For my 27th (eek) birthday my mom got me a bunch of cute things – including a bag of calcium (chocolate) supplements – weird? Not for my Mom 🙂 She knows I sometimes skimp on healthy eating and might not always get my calcium. We’ve all read how women need calcium for strong bones and it’s been linked to other benefits such as preventing breast cancer. I’m not a doctor and I don’t know for certain if it’s true – but more and more research supports the importance of calcium in a woman’s diet for many reasons.
Now, why were these special supplements? Unlike most supplements that pretend to taste good – but end up being chalky or gross – these are DELICIOUS. I know candy like the back of my hand and this tastes like candy. I eat 2 disks during the day to get my day’s worth of calcium (1,000 mg). I keep them at my desk and pop them when I have my daily chocolate craving – and seriously, these do the trick and crazily-enough, I am helping my body. Can’t go wrong there! This is the brand: http://www.adoracalcium.com/nutrition.php#dark
I got mine at Whole Foods. Cost about $10 for a pack of 30 disks. I like the DARK chocolate. They are gluten free/artificial sweetener free – ya!