The Connection Between Cocoa/Molasses and Weight Loss
A newly released study from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that antioxidants or the flavonols in cocoa prevented mice fed a high fat diet from gaining weight and it also lowered their blood sugar levels. This study is suggesting that eating chocolate may prevent obesity, improve glucose tolerance, and might prevent type 2 diabetes. This is great news for chocolate lovers, but it must be noted that this applies only to dark chocolate.
Another study published in Nutrition Horizon, Dr. Weisinger and his team at La Trobe University studied two groups of mice fed an identical high fat diet. One group was fed molasses with their high fat diet. After 10 weeks, the group that was fed molasses had less body weight and less body fat. Scientists believe the antioxidants or the polyphenols in the molasses is what helped the mice to shed the weight.
Antioxidants At Work
In both of these studies, it is the antioxidants, specifically the flavenols and the polyphenols, in the cocoa and in the molasses that have been strongly implicated to be the source for the weight loss. Cocolasses® is a delicious tasting, healthy dark chocolate syrup that combines cocoa and blackstrap molasses with their powerful weight loss antioxidants. Cocolasses® healthy nutrient- dense dark chocolate syrup could potentially help you lose weight.
Getting Rid of Sugar Cravings With Nutrient-Dense Cocolasses®
In my own experience, I have a customer who gained weight after the change of life. She tried everything to lose weight. If she lost a couple of pounds, she would quickly gain them back. She was fine dieting all day, but she was a nighttime eater. To solve her problem, she decided at night she would fill a large plate full of different kinds of fruit. She would then squeeze some Cocolasses® on to her plate, dip her fruit into the Cocolasses® and nibble on the fruit all night long. After one month, she lost fifteen pounds and managed to keep it off. Because Cocolasses® is so nutrient-dense, it completely satisfied her and it did not set off any sugar cravings. She tried the same thing before with regular chocolate syrup. It set off sugar cravings and she did not lose weight. Only with the Cocolasses® nutrient-dense dark chocolate syrup did she lose weight.