Finally we're telling you what you've been wanting to hear your whole lives and deep down knew to be true… CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR YOU!
It just takes a little education and understanding to realize that what you once perceived as bad and unhealthy for you can be transformed into AMAZING AND HEALTHY.
Yes!... chocolate is EXTREMELY healthy for you and is in fact the HIGHEST antioxidant superfood known to man.
BUT only in its RAW state - unheated, NO trans fats, NO sugars, NO dairy etc.
In our Chocolate Love evening workshop we will show you how to make healthy choc milkshakes, choc brownies, choc biscuits, choc mousses, choc cakes and more. It’s very decadent and lots of fun.
There is hope for chocoholics everywhere! you can turn guilt, addictions and misconceptions into super-nutrition! Ever wished you could live forever on desserts?
The key to chocolate's super qualities seems to be eating it in it's raw, natural state. When cacao beans are excessively heated, melted, processed, chemicalised, and added to dairy products, they lose key nutrient qualities, psychoactive properties, brain nutrition and more.
After all this no wonder people want the real thing! What happened to the original food, the cacao bean? Let us get back to the real food beneath all the layers of cooking, machining and tampering.
Chocolate is one of the worlds most well-loved foods. Yet very few have ever had the raw food that all chocolate comes from - cacao beans! All chocolate comes from cacao beans - the seeds of the cacao fruit - which grows on a jungle tree. Botanically, cacao is truly a nut. Cacao beans taste like dark chocolate, because they are dark chocolate!
Magnesium is the primarily mineral missing when heart problems occur. Magnesium increases the overall vigor of the heart muscle. This mineral also decreases blood coagulation thus lowering blood pressure and helping the heart pump more effectively. Cacao, of course, is a fantastic food source of heart-supporting magnesium.
According to research cited in The New York Times, fresh cacao beans are super-rich in antioxidant flavonols. Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food.
Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine, three well-studied neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being.
Cacao contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that improve our mood because they allow serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down.
Cacao contains anandamide which delivers blissful feelings.
Cacao also contains B vitamins, which are associated with brain health.
Cacao contains significant quantities of the amino acid tryptophan which is yet another powerful mood-enhancing nutrient.
All this makes cacao a natural Anti-Depressant!
Lose weight, eat chocolate!
Anyone who eats chocolate knows that it diminishes appetite. There is evidence indicating MAOIs also diminish appetite. There is actually no scientific evedince to implicate chocolate consumption with obesity. In fact the reverse seems to be the case. Eating cacao helps one to loose weight by allowing you to eat less
Soaring Free Superfoods is the first to bring raw cacao to South Africa.
We are fortunate to be able to supply you with the highest quality cacao products worldwide.
We believe that a superfood can only be called such when it is grown and processed under the strictest quality control standards and is certified to be organically grown. A food grown with herbicides, pesticides and fungicides in mineral depleted and contaminated soils cannot be called a superfood.
Our range of cacao products are available through selected health shops or directly from our webshop
How to use Raw Cacao Beans
Cacao Beans have a strong dark bitter chocolate flavour. You can eat them whole - plain or dipped
into raw honey. They can be ground into a rich dark powder using a coffee grinder to make raw
desserts of all kinds. Blend them into your favourite smoothies or and them to a trail/snack mix
with Goji berries and raisins. The skins are edible so you don't need to peel them first.
The recommended daily intake is 5 to 20 whole beans.
How to use Raw Cacao Nibs
Cacao Nibs have a strong dark bitter chocolate flavour. Sprinkle them over your morning breakfast for a taste and health boost. They can be ground into a rich dark powder using a coffee grinder to make raw desserts of all kinds. Blend them into your favourite smoothies or and them to a trail/snack mix with Goji berries and raisins.
The recommended daily intake is 5 to 20 grams or a small handfull.
How to use Raw Cacao Powder
Cacao Powder has a strong, rich, dark bitter chocolate flavour. Perfect to make raw chocolate desserts
of all kinds. Blend into your favourite smoothies for a taste and health boost. Make your own healthy
chocolates at home!
The recommended daily intake is 5 to 20 grams.
Some people find cacao very stimulating so adjust consumption according to your experience
How to use Raw Cacao Butter
Cacao Butter is the good fat or oil content of the Cacao Bean which has been cold pressed out of the bean.
It allows one to make hard-set chocolates.
You can also use it as an amazing skin moisturiser.
Raw, Organic: This is a 100% raw product that is certified organic by BCS Oko Garantie.
Aromica Variety: Our beans come from the most prized strain of cacao in Ecuador known as Cacao Nacional Arriba Fino de Aroma’ (due to its outstanding aroma). Aromica is a distinct fourth variety of cacao (the other three include: forestero, trinitario and criollo).
Low Microbe Count: Because of the exceptional quality and standards under which these beans are processed, any foreign microbe/bacteria activity is virtually nonexistent on the skin and inner nib. This is an extraordinary feat considering that cacao beans come from a moist and slimy fruit grown in the hot jungle. Due to the high level of quality control our cacao beans may eaten without peeling
Pleasant, Tasty: The unique process used retains the purity, fine aroma, fairly uniform large size, purplish-brown colour, easy peeling (of the beans) and the nutritional impact that nature intended.
High Flavour, No Roasting: Because of the quality of the bean and of our processing, you get to enjoy a rich, raw chocolate flavour and aroma without roasting.
Beware of other cacao available on the world market because they are typically heated, fumigated, conventionally-grown and are contaminated by bacteria and fungus.
Real Raw Healthy Chocolates
100g Cacao butter
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/4 cup Agave/Honey
100g Cacao powder
1 tsp Vanilla powder
Melt the cacao butter & Coconut oil in a double boiler.
Add the melted liquid to your blender & add Agave/Honey.
Slowly add the Cacao powder & vanilla and blend on low speed until mixed.
All ingredients can be mixed by hand if you do not have a blender.
Pour into ice trays and allow to set in the fridge.
Superfood Snack Mix
50g Goji berries
50g Cacao nibs
50g Organic raisins
50g Brazil nuts
50g Sunflower seeds
50g Pumpkin seeds
This little combination in a great snack mix and tasty too.
Every time you feel the inclination to eat a sugary sweet muffin or a packet of chips, replace it with a handful or 2 of this mix instead.
To read more about Raw chocolate you can visit naked-chocolate.com
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