Saving the Best for the Last: Chocolate is Super!
Who doesn’t love chocolate?
And I’m referring to the real, deal, raw, fair trade and as close to 100% as you can find! Or, at the very least, don’t go lower than 85%.
Raw cacao truly is a superfood, and aside from providing that decadence we all like to have now and then, it provides the following health benefits:
- Rich source of antioxidants
- Proanthocyanidin compounds in cocoa powder can help decrease oxidation of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL
- Researchers found that compounds in cacao might prevent cancer or improve the outcome when the disease is already present.
How to partake?
Alternatively, you can simply enjoy it as it is, nothing added, nothing changed; just pure and simple luxury in terms of taste, mouthfeel and satisfaction. You may even want to try it out with your favorite full-bodied red.
One brand that offers a good product is Sunfood; alternatively, most health food stores stock nibs regularly.
Happy Valentine’s Day!