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Dark Chocolate Chunk Banana Loaf

Dark Chocolate Chunk Drizzled, Finger Millet Banana Loaf

Vegan, Gluten-free & No added sugar

This healthy finger millet banana bread is a great source of nutrition as breakfast and afternoon snack

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Hu Kitchen Chocolate is made with 72% Organic Stone-Ground Cacao.

When dark chocolate has 70% or more of cacao or cocoa, it has the following health benefits due to its rich content of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.

  1. Rich in Antioxidants: Dark chocolate is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  2. Heart Health: Some studies suggest that moderate consumption of dark chocolate may have a positive impact on heart health. It may contribute to improved blood flow, reduced blood pressure, and a lower risk of heart disease.
  3. Improved Mood: Dark chocolate contains serotonin precursors, which may contribute to feelings of happiness and well-being. Additionally, it contains small amounts of caffeine, which can provide a mild energy boost.
  4. Brain Function: The antioxidants in dark chocolate may have neuroprotective effects, potentially supporting brain function and reducing the risk of age-related cognitive decline.
  • Better Cholesterol Levels: Consuming dark chocolate in moderation has been associated with improved lipid profiles, including increased levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) and decreased levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol).
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: Dark chocolate has a lower glycemic index compared to milk chocolate, which means it has a smaller impact on blood sugar levels. This can be beneficial for individuals concerned about blood sugar control.
  • Reduced Inflammation: The anti-inflammatory properties of dark chocolate may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to various chronic diseases.
  • Mineral Content: Dark chocolate is a good source of minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. These minerals play important roles in various bodily functions, including oxygen transport, muscle function, and bone health.
  • Skin Health: The antioxidants in dark chocolate may contribute to healthier skin by protecting against damage from UV rays and promoting better blood flow to the skin.
  • Appetite Regulation: Some studies suggest that the consumption of dark chocolate may help regulate appetite and reduce cravings for sweet, salty, or fatty foods.

Finger millet is an excellent source of natural calcium which helps in strengthening bones for growing children and aging people. Regular consumption of finger millet is good for bone health and keeps diseases such as osteoporosis at bay and could reduce risk of fracture.

Millet is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world and has been grown throughout Africa and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. Today, it’s one o f the most important cereals around and is a staple crop for humans and animals. Millet is rich in niacin, which is important for healthy skin and organ function. It also has beta-carotene, especially the dark-colored grains, which converts to vitamin A, helps your body fight free radicals, and supports your immune system.

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Written by: Nishi Bhonsle

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