Diabetes & Chocolate: A Treat That Accommodates Your Needs!
One of the most widely believed myths about living with type 2 diabetes is that all sweets are off-limits, and upon receiving a diabetes diagnosis, you may feel forced to say goodbye to all the after-dinner treats and 3 p.m. pick-me-ups you once loved. Fortunately, some sweets are safe for people with type 2 diabetes — and in the case of dark chocolate, a moderate amount may even bring significant health benefits, including lower blood sugar.
Why We Need Great Tasting Diabetic Friendly Chocolate:
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world – nearly 10% of people over 18 years old have diabetes. Diabetes can be serious, but diabetic-friendly chocolate is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without putting yourself at risk for diabetic complications.
The sugar in regular chocolate makes it dangerous for diabetics because sugar spikes blood glucose levels and then later drops them quickly. This can lead to fatigue, mood swings, increased hunger, and weight gain. Dark chocolate has less sugar than milk or white chocolate so it’s easier on diabetic patients’ blood glucose levels while still providing that same flavour satisfaction!
Our chocolate goes one step further. Here at Mr Popple’s chocolate, we use yacon syrup instead of regular sugar. With a ridiculously low GI, it is perfect for preventing a spike in blood sugar levels whilst still providing an amazing taste experience.
Our diabetic-friendly yacon dark chocolate allows people to enjoy their favourite sweet without fear of suffering diabetic complications such as weight gain, mood swings or exhaustion.
There are many reasons why diabetic-friendly chocolate should be considered as an option when treating diabetes.
First of all, diabetic chocolate can taste just like any other type of delicious chocolate, so you can still taste the richness and flavour and get all of the antioxidants. Especially when treating yourself to raw cacao chocolate, like ours!
Secondly, our chocolate does not impact your blood sugar levels like other types of chocolates might. This is due to the fact that our diabetic chocolate is sweetened with healthy ingredients, such as yacon.
Our low sugar no dairy chocolate also has a very low glycemic index, which means that our bars are more diabetic friendly than regular treats that contain high levels of sugar or unhealthy sweeteners
All of us at Mr Popple’s Chocolate believe that good tasting, beneficial chocolate should be available for everyone, regardless of health or lifestyle, that’s why we try to make our chocolate as inclusive as possible!
Have a browse at our diabetic-friendly chocolates at mrpoppleschocolate.co.uk