5 reasons WHY chocolate is good for you
Let’s get one thing clear, you get commercial chocolate, then you get REAL chocolate & the one that is GOING TO TRANSFORM YOUR BODY is the REAL chocolate.
What’s the difference?
Well, commercial chocolate is made from milk, sugar & cocoa powder, whereas REAL chocolate is (or should be) made from raw cacao.
Cocoa powder used in commercial chocolate is highly processed & goes through a process called “defatting” & “alkalizing”
Basically, it helps it have a longer shelf life, however it removes & destroys all the goodness that makes chocolate so amazing!
The other downside to commercial chocolate is that sugar & milk are not healthy options at all, & contribute to ailments & diseases like diabetes, inflammation, stomach & digestion problems, certain cancers & heart disease.
However, chocolate made from raw cacao is 1000x better & extremely powerful for the body, check this out!
5 reasons WHY chocolate is good for your body
1. 40x more antioxidants of blueberries*
Our raw organic cacao powder has about 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries. That is a BIG difference! The key phrase to note here is RAW CACAO not cocoa.
It also has an impressive ORAC score of 98,000 per 100g, vs blueberries at a mere 2,400. ORAC scores measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals (that come from pollution and toxins in our environment), which cause cell and tissue damage and can lead to diseases such as cancer.
This makes it an INCREDIBLE anti-aging superfood that can be eaten in the form of these delicious date balls, BONUS!
2. Packed with magnesium for a healthy heart and brain*
Raw organic cacao is an excellent source of magnesium. Magnesium is important for a healthy heart and helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with laser-sharp clarity and focus. This is often the reason why you sometimes crave chocolate when you are feeling tired or lethargic….your brain is craving a magnesium boost.
3. Excellent source of plant-based iron*
Raw cacao is one of the highest plant-based sources of iron at about 7.3mg per 100g. If you compare this to beef and lamb at 2.5mg, or spinach at 3.6mg, this is an excellent source of iron.
Note the iron in cacao is non-heme (as is all plant-based iron), so to get the maximum benefits you’ll want to combine it with some vitamin C. A great way to maximize your iron absorption is to have it with foods high in Vit C like kiwi, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries, Sea Buckthorn (available here which you can add to your chocolate smoothie!
4. Reduces inflammation & fine lines on the skin*
Due to its powerful phytonutritional properties and antioxidants, raw cacao can be used on the inside and outside of the body in the form of face masks, body scrubs, and body butter.
It gets absorbed through the skin and goes to work on creating beautifully smooth & glowing skin.
5. It’s a higher source of calcium than cows milk*
Raw Cacao has more calcium than cow’s milk at about 160mg per 100g vs only 125mg per 100ml of milk. It’s time to switch out your dairy milk chocolate for a raw cacao version or in this case, make these delicious chocolate bliss balls.
CHECK OUT our Chocolate Vegan Milkshake below!
CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!
*no scientific or medical claims are being made on this website & what we share is based on our personal experience, testimonials from our clients & personal research.