February 15, 2012
Benefits of Raw Chocolate...Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series
So what if I told you that chocolate is really, truly and seriously madly good for you...well raw chocolate that is. I have written about the benefits of raw chocolate but it's worth a repeat mention especially with Valentines day upon us. Although it is not very mainstream it is worth seeking it out. Raw chocolate or cacao beans in their unprocessed state possess amazing health benefits and get this, it contains 1200 valuable nutrients, vitamins and minerals...I know pretty crazy right ? It is sweet and rich and really decadent yet it is super good for you. Did you know cacao beans have the highest anti-oxidant concentration of any food and significant amounts of magnesium which supports heart health and increases brain activity. And best of all, it contains a little something called anandamide or " the bliss chemical". Anandamide is a type of oil which when released, induces feelings of well-being and happiness. So here's to happiness and your health and a sweet, sweet Valentine's Day.
There are lots of raw chocolate bars and truffles making their way to the market, Gnosis Chocolates is my favorite check out their website here, not only does it taste great and come in delicious flavors, but they donate 10% of their profits to The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and support dozens of local and international causes