot chocolate without the negative effects of added sugars. Incorporate BALANCE into your daily routine to enjoy a tasty treat while supporting your digestive wellness.

For more information and to purchase BALANCE, visit Cocosutra https://cocosutra.com/products/balance-digestive-wellness-sugar-free-drinking-chocolate-mix-200g

References

  1. Gut health overview - Gut health: how does it impact your body? - BBC Good Food https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/gut-health-how-does-it-impact-your-body
  2. How your gut affects your mental health - Harvard Health Publishing https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/the-gut-brain-connection
  3. Gut health and why it matters – Healthline https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/gut-health
  4. The health benefits of dark chocolate - Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304000
  5. Erythritol: What is it, nutrition, benefits, and side effects – Healthline https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/erythritol
  6. Bacillus coagulans: Benefits, side effects, and more – Healthline https://www.healthline.com/health/bacillus-coagulans
  7. The health benefits of ginger – WebMD https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-health-benefits-ginger
  8. Stevia: Health benefits and risks - Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264636
  9. Health Benefits of Hot Chocolate: 5 Health benefits of hot chocolate, according to a dietitian - Eat This, Not That https://www.eatthis.com/hot-chocolate-health-benefits/
  10. Chocolate and cardiovascular health: The Kuna case revisited - The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/74/5/595/4737388
  11. Antioxidant properties of cocoa - The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jf020560b
  12. Impact of Sugar on Gut Health: The effects of sugar on your gut – Healthline https://www.healthline.com/health/how-sugar-destroys-your-gut
  13. How too much sugar can affect your gut health - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/feb/04/how-too-much-sugar-can-affect-your-gut-health
  14. Probiotic Benefits: Probiotics and prebiotics: What you should know - Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/probiotics-prebiotics/food-and-nutrition/expert-answers/faq-20058013
  15. Benefits of probiotics for gut health – WebMD https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/ss/slideshow-probiotics
  16. 10 ways to improve gut health – Healthline https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/improve-gut-health
  17. 7 tips to maintain gut health - Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325293
  18. How to manage stress for better health - Harvard Health Publishing https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-the-stress-response
  19. The importance of exercise for gut health - Cleveland Clinic https://health.clevelandclinic.org/exercise-and-gut-health/

These references provide a thorough overview of gut health, the benefits of the ingredients in BALANCE - Sugar Free Drinking Chocolate Mix by Cocosutra, and the overall health benefits of drinking hot chocolate.