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    Cacao Nibs Benefits – Eat Raw Chocolate to Lose Weight

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    • By EveryNutrient

    Dieting so often means giving up many guilty pleasures in life. But here is an opportunity to enjoy a chocolate hit that also helps you fall in love.

    Eating cacao nibs benefits your health and helps you lose weight as well as allowing you the guilty pleasure of chocolate and includes the ingredient PEA which is what our brains secrete when we fall in love.

    It has been suggested that Cacao beans and nibs are the “new red wine”. Why should that be? Cacao beans and nibs are revered by anyone very conscious about their health and weight and is generally called “raw chocolate”.

    High in Antioxidants

    Here is a food that can be eaten and help towards detoxing your body. It should be eaten in moderation and in a balanced way with other products and can be seen as having the same if not better effects than fruit and vegetables.

    Number One for Magnesium

    Studies have shown that raw chocolate is the number one source of magnesium.

    In the UK, 7 out of 10 women are reported as having an inadequate intake of this important mineral. Along with zinc this is the most frequent mineral deficiency found in the UK population. Magnesium deficiency symptoms include depression, lethargy, irritability, mood swings, tiredness, weakness, cramps, arrhythmia, anaemia and a loss of appetite.

    Magnesium plays an important role in the formation of teeth and bones. It is also involved with transmitting nerve signals and causing muscle contractions. Magnesium helps the body process fat and protein, and is important for the secretion of parathyroid hormones.

    Fall in Love Eating Raw Chocolate

    It’s true. Cacao nibs benefits your body by containing phenylethylamine (PEA) which is what our brains secrete when we fall in love. So, perhaps use raw chocolate in meal for a romantic night in?

    Suggestions for Raw Chocolate Recipes

    There is an excellent book by Kristen Suzanne dedicated to using cacao beans and nibs for raw chocolate recipes.
    How about double chocolate cherry cheesecake, perhaps German chocolate brownies or even maybe peppermint chocolate mousse?

    There are 58 recipes including the three above and grouped into 4 sections

    * Introduction to Raw & 6 Basic Raw Recipes
    * 30 Chocolate Desserts
    * 11 Chocolate Drinks
    * 11 Chocolate Snacks, Soup, Salad Dressing, Crackers & Breakfast

    As one element of a Raw diet, eating your health, weight and even your love life. It is certain to make you look at this amazing ingredient in an entirely new way and open a whole new dimension in your enjoyment of chocolate.

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