A cure for your chocolate addiction? Eat Chocolate!

Did you know that eating chocolate can actually help you reduce your craving for sweets and LOSE belly fat? 

organic dark chocolateThe right kind of chocolate contains a special compound called theobromine, a wonderful compound shown to have some unique fat loss properties. It actually helps with appetite control and suppression! So you’ll likely find you crave less sweets and aren’t as hungry just by eating a square or two… two pretty solid benefits if you have a sweet tooth or not!

Moreover, theobromine has also been shown to mobilize fatty acids from fat cells to the blood stream to be burned as energy – just like caffeine – but without the stimulatory effect on the nervous system and those nasty “jittery” feelings that some people experience with caffeine.

And perhaps the biggest benefit of theobromine was discovered in a study published in The Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2005 where researchers found significant insulin sensitivity benefits associated with the naturally occurring theobromine found in high cacao dark chocolate.

Now, before you run out to grab a bar of your favourite childhood chocolate bar, stop!

I’m not talking about your typical convenience store chocolate bar here…you must look for dark chocolate that is at least 70%+ cacao (check the label). You see, dark chocolate that is more than 70% cacao is where you will find that wonderful theobromine.

daughter and grandchildrenOne of the sweetest – pardon the pun – things about this news is there are so many easy and delicious ways to introduce the right chocolate into your diet! My husband and I have just enjoyed a few days soaking up all the love with our youngest daughter and her family. We all live such full lives – but I’m big on keeping our emotional tank well fueled and I know that keeping a balance between family and work is hugely important.

But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some time for chocolate! One of my favourite no-fuss ways of enjoying some high cocoa dark chocolate is to share it with some loved ones – simply to grab a bar of raw organic chocolate, break into squares, and serve with some organic nuts, dried fruit, herbal tea – and a whole lot of love!

I nearly always have a block of chocolate in our fridge and love to indulge whenever my taste buds say so. Next time you’re in the mood for a little something sweet, grab a square of dark chocolate – and don’t feel guilty!!

Raw Organic Cacao is another great way to get the bountiful benefits of theobromine and you can get that good old chocolatey deliciousness into your diet guilt-free, just good old chocolatey deliciousness!

Raw organic cacao has:

  1. healthy chocolate40 Times the Antioxidants of Blueberries
  2. Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain
  3. Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron
  4. More Calcium than Cow’s Milk
  5. A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant
  6. Organic Cacao is also one of the ingredients in CELL Infuse Super Greens
  7. There are unique Fat Loss Properties in Cacao

For me cacao is not a special occasion treat because I like to look after myself every day. In my protein smoothie each morning I blend mineralized water, organic oat or coconut milk, protein powder along with a little alkalized cacao, half banana, berries, a little coconut oil and flaxseed. I like to mix up the variety with a little acai powder, nuts or camu camu.

These Cacao Balls are another very simple way to get some raw cacao into your diet.

Cacao & Date Bliss Balls1 cup pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup raw cacao
1/2 cup organic shredded coconut, plus extra for rolling.
1 cup raw walnuts
1 spoonful Organic coconut oil (optional)

Toss these ingredients in to a food processor and whizz until mixture is like a dough then roll into small balls. Roll into the coconut and store in fridge.

Just as important as chocolate, is always remembering to say thank-you, so thank you for your loyalty. One thing I really do enjoy doing is picking up the phone and hearing how you are going with the products. It’s so nice to hear how many of you are happy with the results that you are seeing with your skincare regime

So – Happy Wednesday to you – and enjoy that chocolate!

Judy & Team

Cacao – Becoming known as the No1 Longevity drink

Cacao Powder Health Benefits

cacao powder health benefitsThis week I would like to share with you my favourite hot drink that I enjoy mixed with Coconut or Almond milk. I so enjoy for two reasons, the taste and the amazing benefits it has for our brain and blood functions. This drink has no sugar, some people will want to add a little honey but I prefer as it is. Try for yourself?

Cacao, a component of chocolate, researchers say is “one of nature’s most fantastic nutrients”. It comes from raw cacao seeds, a product of the fruit grown on the Cacao tree (theobroma cacao). I encourage you to get an alkalising (non-acidic) form, that is both organic and in raw form.

Let’s now look at some of the known benefits as evidenced by published research:

1. As stated, Cacao can increase blood flow to our brains hence enhancing brain function.
2. Cacao contains a certain compound that may trigger weight loss, helping you to feel good and improve our moods considerably.
3. Known to have more antioxidant flavonoids than foods like blueberries, red wine, black and green teas.
4. Endorphins..Cacao stimulates the secretion of endorphins, which can produce pleasurable sensations that some people experience when running or jogging.
5. It is a source of magnesium, assisting in balancing of brain chemistry, bone health, heart beat, blood pressure, constipation and cramps.
6. Contains a sulfur component, our “beauty mineral” to build nails and hair, and will promote beautiful skin,
7. Serotonin.. Cacao can raise the level of serotonin in our brains, hence helping our moods and giving us a feeling of well being.

I want to leave you with this thought…

Being informed, you and I are among those people who have the opportunity to take control of how quickly we age, and how long we can keep & retain the power of our youth.

The Cacao seed is a great step towards achieving that..

Where can you find dense amounts of organic Cacao in the right form? ….in our newly released CELL Infuse Super Greens.

CELL Infuse Super Greens


Until next week,
Let’s shine from inside out!
LifeCell Australia Team