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Chocolate Nutrition

Contrary to popular belief, chocolate can be healthy!

Studies show that in moderation, it can provide a wealth of necessary nutrients for heart health. The presence of flavonoids and antioxidants allow chocolate to help fight free-radicals, and positively influence vascular health through lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as improved blood flow to the heart and brain!

If you’ve been avoiding chocolate for fear of its high fat content, you should consider adding a small amount to your diet for its powerful healthy properties.

Mars, Inc. is a company that is committed to creating delicious and high-quality chocolate treats. But did you know that their MARATHON® brand bars are a healthy alternative packed with protein as well as essential vitamins and minerals!

The whole family can enjoy wholesome MARATHON® bars because of the variety of options for different needs:

• MARATHON® Smart Stuff Bars make a great on-the-go snack. They’re fortified with a blend of eight essential vitamins and minerals, making them a prime choice for quelling snack cravings with nutrition—and they’re a good way to make sure the kids are eating healthy too! With some Smart Stuff Bars containing as few as 130 calories, there’s a healthy and delicious chocolate treat for everybody’s needs!

• MARATHON® Energy and Protein Bars are designed for everyday athletes who need fast nutrition to complement active lifestyles. These bars provide protein and essential vitamins – the keys to maintaining a physically demanding routine!

MARATHON® bars are made with wholesome ingredients including fruits, nuts, and chocolate for a delicious dessert taste in a healthier product!

All MARATHON® energy bars are low glycemic index foods, plus:

• NO artificial colors
• NO artificial flavors
• NO preservatives
• NO trans fats.

For more information, please visit http://www.marathonbars.com. And be sure to check out the MARATHON Bar Facebook page for running-focused information and nutrition tips at http://www.facebook.com/MarathonBar.