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!