Is Chocolate more than a guilty pleasure?

Cacao is the highest antioxidant food in the world, which was not known even 10 years ago. It is now known to be the number one longevity food in the world, with 15 times the antioxidants of wild blueberries. It is also the number one food for your heart; is the highest natural source of magnesium, the highest natural source of iron, manganese, and chromium of any major food group. It is also a tremendous source of phosphorus, zinc, and copper.

THE PROBLEM IS: the kind of chocolate that people eat is processed chocolate loaded with sugar, corn syrup, milk and anything else to sweeten it up.

Raw cacao is actually bitter. We’ve encouraged friends to try 85% percent chocolate bars and have a square for dessert after dinner each night. We started with 72% chocolate bars, worked our way up to 85% and now Orlando is into the 90% Lindt squares.

Another great way to get the anti-aging benefits of chocolate is to make a chocolate shake for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.

Try this recipe:

  • 1-2 cups of unsweetened almond milk, goat milk, coconut milk
  • Raw cocoa powder 1-2 scoops (can be found at whole foods or online)
  • Stevia (nunaturals liquid alcohol)
  • Ice
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt
  • 1-2 drop of cayenne extract
  • cinnamon
  • a dab of coconut oil

If you’re interested in Chocolate and its origins, see David Wolfe (expert in raw superfoods) below:

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