Last week I went into health food shop Mother Earth in Highbury Islington and they were offering samples of vegan, no added sugar, dairy free, gluten free, soya free and non GM chocolate snack from ulsin called Bliss Bar. OMG! They are so tasty and lifts my mood on a gloomy day such as this instantly. They claim it is a nutritious snack to beat stress and fatigue. I don’t really care – but boy they are nice. You do wonder what they contain when they are virtually free of everything;)
They contain Raw chocolate, Maca and Ashwagandha. The fat content is 5.9g but you need very little of this delicious bar to notice a difference – cut it up into small pieces, keep it sealed and store it in your cupboard. I am pretty much a virgin in health food land so I had to look up Maca and Ashwagandha:
Maca is related to the adaptogens. Adaptogens, are herbs such as ginseng that are traditionally thought to help the body to adapt to increased or ambiguous stressors. Maca is a root from Peru. It looks like a little turnip or radish, and is a traditional staple food in Peru. It is also thought to be useful for men who want to increase sperm count /quality of sperm.
Ashwagandha, the species name somnifera means “sleep-inducing” in Latin, indicating that to it are attributed sedating adaptogen. Some herbalists refer to ashwagandha as Indian ginseng, since it is used in ayurvedic medicine in a way similar to that ginseng is used in traditional Chinese medicine properties, but it has been also used for sexual vitality.
Mm yummy. If you have any more information do let me know – like how you eat it why you take it etc.