Chocolate has been around forever and its a favorite. I remeber growing up it was never permitted to have chocolate in the morning, especially before breakfast. But the truth is its a great source of nutrition for beginging your day and throughout. Its loaded with tons of beneficial enzymes, vitamins, and antioxidents. The cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) originated in the Amazon rain forest and then later it moved to Central America. The Mayan tribes in Central America cultivated the cocoa tree about 1500 BC. Late, the Aztecs made a sacred beverage called "chocolatl," where we get the word chocolate. Cocoa was exported to Europe in the late 16th century but the first chocolate bar was not made until the mid 1800s. And since then thats where things went wrong. You heard yes, dark chocolate is of a nutiritonal benefit, but with modern industrialization and development of our food sources, processed goods, we lowered the quality and took away the bodies natural ability to absorb its nutrients. There is now processed sugars, fats, and alkali that have canceled out the benefits. Its been around for a long time and has benefitted man with proper digestion, cardiovascular support, and nuerological enhancement through its phytonutrients.
epicatechin) as well as the preservation of vitamin C, phenethylamine (PEA, is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for the "Aloha" feeling!),Omega-6 fatty acid, tryptophan. Chocolate is a great anti inflamatory. When Omega-6 fatty acids is heated becomes rancid and causes inflammation. There is also relief about caffine in chocolate. There is none. Theobromine is a natural enzyme found in cacao and it is one of the three parts that make up the form of caffine. So try to stay away from non-Raw Chocolate and enjoy the stimulation without the withdrawal.