I LOVE chocolate!
As a mom of six, chocolate is a must-have in my house 😉 I confess, I do enjoy “indulging in moderation.” I have my 65-75% dark chocolate stash in my kitchen cupboard up high in a bowl that no one ever uses! 🙂
Did you know that chocolate can be good for you when eaten in moderation? It has antioxidants, flavonoids, and flavanois. It has been linked to benefiting your heart and brain, and aiding in controlling blood sugar (more info). The darker, the better.
But did you know many chocolate treats out there are not gluten-free? Some contain “barley malt,” wheat, or other gluten-derived additives. Who knew?
I remember grocery shopping one day and I overheard a couple talking by the candy isle. They were desperately looking for some all-natural, gluten-free chocolate as they rattled off the long lists of ingredients in multiple chocolate treats. It is amazing the things that are added to chocolate! They had no idea that “barley malt” was a gluten-derived product. I’m so glad I was there to help out. When I was a gluten-free newbie, I had no idea barley malt was gluten and I ended up with my fair share of stomach aches!
If you are in the mood for some GOOD FOR YOU kind of chocolate, my wonderful friend at Living Clean and Fit has has the answer for you. She reviewed multiple chocolate bars and provides you with some good recommendations and tips! Check out how you can feel good eating chocolate!