• Don’t give up on the New Year’s Resolution to lose weight just yet!

    Well, we’re two thirds the way through January and statistically speaking this is the time when people tend to fall off their New Year’s resolution to diet, get fit and eat healthily.
     
    There are many reasons why we just can’t sustain those good intentions, but it normally comes down to boredom with your new diet and feeling hungry all the time. Let’s face it. If you have been used to Full English Breakfasts every day, then after three weeks of Curly Kale and Parsley soup and the occasional spoonful of Quinoa you are going to be desperate for something more tasty and substantial.
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    Well, we can help with that. You may have seen in an earlier post that a single small brick of Zoot’s Smooth Dark Chocolate bar can actually help you to lose weight, but it also makes a delicious snack that can make even the most unappetising diet bearable.
     
    The occasional indulgence is central to keeping the motivation going, but it needs to be a healthy and tasty one. Our Dark Chocolate Zesty Orange and Hint of Mint bars complement the Smooth Dark Chocolate bar and our Zoot Natural range include yummy ingredients such as Cashews, Caramel, Almonds and Brazil Nuts. All of course with No Added Sugar.
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    So, don’t give up the Resolution just yet. Grab some Zoot bars to help you through those difficult moments and you may even start to enjoy Curly Kale soup.
     
    We’d love to know how you are getting on with your diet and how you keep the motivation going. What’s your favourite diet-friendly soup? Let us know on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Zootfoods/
  • Our New Advert Speaks for Itself

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    There’s so much good stuff to say about Zoot’s range of healthy energy bars, that sometimes we struggle to put it all in place. But we think we’ve come up with the solution in our latest range of Ads.

    There’s still not enough space to tell you that Zoot Froot and Zoot Natural bars are not only suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, but for those on a Gluten Free Diet as well.

    Nor do we have space to tell you about the 25.4g of Carbohydrates in our Cranberry Choc Chip Boost bar – absolutely ideal if you need a quick energy boost during the day.

    But then maybe we’ll put that in the next Ad along with a bunch of other fascinating fact bites.

    We would love to know what you think about our latest Ad.Tell us what else you think we should mention and win yourself one of each of the bars shown in the Ad. How’s that for an incentive to reach for the keyboard?

  • A Veganuary Discount on our Zoot Froot and Naturals Vegan friendly bars

    With many people trying out the Vegan lifestyle through Veganuary, and looking to find out more about going Vegan, we are sharing a very comprehensive introduction to the Vegan lifestyle from the folks at Vegan.com.
     
    It is packed full of tips and ideas about Veganism and nicely complements the wealth of information on the www.veganuary.com website.
     
    Many of the tips suggest that you don’t need to give up the occasional indulgence to live a Vegan lifestyle. There are some delicious recipes out there as well as tasty, Vegan friendly snacks and treats.
     
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    You may be surprised to learn that our Zoot Froot and Zoot Natural bars are suitable for both Vegans and Vegetarians, contain no artificial colours or flavours and are Gluten Free. What’s more, they are quite delicious.
     
    So going Vegan doesn’t mean you have to retire your taste buds. There’s plenty of tasty Vegan friendly goodness out there should you feel the need for a quick snack attack.
     
    You can pick up our Zoot bars online at www.zootfoods.com , and for January only you can get 20% off our Vegan friendly Zoot Froot and Zoot Natural bars by entering the coupon ‘veganuary’ at the checkout.
     
    Enjoy your month of eating healthily.
  • Zoot Dark Chocolate Bars Can Help You Lose weight

    Have you, like us put on a few pounds over Christmas? Are you dreading having to give up those indulgences as part of your New Year health drive? If so, we have some great news –

    DARK CHOCOLATE CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT !!!!

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    Yes, you read it right. It needs to be a quality dark chocolate, like Zoot Zero’s Smooth Dark Chocolate Bar, and all you have to do is enjoy a small square of Zootelicious chocolate about 20 minutes before you have a meal. This triggers the hormones in the brain that say “I’m full”, cutting the amount of food you subsequently consume. What’s more, finishing a meal with the same small trigger could reduce subsequent snacking.

    Naturally, all Zoot Zero chocolate bars are Free from Added Sugar and suitable for Vegetarians and those on a Gluten Free diet.

    And if that wasn’t enough to make you click here and buy a box, here are 9 other reasons why dark chocolate is good for you:

    1. It’s Good for the Heart and Circulation

    A recent study found that dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – both common causes of artery clogging.

    2. It Reduces Risk of Stroke

    Researchers in Finland have found that chocolate consumption lowers the risk of suffering a stroke – by a staggering 17 per cent average in the group of men they tested.

    3. It’s Mineral Rich

    Dark chocolate is packed with beneficial minerals such as potassium, zinc and selenium, and a 100g bar of dark (70 per cent or more) choc provides 67 per cent of the RDA of iron.

    4. It Reduces Cholesterol

    Consumption of cocoa has been shown to reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raise levels of “good” cholesterol, potentially lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.

    5. It’s Good for Your Skin

    The flavonols in dark chocolate can protect the skin against sun damage (though you’d probably better still slap on some sun cream).

    6. It’s Good for Mothers and Babies

    A Finnish study found that chocolate reduced stress in expectant mothers, and that the babies of such mothers smiled more often than the offspring of non-chocolate-eating parents.

    7. It may Prevent Diabetes

    It sounds mad, but cocoa has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. So dark chocolate – in moderation – might delay or prevent the onset of diabetes.

    8. Chocolate is Good for the Brain

    Flavanols are thought to reduce memory loss in older people, and the anti-inflamatory qualities of dark chocolate have been found beneficial in treating brain injuries such as concussion.

    9. Chocolate Makes you Feel Better

    Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release feel-good endorphins.