Welcome to Chocolate Pharmacy! We are so excited to bring you the very best tasting raw chocolate and spice blends. Our potent spices increase the already amazing health-enhancing qualities of raw chocolate.Together, these energizing, healing, and balancing superfoods will satisfy your chocolate cravings while tuning up your health! Our chocolate is sweetened with all natural Yacon syrup. Yacon is just coming into the public eye as a delicious sweetener that,when processed correctly, is even safe for diabetics. In addition to its scrumptious flavor, it also supplies FOS, or inulin fiber, which is beneficial to gut health. The more you read about raw chocolate, yacon and spices the more you’re going to want to include them in your diet!
We’ve created 8 spice blends to support various aspects of your well-being, but each of us can benefit from any of the blends.
Jumper Cables – Cardiac health support
Moon – Balancing
Comfy Sweater – Soothing, anti-anxiety
Finish Line – Endurance, libido
Time Machine – Anti-aging (memory, wrinkles, arthritis)
Rattlesnake Bite – Cure all blend, tonic
Happy Tummy – Digestive health
Oil Can – Pain, inflammation, arthritis
A little more information on Yacon:
Yacon, or Smallanthus sonchifolius, is a perennial herb native to the lower Andean region of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. A member of the sunflower family, yacon has celery-like leaves that can grow up to 10 feet tall. The roots are juicy and edible. They have both nutritional and medicinal value.
Yacon root has antioxidant properties; it contains ferulic, chlorogenic and caggeic acids. Antioxidants help fight free radicals in your body that cause oxidation of cells, which leads to aging and disease.
Yacon contains the prebiotic FOS (fructooligosacharides). A prebiotic is an ingredient in food that is not digested by your stomach but reaches the colon and ferments, stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. This action of yacon root aids the gastrointestinal tract for proper digestion and enhances the production of immunostimulants called beta-glucans.
Yacon syrup (when processed correctly) can potentially be used as a sweetener by diabetics. FOS is a type of sugar that is not easily digested by your stomach. This is beneficial for individuals suffering from diabetes and hypoglycemia, since FOS can be used as a sweetener that does not spike blood sugar levels and is relatively low in calories.
*If you are diabetic or have hypoglycemia, consult your doctor before including yacon root into your diet as a sweetener to make sure it is appropriate for your specific condition.