10 Benefits of our Natural Drinking Chocolate
Are you a hot chocolate lover but are seeking a healthier alternative? Our Drinking Chocolate has been made with the intention to bring you the delicious taste of a hot chocolate but with clean, organic and healthy ingredients.
So what are the benefits of our natural drinking chocolate?
1. Supports heart health
Raw cacao (what chocolate is made from) is rich in antioxidants like flavonols and phytosterols that reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood, support circulation and overall reduce the risk of heart conditions.
2. Improves mood
Raw cacao contains numerous compounds and nutrients that stimulate the brain's production of neurotransmitters and neuro - modulators. This results in the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin, dopamine and endorphins which are responsible for supporting health moods. Research has shown that some compounds in cacao like anandamide can actively keep mental illness like anxiety and depression at bay!
3. Supports brain function
Flavonols, which is one of the key compounds in cacao, supports neuron production, brain function and improves blood flow and supply to the brain's tissues. This may have a role in the prevention of brain degeneration like dementia and alzheimers.
4. Regulates blood sugar levels and supports insulin levels
The flavonoid and polyphenol content in cacao has been shown to regulate blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance which can be beneficial for those who have diabetes and for those who experience blood sugar irregularities.
5. Increases energy levels
Cacao has a small amount of natural caffeine but it is also high in theobromine.The combination of these two substances can support a gentle and more sustained energy rise than coffee. It also has additional nutrients like magnesium and iron which can support energy levels and calm the nervous system.
6. Supports a healthy gut
The polyphenols in Cacao can act as a prebiotic for the gut by feeding beneficial bacteria which support our immunity, decrease inflammation and enhance digestion.
7. Promotes healthy skin
Cacao contains a naturally rich source of antioxidants which help to neutralise the damaging effects of free radicals on the skin, boost the production of collagen, increase cellular healing and support healthy skin ageing.
8. No artificial refined sugar and sweeteners
Our Drinking Chocolate is sweetened with evaporated coconut nectar and vanilla bean instead of refined sugar and other artificial sweeteners. The additive and chemical free processing of coconut nectar preserves the majority of its nutrition which includes potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. It has a lower glycemic index which means it's better for our blood sugar and energy levels!
9. Organic ingredients
Quality organic ingredients are very important when looking after your health but also your taste buds! Our natural drinking chocolate is free from chemical sprays that can cause an overwhelmed liver and disrupt our hormonal balance. Chemical sprays can also denature the quality of the nutrition and the taste in ingredients which makes for a not so delicious or nutritious hot chocolate.
10. Gluten, soy & dairy Free!
Our Drinking Chocolate is free from gluten, soy and dairy, making it suitable for those who can’t tolerate these ingredients as well as vegans and vegetarians.