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Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.

Raw cocoa: an ancient secret

by Amber Johnson

Back when the Aztecs ruled their empire they treated themselves to what they called xocoatl, which was a bitter drink they made from cacao beans. We’ve come a long way since then, making sweet hot cocoa and chocolates. Through the ages chocolate, like countless other foods, has been processed so it is “better”. The problem is that chocolate, especially sweetened, is not healthy. It is full of fats and sugars. In a world where we strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, it is hard to find a tasty treat that is still good for you. Well, it turns out maybe the ancient Aztecs could teach us a lesson about tasty treats.

The Aztecs drank xocoatl without sweetening and it turns out that raw cocoa has some great health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which help keep you looking young and can prevent heart disease and possibly Alzheimer’s. According to an article from metaboliceffect.com, regularly consuming raw cocoa can lower blood sugar, thus reducing risk of heart disease. And have you ever wondered why chocolate is so popular on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because the chemicals in cocoa give people endorphins and dopamine, which make people, feel happy and can act as an anti-depressant. Of course, when cocoa is made into chocolate it is less healthy because of the sugars and fats added in.

It will look different than the processed foods we’re used to but maybe we can take an idea or two from the Aztecs to improve our lives now, especially when it comes to healthy eating.