Good Afternoon and Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope everyone is having a great day so far and that you are taking some time to spend it with the one’s you love, because that is what this holiday is really about.
BUT, I also know that Valentine’s Day is also associated with CHOCOLATE and the good news is that Chocolate can actually be a part of a healthy diet, especially Dark Chocolate. Woo Hoo!
Cacao, the main ingredient in dark chocolate, is loaded with antioxidants. It has 30 times the antioxidant content of red wine and 20 times the content of green tea! Dark Chocolate is not only great for your heart and brain but also for your hormonal health too.
Dark Chocolate can:
Lower your cortisol levels ( the main stress hormone made in your adrenal glands.)
Suppress your appetite
Reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke
Trigger endorphins that make you feel ‘oh so happy’ just like exercise!
I recommend consuming 1 oz of Dark Chocolate (72% cacao mass + ) daily for maximum health benefits.
My favorite CLEAN Chocolate Bars are:
Honey Mama’s Cacao-Nectar Bars
They are a cacao-honey raw food dessert. Made…