Happy National Cocoa Day


Health Benefits of Cocoa
The health benefits of drinking hot cocoa abound. Cocoa contains significant amounts of antioxidants that may help prevent cancer. They have also shown that the cocoa bean helps with digestion. The flavonoids found in cocoa also have a positive effect on arterial health. Cacao info (read this awesome article) and here is a bit of the info you will learn:
“…That’s where cacao comes in. Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and nearly four times the antioxidant power of your average dark chocolate – more than 20 times than that of blueberries. Protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, flavonoids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids are also present. The precise blend of all these elements combined serve to kick in naturally occurring phytochemicals that have incredible benefits throughout the body, such as lowered LDL cholesterol, improved heart function, and reduced cancer risk.”


Health Benefits of Arbonne Protein Powder
Arbonne’s protein powder is a clean protein that is whey free, made with pea, rice and cranberry protein and formulated for maximum absorption. It’s key ingredients naturally reduce inflammation. It also helps counter our nutritional gaps. One thing a lot of people fail to realize is that substances in liquid form are absorbed more quickly into your digestive system than solid foods are. With this in mind, smoothies can often spike your blood-sugar levels if protein and fats aren’t present. By simply adding a protein powder into your smoothies you can help to limit the chances of spiking your blood sugar and later on having a major crash. When protein is added in, everything is absorbed more slowly as protein is harder to break down. It is typically more beneficial to your overall digestion when your protein powder is plant-based vs animal-based as it is easier on your digestive tract and will limit your chances of bloating and constipation.



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