You love chocolate, but have you tried cacao?
Usages: shakes, baking, ice cream/frozen yogurt, add to coffee.
Cacao promotes heart health and cholesterol management. It has been shown to decrease blood pressure, total cholesterol, and decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol.
Cacao also promotes diabetes management, as its phenolics lower insulin resistance and sensitivity, making it useful with diabetes management.
It is a natural appetite suppressant so it can help reduce food cravings and aid in weight loss.
Cacao also boosts the immune system due to its high level of antioxidants. It is packed with more antioxidants than green tea, black tea, or red wine.