6 reasons you should eat chocolate for breakfast

Okay, so we probably have to get a little clearer if we’re going to make bold outlandish statements that encourage confectionary as a healthy breakfast replacement, right?

When we say chocolate we’re speaking specifically of cacao or 100% cocoa in it’s rawest form. It’s what we use in all of our Bondi Harvest chocolate recipes and it’s full of some pretty impressive health benefits, that make it totally good enough to eat for breakfast.

1. King of antioxidants

Cacao contains a higher amount of antioxidants than acai berries, blueberries and spinach. These antioxidants protect the heart, prevent cell damage and keep us looking youthful. Sold!

2. Magnificent magnesium

Magnesium is essential for a range of activities including bone, protein and fatty acid formation, and it’s a mineral that many of us don’t get enough of. Cacao is a great source of magnesium, which may also be useful in the prevention of or treatment for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and diabetes.

3. Sexy sulfur

We know it doesn’t sound that sexy, but sulfur is good for strong nails, shiny hair (how do you think Guy’s hair looks like that?) and a healthy liver.

4. Iron for strength

Popeye may have dosed up on spinach, but we’d much rather be topping up our iron levels with some raw cacao, wouldn’t you?

5. It makes you blissfully happy

And not just because it’s delicious. Cacao conatins the amino acid tyrptophan, which produces serotonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes a sense of wellbeing.

6. And makes you feel all loved-up

Phenylethylamine, the same brain chemical that’s release when we experience deep feelings of love, is found in cacao. Now you know why when you feel a little heartbroken that some chocolate (temporarily) fills the void.

So now you know why Cacao is so god damn good for you, here are some Bondi Harvest chocolate recipes that we give you permission to enjoy guilt free. Yeew!

We love turning classically naughty chocolate recipes into healthy treats.

Tell us some of your favourite chocolate ideas and we might make them into one of our next videos.