It's been over a year since we began offering Amma Chocolate products here in the UK, and this January 2018, we are in Brazil sourcing the very best organic chocolates.
Last year, Hotel Chocolat discontinued their limited edition speciality dark chocolate range, replacing it with their "Rare & Vintage" selection. This article takes a quick look at what is now on offer from this highstreet chocolate supplier.
For gym-goers, sportspeople and anyone who is serious about their nutrition, today’s newspaper headlines are more than a little baffling, if not downright frustrating.
The “breaking news” and associated controversy centres around a publication by the National Obesity Forum in the UK, which states that fat won’t make you fat; carbohydrates and sugar will.
With the simple coconut, Mother Nature has once again proven that her gardens yield everything necessary to promote and sustain optimal health and well-being. Although the water from this remarkable tropical fruit has been enjoyed by the people of these regions for centuries, research into the many health benefits to be had has sparked renewed enthusiasm among the health conscious of the world.
Social media has been abuzz with videos of 'personal molecular sensors,' which promise to allow the user to discover a food’s macronutrient balance and calorific content at the touch of a button. This offers huge time and effort-saving potential for those following rather arduous calorie-restricted and/or macronutrient balanced diets (those following a specific training programme, for example), as well as individuals on medically restricted diets or people with diabetes.
Over the past few months, it seems as though 90% of England have become honorary Leicester City fans. Everyone loves an underdog (possibly none moreso than the British?), and to see a fairy tale come true is something which holds widespread appeal. But what can be learnt from the astonishing success of this comparitively small football club - now Premier League Champions?
Kingston University has been making the news recently, thanks to a recent publication by its researchers which showed that a bar of dark chocolate per day results in significant improvements in athletic performance - at least for endurance athletes.
It has been hypothesised that the vasodilation effects of a type of flavanol in dark chocolate is responsible, and that this effect is not immediate, but depends upon regular (perhaps daily) consumption. The exact quantities and timing, as well as optimal type of chocolate, will be the subject of leading experimenter Rishikesh Patel's future research.
For the health conscious, some of the most celebrated news to emerge from the nutrition industry in a very long time has been the revelations concerning the health benefits of dark chocolate. It not only tastes good, but also has a high nutritional value. What was previously considered a sinful treat is now known to be a powerful antioxidant, as well as a possible means of improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. In an effort to promote health even further, one chocolate producer is also using coconut sugar, due to its low glycemic value. For bodybuilders, athletes and health conscious individuals, the control of blood sugar levels is crucial and the glycemic index, therefore, holds special significance.
LiftYourWay are excited to announce that we are now stocking AMMA Chocolate in the UK: organic chocolate, straight from the Brazilian rainforests. With its high cocoa% and ethical harvesting methods, it is the perfect choice for those maintaining a clean and healthy diet for both body and soul.
Created with beans from ancient cacao trees, hidden in the Atlantic rainforest - planet Earth's greatest biodiversity per square metre. AMMA Chocolate reveals the complex and rich nuances of this ecological sanctuary, a heritage of humanity. AMMA, a journey of discovery for the palate. The strength and flavour of the Brazilian rainforest.
Polyphenols are present in certain supplements. The following article discusses the scientific evidence on the benefits of these on dengerative and cardiovascular conditions.