This blend satisfies your love of chocolate with lots of nutrients too! Chocolate banana is a pairing made in flavor heaven! You must try our Banana Chocolate Dark Balsamic! Yum Up your morning yogurt, bagels, English muffins or drizzle over your morning oatmeal – cooked or natural! Try our Banana Chocolate Dark Balsamic in banana bread and muffin recipes for a healthy flavor zing. How about this – peanut butter-banana-chocolate brownies? It’s also fanflavortastic in smoothies or pancakes! This balsamic is perfect for banana and chocolate lovers. The recipes that can be tweaked from just this one flavor bomb are endless!
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If you can imagine your inner child flavor-love of banana and chocolate with a grown up dash of Laconiko Citrus Habanero Infused Olive Oil for a grown up culinary sensation, think of what you can do with Lime or Blood Orange Infused Olive Oils in a sweet fruit and chocolate treat for your family or guests.
Trace elements are the tiny cogs in the working wheels of an efficient immune system. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions, while minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes. Small but mighty, these trace vitamins, minerals and polyphenols are only needed in minute amounts to support health and growth, but are often missing from our meals. Getting them from multiple sources ensures that your daily meals are truly health supporting.
Bananas are powerful source of potassium, which lowers sodium levels and relaxes blood vessel walls, lowering blood pressure and the risk of stroke. They are also rich in pyridoxine (vitamin B6), which helps with metabolism and brain development through pregnancy as well as supporting a robust immune system. Folate (vitamin B9) for healthy red blood cells. They have 5 times as much vitamin A and iron and 3 times as much phosphorus as apples. High in ascorbic acid (vitamin C) a potent antioxidant protecting the body from free radical damage caused by pollution, toxins, pesticides and other potentially harmful environmental substances, thereby boosting the immune system. They are also rich in magnesium, necessary for nerve and muscle function as well as immune system support and manganese for bone health.
Chocolate is potently rich in micro minerals – copper, magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. It also contains caffeine and theobromine potentially stimulating brain function. Dark chocolate is also a powerful antioxidant and is anti-inflammatory, containing polyphenols; flavanols and catechins that improve blood flow to the skin protecting it from sun damage, improves insulin sensitivity, lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) oxidation and improves blood flow in the arteries decreasing blood pressure.
Dark Balsamic Vinegar Traditional Modena dark balsamic vinegar is made from reduced grape juice and has all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in the grape, one of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits. The antioxidants in this vinegar have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer Traditionally aged balsamic vinegars have many health benefits. Acetic acid is its main constituent. It is antimicrobial and antioxidant and is known to regulate blood sugar with its anti-glycemic or antidiabetic effect. Acetic acid in balsamic vinegar has strains of probiotics that promote digestion and gut health, supporting the microbiome and the overall immune system. Balsamic vinegar can lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and aid in weight loss. Inhalation of steamed vapor can clear congestion. Polyphenols from the grapes may promote blood circulation. Some use balsamic vinegar to treat acid reflux and heartburn. Acetic acid also aids in belly fat loss, and the probiotic chemicals found in it help to promote a sense of fullness, which helps to reduce overeating. In addition, balsamic vinegar is fat-free and has an anti-obesity effect.