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Is Chocolate REALLY as healthy as they say?

Yes, it is! Evidence tells us the cocoa (chocolate), is good for our hearts, our moods and can even help us stay looking and feeling young.

Good for our hearts

Evidence is mounting to support cardiovascular health benefits from the consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa[1]. Flavanols in raw cocoa help the body to product nitric oxide – essential for heart health. Raw Cocoa also contains high levels of heart-healthy magnesium, which may explain the cravings some women have during their menstrual cycle.

Good for our moods

Raw cocoa is found to contain a neurotransmitter called anandamide (which is also naturally produced in our brain). Anandamide is a brain chemical that is released when we feel good.

Stay looking and feeling young

Researchers have discovered that raw cocoa has even more antioxidant power than red wine and green tea. Antioxidants are what keep us young and free from disease.

Remember to choose raw cocoa over ‘cooked’ chocolate, for higher nutrient value. Much of the health benefits are destroyed when cocoa is heated.

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[1] J Hypertens. 2005 Aug;23(8):1461-3.