We live in a time where health trends aren’t only on the rise, they’re here to stay because who doesn’t like to be healthy, right? Well, as it happens, we’re all different, so what works for some may not work for the rest, but it’s easy to feel like a failure and get disappointed by exercise routines and healthy diets to the point of give up on them.
For example, some find it very easy to quit sweets and sugar altogether, only sticking to fruits, vegetables, nuts, oats, grains, but that’s not to say there’s no way out for those of us with a sweet tooth. Yes, you read it right, and the answer lies in raw chocolate bars available in a wide range of tastes; chocolate lovers rejoice. How great is this?!
This happens to be the answer to the trouble with sweets for those trying to eat healthy because raw chocolate, or rather the unprocessed cacao beans in their pure form are superfoods full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which makes this an even healthier option than dark chocolate as it can be so processed it loses its special nutrients.
To be able to reap the benefits though you have to make sure you buy certified raw chocolate bars whose cacao beans weren’t roasted because it’s the roasting in high heat processes that makes the beans lose their basic form and along with it its benefits.
Now, moving on to the benefits specifically, as mentioned the raw chocolate abounds in nutrients such as protein, fibre, flavonoids (antioxidant compounds) about at least six times more than regular bars, zinc, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B9 along with oleic acid, making it essential for improving the cardiovascular health.
This is possible thanks to the way these compounds help with lowering the blood pressure and improving the blood flow, preventing heart diseases, plaque buildup in the arteries, while at the same time they protect the body from pollutants, like the free radicals responsible for tissue damage which leads to cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.
Apart from this, the raw chocolate is great for rejuvenating the brain, helping slow down the ageing and the decline of memory, and the high levels of minerals make it ideal for staying energised.
More on the great news is chocolate does make you happy, coming from the fact it boosts the production of happy hormones so if you want to lift your mood, just have a bite of raw chocolate and don’t forget to share with loved ones!