Chocolate Protein Balls
With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to give you a recipe for you to enjoy guilt free, while the rest of the family might be tucking into all of that processed sugar.
You see, not ALL chocolate is bad for you...in fact CACAO (not to be mixed up with COCOA) Real, organic, raw cacao is a superfood containing a variety of unique phytonutrients, including high amounts of flavonoids, sulfur, magnesium and phenylethylamine.
Believe it or not, cacao nibs are one of the best sources of polyphenols and have more antioxidant activity than tea, wine, blueberries and even goji berries.
These characteristics provide many benefits similar to the benefits of dark chocolate, such as reduced inflammation and improved focus, alertness and mood.
Unfortunately, what most of us think of as chocolate contains no real cacao at all — which means it does not provide these valuable compounds.
How do you choose the best types of cocoa/chocolate that will provide the most benefit? Keep reading to find out.