Enjoying food is part of enjoying life and I can’t imagine the pleasure of eating without the pleasure of chocolate. I love the color and the taste. How about some chocolate syrup over some coconut sorbet on a hot summer day? What about some hot chocolate with some fresh cashew milk with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg on a cold or rainy day with a wonderful book?
Add some cocao to your life! Hundreds of studies have shown that raw dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants that promote heart health and may prevent many cardiovascular-related conditions.
Dark chocolate is made from cocoa beans removed from the pods of the cacao tree. They can also be ground into powder or made into cocoa liquor and made into cocoa butter.
During menstruation women crave chocolate because of the body’s need for higher magnesium. Magnesium is necessary for muscles and nerves to function and is involved especially in the metabolic process that converts food into energy.
Chocolate is love. Chocolate contains phenethylamine, which triggers the release of endorphins. This reaction is similar to the one that people experience when they fall in love. As a result, chocolate supports a happy mood. It is also very high in magnesium, which is one of the most abundant minerals in the body, with more than 50% located in the skeleton.
So go out get some chocolate love!