カカオ: 天からの恵み、抗酸化物質の王様

ICT ORAC6値:最高品質の証し

ビヨンド・ヘルシーチョコレートの各種製品が誇る高いOTAC6スコアは、独立第三者分析機関ICTが認定した値です。ICTは世界トップクラスの研究機関、企業、公共機関などに検査分析サービスを提供しており、ビヨンド・ヘルシーチョコレートはそのICTの認定プログラムに参加登録しています。本プログラムは、ICTが規定したORAC6検査の厳しい条件を満たした製品に対してのみ認定を与える厳格な品質保証システムです。同プログラムは消費者に対しORAC6スコアや抗酸化値に関して明確な情報を提供し、さらには抗酸化値について疑わしい主張をしている製品があったばあい、消費者がそれをはっきりと識別できるようサポートすることを目的としています。

"※ICT認定プログラムに従い、ビヨンド・ヘルシーチョコレート製品は毎年数回、厳格な検査を受け一定の条件を満たしていることが確認されています。その証としてビヨンド・ヘルシーチョコレート一枚一枚の袋にその認定マークが印刷されており、安心して食べて頂けます。"

Can chocolate truly be healthy?

YES! Let's explain why:

Everyone has heard of free radicals. It's well known that these rogue molecules damage healthy cells, which in turn results in unhealthy tissues, organs and eventually, an unhealthy body.

Fortunately, cacao, the nutritional source of Dark Chocolate, is nature's top source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that neutralize free radicals and slow their damage.

-among the most important observations in the history of medicine "How important does that make [cacao antioxidants]? I would say very important."

-Harvard physician and researcher Norman Hollenberg, MD, regarding the benefits of cacao's antioxidants. Among cacao's most impressive phytonutrients are several types of polyphenols, largely recognized as some of the most powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds known today. The most powerful and prominent polyphenols in cacao are flavanols.

Hundreds of studies have found that flavanols possess distinct and powerful properties, including the ability to:

  1. Minimize inflammation throughout the body
  2. Slow free radicals
  3. Protect the heart and blood vessels
  4. Support the immune system
  5. Promote antibacterial/antiviral activity in the body
  6. Relax and dilate blood vessels
  7. Modify blood sugar levels
  8. Protect the brain
  9. Preserve cellular integrity
  10. Protect and repair the liver
  11. Positively modify hormone activity
  12. ...and much more!

Did you know if you're like the average person, you eat about 12 pounds of chocolate per year? The problem with that is that most people are eating the "regular" unhealthy chocolate that has been stripped of its antioxidants and other vital nutrients.

That's what makes Well-Beyond Healthy Chocolate so different and so healthy!

So why are most chocolate products not really "healthy"? Primarily because of the way their content is processed. Traditional processing means that the chocolate is heated, alkalized and combined with artificial and unhealthy ingredients, all of which destroys the cacao's powerful antioxidants and degrades it's nutritional content.

What's Wrong With "Normal" Chocolate?

  1. Alkalizing (also called "dutching") neutralizes its antioxidants
  2. Heating further destroys its antioxidants and other vital nutrients
  3. Addition of waxes, milk solids, hydrogenated oils and sugar further degrade the antioxidant firepower of cacao

Why is Beyond, Healthy Chocolate® Different?

  1. Proprietary cold-processing preserves antioxidants and other crucial nutrients
  2. Does not alkalize its chocolate
  3. Uses only natural cacao butter, sweeteners and other natural ingredients
  4. Contains no artificial ingredients
  5. Category creator and leader of healthy chocolate industry