So excited to be doing an awesome giveaway with Balance Bar for International Chocolate Day!
Chocolate (luckily) has some amazing health benefits, not to mention it is the best comfort food ever.
Turns out, this gluten-free challenge came at a pretty difficult time, as this newly-single girl could really use some gluten right about now! Lucky for me, Balance Bar came to my rescue — with gluten-free CHOCOLATE protein bars!!! Even better? I’m giving away a giant box of their bars to one of you!
I have pretty much had 1-2 per day for the past week. They’re amazing. Ah-maz-ing.
Chocolate and its flavonoids have some awesome health benefits, including….
- Lower risk of heart failure or events.
- Increase nitric oxide production, which helps control insulin sensitivity and prevents/manages diabetes.
- Reduce stress!
- Provide sun protection!
- Improve short and long term alertness*
*A University of Nottingham researcher found that drinking cocoa rich in falvonoids boosts blood flow to key parts of the brain for 2 to 3 hours, which could improve performance and alertness in the short term. Other researchers from Oxford University and Norway looked at chocolate’s long-term effects on the brain by studying the diets of more than 2,000 people over age 70. They found that those who consumed flavanol-rich chocolate, wine, or tea scored significantly higher on cognitive tests than those who didn’t.
And, I mean, it’s chocolate, so it just makes you feel gooooooood when you otherwise wouldn’t.
You can all enter to win a GIANT box of Dark Chocolate Crunch Balance Bars and Caramel Macchiato Balance Bars (both gluten-free!) from Balance Bar and I!!! I have been totally living off these things recently, it’s only fair of me to score you guys some!
The giveaway will be open for the next week, good luck everyone!