Chocolate Can Be Good For You!!

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Do you love chocolate as much as I do? Do you also limit your chocolate intake as you are worried of all the added sugar and additives? Did you know that chocolate can actually be good for your health? Here is the deal, most of the common products that you often consume for chocolate is filled with refined sugar and funky substances. If you change such products that contain refined cacao with raw cacao, you'll actually be doing yourself a favour by eating chocolate! :)

Raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unfrosted cacao beans. This process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao and gets rid of the fat. Refined cacao is roasted in high temperature and often contains lots of sugar and other additives. Here is a bit more detailed explanation of how you can improve your health by choosing raw cacao;

- Raw cacao contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Which means it is a great source of energy, while helping you to burn the fat in your body and loose weight. It also has anti-aging effects and can improve your memory ;)

- Just like your typical chocolate, it contains anandamide; which is known as a mood enhancer. This boosts your level of seratonin (yes raw cacao, can make you happy)

-It contains a great amount of iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium.. Due to the intense amount of calcium and magnesium, it can help to protect you from osteoporosis (i guess raw cacao is a girl's best friend, and not diamonds) while lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes

- As it contains chromium it can regulate the blood sugar and which will ease the weight management for you

-Raw cacao has phenethylamine which aids the real ease of endorphins and other neurochemicals, so it is a natural aphrodisiac

- It is a source of sulfur which helps our pancreas and liver to work optimally while making our nails stronger and our hair all shiny and silky (can I get a hallelujah!- I'll eat spoons of this just for that purpose :D)

- Raw cacao contains over 700 (!!) compounds that aids the reduction of bad cholesterol and prevent heart disease

Healthy doesn't have to be tasteless and dull. It can taste like chocolate! Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems to me like  "a raw cacao bar (or however you want to consume it) a day, keeps the doctors away".. and I mean all doctors, including aestheticians! We always say this; it all starts from the inside - for beauty and health, and what you eat really matters (as it can be seen above).. Get yourself a bag of raw cacao powder and start adding it to everything you cook. Meanwhile, if you would like a ready luscious and nutritious snack that contains all of the above you can just click here. It tastes like chocolate but without all the bad stuff, I promise :)

If you want some inspiration for delicious recipes using raw cacao, check these simple raw cacao chia balls, our raw, vegen banana chocolate cake or our healthier chocolate donuts!

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