I must admit that one of my weaknesses is chocolate! I find ways to allow healthy indulgences (always in moderation!) by making recipes that satisfy my chocolate craving, without compromising my health, such as this Cinnamon-Cacao Coconut Custard!
Raw cacao powder contains magnesium, calcium, thiamin, riboflavin, sulfur and nearly twenty times the antioxidants found in blueberries. This combination of powerful phytochemicals has been linked to improving heart function, lowering LDL cholesterol, and reducing cancer risk. Consumption of cacao has also been shown to positively affect emotional health by increasing serotonin and theobromine levels, positively impacting mood and promoting relaxation and contentment.