It's got a velvety richness that melts in your mouth, and a deep, satisfying taste that's almost better than sex...
Chocolate is a comfort food so intensely pleasurable that most of us feel guilty about eating it.
Well, you can stop feeling guilty now.
Real chocolate is incredibly good for you.
No, not the Hershey's Chocolate that's full of chemicals and contains a pale imitation of chocolate.
(What is PGPR anyway?)
If you're hooked on that, please seek professional help!
Much like gourmet coffee lovers, chocolate connoisseurs demand a luxurious flavor that deeply satisfies. Anything less just isn't worth it!
Because most chocolate bars have a high amount of sugar in them, chocolate has traditionally been viewed as a junk food.
And that's not entirely unfair. Much of the chocolate in those bars is not always the best quality, either.
Add to that recipe the additional chemicals, and you have a processed brew that does little for the body.
Raw, Dark Chocolate: Nature's Healthy Comfort Food
Fortunately, now we have a greater variety of chocolate choices.
And those choices are stellar!
But what's even better is this:
Dark chocolate is a superfood!
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, and E
Magnesium, as well as other essential minerals like sulfur, iron, zinc, calcium, manganese, copper, potassium
Oleic acid--an essential fat, good for your heart!
Raw chocolate can also lower your blood pressure and improve circulation.
It promotes cardiovascular health, and neutralizes free radicals.
Because of the fiber it contains, each serving supports your digestion while stimulating digestive enzymes. Sweet!
Why Chocolate Makes You Feel Good ...
We call it a comfort food, but what is it about chocolate that makes us feel so good?
Well, it turns out there's a very chemical reason for getting plenty of chocolate satisfaction.
Cacao contains a lot of ingredients to promote well-being, but the one that gets a lot of attention is theombromine.
It stimulates the central nervous system, relaxes muscles, and dilates blood vessels, while giving the body an energy boost.
And that "feel good" sensation you get with chocolate?
Those are happiness chemicals that increase the availability of serotonin and other neurotransmitters, which cause you to feel good.
Why Choose Raw Chocolate
Making chocolate is actually a complicated process. Once picked, cacao beans are then fermented, roasted, ground, and pressed before they are mixed in a recipe of sugar and fat.
Raw chocolate makers eliminate the roasting process and allow the beans to dry naturally. (These growers are in Africa and South America.)
By leaving out this one step, more nutrition is preserved, which is why raw, dark chocolate has higher levels of antioxidants!
Raw chocolate makers also never let temperatures get any hotter than 42C. Fine & Raw is one such company.
Sweetened with coconut sugar, Fine & Raw uses this particular sweetener because "...it enhances the rich, deep flavors of cacao...not to mention is has much more nutritional value than cane sugar."
This chocolate is made with extraordinary care. It's no wonder it's considered one of the best chocolates in the world!
Another extraordinary chocolate is Living Raw. You can tell as soon as you put it in your mouth that it's made with love.
A decadent and satisfying comfort food, it contains no pesticides, GMO's, or fillers.
Here at Jewell's Naturals, we fell in love with them! The company calls them truffles, and they are every chocolate lovers' dream!
Hand rolled, all the vital nutrients with been preserved including enzymes and minerals.
It's a sweet treat you can be proud to eat!
Truly, if you're a chocoholic, these are the chocolates that will satisfy your cravings.
What's more, you can feel good about eating them because they are so good for your health!
Stop in at Jewell's Naturals and see for yourself! New to Jewell's? Take advantage of our new customer special!