5 Gifts for Cooks Living a Healthy Lifestyle
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Essential Oils Guide – 120 Uses for the Everyday Oils Collection
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Yummy Gift Idea for Chocolate Lovers
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Chocolate is one of the most popular treats available, and has been eaten for centuries. Chocolate lovers can cite a variety of health benefits of chocolate, however finding a chocolate candy that can honestly be called healthy can be quite a challenge. There are a variety of very different types of chocolate drinks and candies, each one claiming to be a healthy treat. However not all chocolate treats are created equal, and the trick to finding a healthy chocolate snack comes with knowing what makes chocolate so healthy.
Cacao beans are essentially what makes chocolate as we know it. These powerful beans are roasted and ground into the cacao solids that give chocolate its distinct flavor. These beans are full of the antioxidants and flavonoids that are the source of chocolate’s healthy reputation. This gives chocolate a reputation for being a healthier candy choice.
Although the health benefits from the cacao beans are very real, there is a catch. Cacao solids are extremely bitter, causing candy companies to load their chocolate candies with sugar and milk in order to mask the bitter aftertaste. Although this does not negate the health benefits that cacao beans bring to the chocolate candies, it does introduce the same health problems that other candies have. It also dilutes the concentration of cacao solids in the candy, further diminishing any health benefits the chocolate may have.
The easiest way to judge how healthy is to see how much cacao is in it. Generally the higher percentage of cacao, the better it is for your health. Unfortunately for those with a serious sweet tooth, this means foregoing the milk chocolates and sticking to dark chocolate. Milk chocolates have a very low concentration of cacao solids. Young Living has a wide variety of healthy chocolates to choose from
One option for treating the more adventurous chocolate lover on your holiday gift list is Young Living Essential Oil Chocolessence Set. This inclusive set has a fifteen ounce bottle of peppermint essential oil along with their Chocolessence chocolate. This. delicious, rich blend of dark chocolate, premium cacao nibs is high in antioxidants, as well as two beautiful mugs and a recipe for hot chocolate. This is the perfect gift for any chocolate lover to enjoy, and to share with those you are closest to.
What is your favorite chocolate treat?
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