Cocoa's Healthful Embrace: How Quality Chocolate Supports Wellness in Young Adults

Cocoa's Healthful Embrace: How Quality Chocolate Supports Wellness in Young Adults

For centuries, the allure of chocolate has been undeniable. Whether it’s a rich dark truffle or a comforting hot cocoa drink, the luxurious flavor and texture have made it a favorite worldwide. But did you know there's a treasure of health benefits hidden within? Recent research has cast a spotlight on the cocoa bean, revealing its potential as a powerful functional food, especially for those battling insulin resistance and oxidative damage.

The Study

In a groundbreaking 2023 study titled, "Cocoa: a functional food that decreases insulin resistance and oxidative damage in young adults with Class II obesity," researchers delved into the potential health benefits of short-term cocoa consumption. They wanted to see how just a week of indulging in cocoa might affect young adults, particularly those with class II obesity.

For seven days, normal weight (NW) participants consumed 25 grams of cocoa, while those with class II obesity (CIIO) took 39 grams daily. These amounts might sound like a chocoholic's dream, but the results were even sweeter!

Sweet Results

The most striking finding was the cocoa's impact on insulin resistance (IR). Insulin resistance, when the body doesn’t use insulin efficiently, can be a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Initially, the CIIO group showed signs of IR. However, after just a week of cocoa consumption, there was a marked improvement in their insulin resistance levels.

Furthermore, the study revealed that cocoa:

  • Reduced bad cholesterol (LDL) while maintaining the levels of good cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Diminished oxidative damage, which means a reduction in the cellular damage that can lead to chronic diseases.
  • Decreased arginase activity, an enzyme related to inflammation, especially in those with obesity.

In layman’s terms, this study indicates that consuming cocoa, even for a short period, can improve blood lipid levels, enhance insulin efficiency, and reduce inflammation.

A Chocolatey Revelation for Energy Pods

But before you dive into a mountain of chocolate bars, it's essential to remember that all cocoa isn't created equal. Quality matters. Enter our Energy Pods, especially our Chocolate flavor.

Each Chocolate Energy Pod is crafted with high-quality cocoa, ensuring that with every bite, you’re not just satisfying your taste buds, but also potentially benefiting your health. With the inclusion of 6.5g of cocoa powder in each pod, integrating them into your daily diet can be a delicious way to harness the health benefits of cocoa.

Remember, while the Energy Pods offer a tasty and convenient method to incorporate cocoa into your routine, it's just one piece of the puzzle. A balanced diet, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle are paramount. Our Energy Pods, enriched with the potential benefits of cocoa, aim to provide a harmonious blend of taste, convenience, and nutrition, supporting your journey towards optimal health.


The age-old saying, "Let food be thy medicine," holds. With promising research like this, it's invigorating to know that sometimes, medicine can taste downright delightful. As we continue to explore the intricate relationship between food and health, one thing is clear: Our Chocolate Energy Pods are more than just a treat – they’re a celebration of culinary innovation, nutrition, and the potential benefits that nature offers. Embrace the allure of cocoa, and let every bite lead you to a healthier, tastier future.

While you’re at it, go buy our Energy Pods or subscribe to our world-class Energize, Explore, Enjoy Podcast where we pry open experiences and look at everything from a scientific viewpoint. Our goal is to create our in-house lab where we can understand and make better foods for mankind. You get a tasty and healthy food product and we get to give back to the world!