Mostly anything that is covered in chocolate tastes good. Chocolate covered strawberries, raisins, cherries, banana, nuts, etc. are a great combination that can be surprisingly good for your health. Taste and discover these amazing combinations this month in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Chocolate Covered Nuts Day with Sweet Valley Organics dark chocolate covered fruits and nuts.
Indulgent, delicious and made with organic ingredients, Sweet Valley Organics has a line of dark chocolate covered fruits and nuts that you can feel good about. Their product line includes five different varieties that are USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Non-GMO, and made with No Preservatives:
- Dark Chocolate Praline Cinnamon Pecans
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cashews
- Sea Salt Toffee Almonds
- Dark Chocolate Tender Bananas
- Dark Chocolate Tart Cherries
Sweet Valley Organics is the brand for the chocolate aficionados who prefer their snacks be as delicious as they are organic.
Dark Chocolate Is Good for You
Dark chocolate which contains 70% cocoa or higher, is rich in a group of antioxidants also known as flavonoids. Studies have shown that these flavonoids may help improve cholesterol; lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes; and lower your blood pressure. Some evidence may suggest that dark chocolate can even boost one’s mood and improve memory. Unfortunately, milk chocolate and white chocolate do not offer as many health benefits, but still are an undeniably delicious treat.
Fruit and Nut Treats
Whether you like to eat pecans, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, macadamia nuts, almonds, etc., nuts can help keep your heart healthy. Rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats, these healthy fats can help lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and high cholesterol. The benefit of dark chocolate doesn’t end there. If combined with fruits, it can contribute to your fruit nutrients and intake. All great as treats, but not as a regular part of your diet.
Everything in Moderation
Dark chocolate covered nuts and fruits are great for you as a stand-alone snack and when you mix them together, you get the health benefits of each of them. As delicious as these combinations may be, make sure that you don’t overeat them. You can satisfy your sweet tooth whilst still reaping the healthy benefits with just a handful.