Health Benefits of Raw Organic Chocolate
Processed chocolate that includes dairy, sugar, and chemicals, results in blocking the antioxidant and health benefits. Processed chocolate also contains fat, wax, fillers, and preservatives. When pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones from the processed chocolate ingredients are added to its production, processed chocolate becomes a food with no health benefits.
Over 300 Healthy Properties
More than 300 minerals and properties have been identified in raw organic chocolate. Cacao contains copper, manganese, zinc, sulphur, and is rich in B -vitamins that includes niacin. Because there is no sugar, raw organic chocolate is a great treat for children.
“Cornell University discovered that Cocoa has twice the antioxidants of red wine, and up to three times those found in green tea.”
Health benefits of raw organic chocolate include:
Lower blood pressure
Increases energy, alertness, creativity, and improves mood.
Containing very little caffeine, raw organic chocolate is a major source of magnesium which helps your heart.
Rich in Flavonoids which has a cancer-fighting antioxidant result
Promotes healthy blood flow thereby reducing the risk of strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks
Rich in Antioxidants thereby decreasing damaging free radicals
Increased Longevity: Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that those who eat chocolate up to three times each month live almost a year longer than those who overindulge or eat junk food.
Cocoa is reported to help brain function. The magnesium is essential for maintaining brain function. Raw chocolate is also composed of brain functioning elements such as tryptophan and anandamide
Recently, the Theobromine in cocoa has been noted as calming the coughing reflex thereby helping to stop coughing.
Can reduce cholesterol by 5-10 percent
Decreases menopause and PMS symptoms
Helps control appetite and supports weight loss
Eating chocolate is a pleasure that almost everyone loves. The availability of raw organic chocolate and fair trade chocolate is steadily increasing. Due to popular demand, consumers now have the ability to enjoy the health benefits of this delicious treat.