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Low Glycemic Index Dark Chocolate with Probiotics
Dark chocolate containing probiotic and dietary fiber is formulated with palm sugar and cacao mass. This antioxidant rich product is especially concocted for diabetes mellitus patients.
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The probiotics used in this dark chocolate have alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity. The alpha-glucosidase inhibitory activity, high dietary fibre and high antioxidants in chocolate products balance blood glucose levels, especially for diabetes mellitus patients. Product intervention on Sprague Dawley diabetic rats for 3 weeks showed a decrease in blood glucose levels such as acarbose intervention. Dark chocolate probiotics intervention on healthy humans showed a slow blood glucose response compared to standard glucose. This chocolate product has a low glycemic index of 25.
This probiotic can be included in the food industry, especially in the category for functional food. Currently, functional food products are becoming a trend and interest from consumers due to a preference for healthier lifestyles.
Probiotic dark chocolate provides promising business opportunities for its functional properties in the food, health and wellness sector. This product can be used therapeutically and in the prevention of diabetes mellitus.