Diabetes – A Real Problem And What SOUL Chocolate Provides To The Community

SOUL 85% Dark Chocolates presents itself as Diabetic-Friendly due to its High Quality Ingredients and Low-Sugar Content. Its sugar formulation is derived from sugarcane extract that when consumed, has a much lower impact on Blood Glucose Levels as compared to compound sugars. Crafted perfectly to give you the perfect chocolate experience and satisfaction without the sing of excessive sugar. A chocolate that is both tasty and addictive!

 

What is Diabetes?

To answer that, you first need to understand the role of insulin in your body. When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin. Insulin serves as a “key” to open your cells, to allow the glucose to enter — and allow you to use the glucose for energy.

But with diabetes, this system does not work.

 

Effects/Impact of Diabetes?

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure and stroke.

Living with diabetes places an enormous emotional, physical and financial burden on the entire family.

Source: DiabetesResearch (https://www.diabetesresearch.org/what-is-diabetes)

 

Diabetes – A Real Problem (Fact Find)

Singapore

2010 – There were about 350,000 diabetics in 2010

2014 – 440,000 residents aged 18 years and above had diabetes

2030 – Number of diabetics in Singapore could rise to 670,000

2050 – Singapore is expected to have 1 million diabetics by 2050

Source: Channel News Asia (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/new-taskforce-established/2691422.html, http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singaporeans-at-risk-of/2649554.html)

Asia

“The EIU study presented data from the World Health Organization (WHO), which indicates that between 2000 and 2030, the prevalence rate of diabetes is expected to more than double in the ASEAN Six – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – as obesity rates continue to rise.”

Source: Food Industry Asia (https://foodindustry.asia/diabetes-rates-set-to-double-by-2030)

 

Quality Of Life with SOUL 85% Dark Chocolates

We at Earth Foods feel that it is necessary to stay healthy without sacrificing quality of life. The community should be able to eat desserts that they love (in moderation) without worrying of the impact it will do to your health as well as whether it will increase the risk of diabetes.

SOUL 85% Dark Chocolates presents itself as Diabetic-Friendly due to its High Quality Ingredients and Low-Sugar Content. Its sugar formulation is derived from sugarcane extract that when consumed, has a much lower impact on Blood Glucose Levels as compared to compound sugars. Crafted perfectly to give you the perfect chocolate experience and satisfaction without the sing of excessive sugar. A chocolate that is both tasty and addictive!

 

Diabetes and Dark Chocolate (Additional Information)

The health benefits of eating chocolate:

  1. Research scientists are studying good bacteria found in the digestive tract of people that normally eat cocoa. Preliminary findings are pointing in the direction that this bacteria is helping to ferment antioxidants and fiber found in cocoa. These bacteria are thought to help create compounds that are anti-inflammatory and help with our cardiovascular health. In one study of healthy individuals, it was found that by eating a small square (8 grams) of dark chocolate (70% cocoa chocolate) every day for a months’ time an improvement in vascular function over their own baseline as well as the control group was shown. This small amount can potentially help to decrease the risk of heart disease. The research was done on pure, unsweetened cocoa powder and it is advised that even the darkest chocolate must be consumed in moderation to avoid excess calories and weight gain. At this time scientists can not recommend an ideal amount of cocoa powder to eat.
  1. For people with type 2 diabetes, daily dark chocolate consumption of 20 grams per day (that was rich with polyphenols) helped increase the sensitivity to insulin. This is important for blood glucose control. Increasing insulin sensitivity may also help delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people with pre-diabetes.
  1. A review of literature in 2012 found that eating dark chocolate every day reduced blood pressure by approximately 2-3 points. (1) Flavanols which are found in dark chocolate can help form nitric oxide. This helps relax blood vessel walls which leads to a lowering of blood pressure.
  1. In a small study of 31 participants, when comparing the consumption of white chocolate to 70 percent cocoa dark chocolate, the participants who ate the dark chocolate (1.7 ounces per day for 15 days) had lower blood glucose levels, decreased low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) by 20 percent and increased high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol by 20 percent. More research on this fascinating topic needs to take place.

Source: DiabetesCare (http://www.diabetescare.net/authors/clara-schneider/delicious-dark-chocolate-and-diabetes)

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