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Healthy chocolate – is it really that good?

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With Easter soon approaching, chocolate consumption will sky rocket. Most people will feel guilty and know that this is not good for our health or our bodies, but what if we had “ healthy chocolate ”. Is that possible? We know that dark chocolate is better but image having  chocolate every day because it was so healthy it was classed as a super food. Could healthy chocolate really be that good?

According to David Wolfe, the author of ‘Naked Chocolate’ and Nutrition expert, “Chocolate is the world’s greatest food”. How can he make this claim? He lists some of the nutrients of Raw Chocolate as –

  • Antioxidants – contains the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any food in the world. This is over 8 x as much as blackberries, Goji berries, and Acai and is believed to be the secret to longevity and cancer free living.
  • Magnesium – is the number one source of magnesium. Magnesium is important for heart, brainpower and relaxing the muscles.
  • Iron – contains up to 3 x Recommended Daily Allowance (US) for 28 grams serving and is the is considered to be the highest level of any plant based food including spinach.
  • Chromium – considered to have high levels of this trace mineral which is important for balancing blood sugar levels.
  • Serotonin – contains significant quantities of our primary neurotransmitter for mood enhancing.
  • Phenylethylamine (PEA) – class of compounds which is associated with focus, alertness, appetite suppressant and our “love” chemicals

So given all these benefits why is there so much difference between Raw Chocolate and conventional Chocolate. The main difference is the heating process. Raw chocolates does not exceed 45 deg cel in the cooking or grounding process which preserves the heat sensitive nutrients of Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin C and Antioxidants. It is also free of sugar, milk, flavouring, saturated and hydrogenated fats.

So this Easter consider eating “ healthy chocolate” to do yourself and your loved ones, a dose of all these benefits that this superfood has to offer without the guilt!

Cameron Corish

Cameron Corish has been caring and achieving results for the local Wishart, Mansfield and Mt Gravatt community for over 10 years. Together with the Core Health Coaching Team, he takes a multi-disciplined and holistic approach to health and fitness addressing the physical, mental and emotional aspects of one’s health.  

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