Confession. It doesn’t take much to get us to eat chocolate. The taste, the euphoria, the indulgence – we’re totally okay with it, especially since new studies are proving that chocolate is verifiably (read: scientifically proven) good for you.
Here’s a few of our favorite healthy reasons to celebrate chocolate:
- Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. So, yes, we do really love chocolate thanks to the feel-good endorphins it releases.
- Dark chocolate is packed with beneficial minerals, like potassium, zinc, selenium, and iron.
- Consumption of cocoa has been shown to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and raise levels of good cholesterol.
- Dark chocolate also contains flavonoids which can protect the skin against sun damage.
But before you reach for the nearest candy bar and toast to good health, it’s important to know that not all chocolate is created equally. The quality of the cocoa and the other supporting ingredients is incredibly important. That’s why we couldn’t wait to try Good Day Chocolate® – delectable candy-coated chocolate drops with even more hidden benefits thanks to the co-creator, a double board certified medical doctor and surgeon (true story).
In 2010, Dr. Andrew Goldman began crafting lollipops containing functional medicine which led to the idea to create a tasty dietary supplement wrapped in chocolate. Fast forward four years – and a lot of mixing and testing – and Good Day Chocolate was born.
These adorable little boxes of goodness contain much more than chocolate. Each piece starts with all-natural, non-GMO, pharmaceutical grade nutraceuticals, and Fair Trade dark chocolate or premium milk chocolate. And the colorful (naturally, of course) candy coating means these precious little chocolates won’t melt on-the-go.
It’s hard not to fall in love with the unique personalities on each box, but just in case you need a little help here’s a guide:
Chocolate with Energy* redefines a quick chocolate pick-me-up. Each piece contains Fair Trade dark chocolate, ¼ a cup of coffee’s caffeine, and a blend of B-vitamins and amino acids. (Quick Tip: for an extra treat, add a drop to your morning coffee!)
Chocolate with Calm* is the chocolate escape your mind and body need. Each drop combines milk chocolate with a custom blend of magnesium, L-theanine, chamomile, and oat straw to support a healthy response to stress. It’s relaxation, without the drowsiness. (Quick Tip: keep a box in your travel bag to rest a bit easier on the plane!)
Chocolate with Sleep* combines melatonin and chamomile to encourage sleep. Each piece contains 1 mg of melatonin so you can easily control your sleep quotient (between 1 and 4 pieces). Plus a little bit of chocolate before bed is just about the best way to tuck in for sweet dreams! (Quick tip: start with 1 piece an hour before bed and increase as needed.)
Chocolate with Turmeric* offers 400 mg of turmeric per serving – the little spice that is popular for supporting a healthy inflammatory response and much more. The perfect blend of milk chocolate, sugar, and spice brings a smile to sore, tired muscles. (Quick Tip: these make the perfect post workout treat!)
Vitamin D3 Supplement gives you a little chocolate sunshine with 1,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 in one serving – 250% of your daily value! With Fair Trade dark chocolate and sunshine without the need for sunscreen, it’s no wonder why this little box is currently the top-seller. (Quick Tip: add a box to your drawer at work for a little burst of sunshine without the corner office!)
With so many benefits (and just about the cutest packaging ever), we have no shame in saying you should collect them all. Each box has a handy serving guide to help you know exactly how many drops of chocolate goodness you need. Catch all varieties in your local Earth Fare, conveniently stocked in our checkout lanes so you can’t miss them!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Good Day Chocolate® makes chocolate-based supplements that are naturally gluten free and made with non-GMO ingredients. As “chocolate with benefits,” each candy-coated piece contains pharmaceutical grade nutraceuticals combined with premium, Fair Trade chocolate to give consumers a delicious treat and an immediately useful benefit. Based in Boulder, Colorado and co-founded by a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, each box of Good Day Chocolate benefits Smile Train, an organization that supports children’s cleft lip and palate repairs around the world. Follow all of the Good Day Chocolate personalities on Facebook and Instagram.