The Raw Power Of Dark Chocolate
The Raw Power Of Dark Chocolate
Raw chocolate is organic, vegan, and contains high levels of nutrients. There are many chocolates on the market, but not all of them contain good quality ingredients. Organic raw chocolate is a treat you can trust. Let’s explore what raw dark chocolate is and the benefits it has on your health.
A More Natural Option
Raw dark chocolate is organic dark chocolate that has not been processed or refined in any way. This means it retains more of its original nutrients and antioxidants. Making it healthier than typical milk chocolate bars. We think it tastes much better because there are no artificial ingredients added to change the flavour , like those often found in other milk chocolate bars.
We only use organic and sustainable accompanying ingredients in our chocolate bars, these include yacon syrup, lucuma fruit and coconut sugar. These guys are lower GI than traditional sweeteners, especially yacon syrup which has a GI of only 1! Making use of natural sweeteners, like the ones we love to use in our bars, mean that there is more goodness to take advantage of, a truly worry-free snack.
Unroasted Goodness Galore!
Raw chocolate is organic dark chocolate that has not been heated past the temperature of 104 degrees. This heating process destroys key nutrients and enzymes, making it harder for your body to break down food. Raw foods are highly recommended because they keep these essential nutrients intact so your body can digest them much easier than other types of foods out there.
Most of the chocolate you have consumed in your life has most likely been roasted, or at least refined or processed in some way. This means that you miss out on a lot of the natural goodness that can be benefitted from and found in cacao. Here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we want EVERYONE to benefit from the bean! That’s why our chocolate is completely raw and nakedly nutritious.
Many people love organic dark chocolate because of its unique taste. Giving you an enjoyable experience each time you eat it. However, the health benefits that come along with this food product are an added bonus!
When eaten in moderation, organic raw dark chocolate has many health benefits that people love. In general, organic dark chocolates are low glycaemic and high fibre which makes them a better choice than other sugary snacks.
It’s a great source of minerals that are well known to have beneficial effects on the body. These include potassium and magnesium which help with blood pressure regulation. Raw dark chocolate also contains iron for haemoglobin formation as well as manganese, copper, zinc and chromium.
Amazingly Antioxidant Rich!
As raw chocolate is unprocessed and made from organic cacao, it is full to the brim with phytonutrients, antioxidants, essential minerals and fibre. It has a lower fat content than other types of chocolate because the process to make it creates less cocoa butter which affects taste but does not affect its health benefits. Eating raw organic dark chocolate may help improve heart health, reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. It can also help with weight loss because organic cocoa is low in sugar and rich in minerals such as magnesium which helps improve metabolism.
Raw dark chocolate is rich in organic compounds that have antioxidant activities. These include polyphenols, catechins and epicatechins. These organic substances help to fight off free radicals which can lead to cancer and inflammatory conditions caused by oxidative stress on the body.
The benefits of consuming raw organic chocolate are that it contains more antioxidants than non-organic dark chocolate, helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as protecting your body against cardiovascular disease. This is done by preventing the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Raw organic dark chocolate is unprocessed and made from organic cocoa that contains phytonutrients, antioxidants, essential minerals and fibre. It has a lower fat content than other types of chocolate because the production process creates less cocoa butter. This solely affects the taste and does NOT affect its health benefits.
The benefits of raw organic dark chocolate are endless!
Eat Like An Aztec
Raw organic chocolate is made from cacao beans, which are the seeds of the cacao fruit. The Aztecs were one of the first to make this delicious treat back in 800 A.D. They called it “xocoatl” which in the Nahuatl language translates as ‘bitter water’. They would mix cacao powder with spices such as chilli peppers and vanilla to create a sweet beverage that could be consumed for energy throughout their busy day. Spanish Conquistadors witnessed the raw power of cacao and decided to bring back their findings to Europe. So, we have the Aztecs and the Spanish to thank for enlightening the world about the goodness in chocolate.
NOTE: It is important to double check the packaging of the chocolate you’re considering buying, as different countries and brands have differing ideas on what is and can be classed as ‘dark chocolate’. For example, in the UK and USA the general expected percentage of dark chocolate is above 55%. (We just choose to make our chocolate highly rich in raw cacao!)
Our Nutrient Rich Chocolate
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional sugary treats, raw organic dark chocolate is definitely for you. Indulge in a chocolate experience that wont leave you with a sugar slump. Scientifically proven in a study by Oxford Brookes University to contain higher levels of antioxidants and polyphenols, you can rest easy knowing that your body is also benefitting from enjoying our chocolate!
Polyphenols are your heart’s best friend. They help prevent cardiovascular disease, as well as aiding the management of your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. They have also been known to help with insulin sensitivity. I think that we’ve sufficiently covered how amazing antioxidants are, they’re essentially cacao’s security guards that help protect your heart and tackle high cholesterol. These two champions really do make cacao a rather charming choice!Positively bursting with goodness, cacao is sure to always leave you feeling good.
Visit us and check out our organic raw chocolate range at mrpoppleschocolate.co.uk