National Chocolate Day = FREE CHOCOLATE! // 10 Reasons Cacao Is Amazing
by Nadia KumentasJuly 07, 2016
Happy National Chocolate Day!
To celebrate this GLORIOUS celebration we are giving away a *FREE* Drinking Chocolate with every order over $40.00!
Use code: CHOCOLATEDAY2016
Here are just a FEW of the reasons we love cacao:
It's choc-a-block full of antioxidant goodness
It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or/AND dinner
It has natural anti-inflammatory properties
It can improve cardiovascular function by lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow, lowering LDL cholesterol, and reducing plaque buildup on artery walls.
It's melty and gooey
It's a natural source of magnesium and zinc
It goes with EVERYTHING. Oh yeah, I said it. EVERYTHING.
This mood enhancing magic comes from the amino acid tryptophen which is abundantly found in raw cacao and causes aphrodisiac and relaxation effects.
It also contains something called a nandamide which is a fat found in cacao that has earned the name "the bliss molecule". It's feel good properties are due to its natural molecular shape which mimics that of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
IT makes the perfect gift for ALL occasions i.e. : "I'm sorry", "I love you", "You're the best friend ever!", "Happy Birthday!", "Sorry for your loss", "Congrats!", "Happy Valentines day" "Valentines day is for suckers" or my favourite, "JUST BECAUSE".
Image via: @bysabar
WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?!
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Naturopathic doctor, tea drinker, yoga doer, animal lover, and plant enthusiast. Nadia is also the co-founder of two kick-ass start-ups: Affect Health a medicinal tea company, and Mingo a UTI defence drink mix.
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