What mental images are conjured up when you think of chocolate? Rich, silky decadence and your secret guilty pleasure, or the ultimate stress reliever after a hard day’s work all spring swiftly to mind. You may even keep a few sneaky bars stored away for when a couple of squares is the only solution to all of life’s problems!
I use rather a lot of chocolate in my recipes, in the form of raw cacao powder, and I absolutely love dark chocolate. But what most don’t realise is that chocolate, in its raw unprocessed form, is one of the most powerful foods for good health and vitality in existence.
Amongst its many anti-ageing elements, raw cacao is brimming with antioxidant flavonoids to reduce free radicals in the body. It’s also a rich source of magnesium, a key detoxification mineral which also aids your bones in absorbing calcium. In fact, it is one of the best sources of magnesium found in nature. Millions of women around the world crave a chocolate fix at that certain hormonal time of the month, and it can often be because your body is craving magnesium. So no better reason to give into your choccy cravings! 😉
It also boasts impressive levels of calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulphur and potassium. A superfood indeed!
Try my 4-3-2-1 Clean Chocolates for a simple and guilt-free choccy fix 🙂