Updated: May 31, 2019
Did you know that Chocolate is an amazingly nutritious food? It's true but just not the kind you typically buy at the grocery store full of milk, sugar and GMO soy lecithin. The really healthy kind is made from "raw cacao" beans. The cacao plant has been revered for centuries due to eats massive nutrient density and even used as currency by the Aztecs. Raw cacao contains magnesium, chromium, iron, manganese, vanadium, PEA (anti-depressant), anandamide, antioxidants, soluble fiber, theobromine, and more.
Chocolate is made when the powder is mixed with the butter. Because it is so bitter a bit of sweetener needs to be added.
It's use has also been classified as a longevity substance due to the flavanoids and theobromine.
Chocolate use is known to reduce strokes and blood pressure as well as the incidences of heart disease. Raw cacao also contains certain nutrients that help to sustain energy over a long period of time. This is why soldiers are given chocolate to survive under extreme conditions.
Chocolate also nourishes the brain with the endorphin anandamide. Chocolate increases blood flow to and from the brain to boost intelligence.
Chocolate is also an appetite suppressant because it contains magnesium which shuts off your appetite control mechanism.
Finally chocolate helps to control stress levels making it a totally defendable snack at any time with the exception of right before bed due to its caffeine/stimulant effect. If you make your own chocolate like I do you can use low glycemic sweeteners making chocolate a totally legit food to be eaten daily. You do anyway so why not do it the right way?
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