CocoaVia: The Importance of Cocoa Flavanols


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CocoaVia®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do we have any chocolate-lovers in the house? If you’re anything like me, you can’t say no to chocolate. Now, you don’t have to! Did you know that cocoa flavanols have many health benefits? With CocoaVia® supplements, you can have your cake and eat it, too!

The Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols

Chocolate is good, but cocoa flavanols are good FOR you. The truth is, the benefits of cocoa/chocolate come from cocoa flavanols, not the percentage of cacao or the darkness of the chocolate.

There are many Benefits to taking a daily cocoa flavanol supplement. Cocoa Flavanols are powerful phytonutrients, or plant-based nutrients, naturally found in cocoa beans. Although all chocolate is made from cocoa beans, not all chocolate or cocoa-based products contain cocoa flavanols. That’s because cocoa flavanols can be easily damaged by heat and humidity. Scientific studies demonstrate that within a few hours of consuming a product with cocoa flavanols, the cocoa flavanols enter the body and start to support your cardiovascular/circulatory system. The cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia® are scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation important for:

-Cardiovascular or heart health

-Cognitive health

-Skin health

-Blood flow, including to extremities (like your fingers and toes)

-Exercise performance


Try out my recipe below, or check out these other Recipes from CocoaVia®!

Strawberry-Banana Chocolate CocoaVia® Smoothie:

1 C plain Greek yogurt

1 C nonfat milk

1 banana

handful frozen strawberries

1 tsp raw honey

Instructions: Blend all ingredients together. Serve and enjoy!

Serves 2.

1 packet CocoaVia® Dark Chocolate (unsweetened)

Where can you find CocoaVia®?

CocoaVia® can be found in stores: Vitamin World, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Wegman’s, Harris Teeter, GNC, Kroger, and independent natural food retailers throughout the country- find a store closest to you. Online retailers: and

CocoaVia® comes in two forms: Vegetarian capsules and single-serving powdered stick packs, as well as different flavors: sweetened and unsweetened dark chocolate and different fruit flavors. The powdered sticks are easy to add to your water, yogurts, coffee or smoothies!


Here’s your chance to win a CocoaVia® prize pack all for yourself! Create your own unique recipe using CocoaVia® and share it in the comments below! The prize is a 2-month supply of CocoaVia® capsules and two boxes of CocoaVia® Dark Chocolate and Fruit Variety stick packs. Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, August 18th.

Use coupon code CHOCLOVERS20 to receive 20% off your purchase! (note: Limit one per customer and not valid on cases. Expires 9/30/2014)

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