Yes, we all love chocolate, and probably you know that dark chocolate is really good for your health. It is rich in antioxidants and provides a wide range of health benefits, including decreasing cholesterol and blood sugar.
Dark chocolate is packed with magnesium, which relaxes the nervous system and the muscles, strengthens teeth and bones. It is also loaded with copper, essential for the metabolic functions in the body.
If you have problems trusting the food industry, make your own chocolate. Yes, it is super-easy. Just combine some cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla, salt and sugar, and there you have your own chocolate bar. It is both healthy and delicious!
Coconut oil chocolate: The best metabolism-boosting snack you can make
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 6 tbsp raw cocoa
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- dash of salt
Melt the oil if you prefer. Combine all the ingredients together and stir well. Pour the mixture into molds, about a tablespoon each. You can also use an ice cube tray. Keep your chocolate in the fridge or the freezer. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
Studies have shown that coconut oil is one of the most efficient metabolism-boosting foods out there. Consume coconut oil to raise your body temperature and metabolic rate by a full degree within aweek. It is super-healthy and amazing!
“Coconut oil is renowned for its ability to assist with metabolic rate and body heat, but any source of coconut will do. The medium-chain saturated fatty acids seem to be the active warming ingredient. Coconut is of course very calorie dense with a low water content, and cooking foods in oil of any kind increases the calorie to water ratio [to create a warming effect from your foods].” Eat for Heat, Matt Stone
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