Most of us have grown up thinking chocolate was bad for us. The good thing is that we don’t have to keep thinking this way. Indeed, raw chocolate is actually an amazing food that has many health benefits.
Yes, chocolate is a superfood! Obviously this is not the highly sugary packaged chocolate bars you find in supermarkets that I am talking about. When I say chocolate, I am talking about the real, original, raw, pure cacao. This raw chocolate has many amazing health benefits!
Most of the time you will find it in powder in any health food store but you can also find the whole beans or the nibs. These are all amazing to create delicious and healthy alternatives to heavy, refined sugar loaded desserts.
Try this awesome Raw Sugar-Free Chocolate Mousse to see how easy it is!
What makes packaged chocolate unhealthy and fattening is actually the milk, refined sugar and other chemicals and preservatives that have been added in the fabrication process.
Cacao itself is actually great for your health and is nature’s number-one weight loss and high energy food, according to David Wolfe, the worldwide known cacao master.
So to resume, here are all the benefits of chocolate, why I love it so much & why you should too:
- It’s rich in antioxidants, which will fight free radicals and protect you from the ageing process.
- It’s rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, copper, phosphorus and more.
- It’s rich in vitamin C, great immune system booster.
- Raw cacao is also rich in tryptophan, which is a powerful mood-enhancer, crucial in the production of serotonin. As you might know, serotonin is our ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter that helps diminishing anxiety. This neurotransmitter has kind of the same impact as love on your brain and plays a huge role in our mood levels. This can indeed have a positive impact on depression!
Pure, raw, organic cacao is absolutely amazing. Personally I am enjoying it every single day in healthy, sugar free desserts or smoothies. So give it a try and start to add more of it into your diet and observe its amazing effects.
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