* Organic Raw Cocoa *Organic Raw Coconut Oil *Organic Raw Coconut butter *Organic Raw Cocoa Butter *Organic Raw Agave Nectar *Organic Raw Maca Powder *Organic Peak Salt * Organic Raw Vanilla Seed *Organic Raw Seasonal Herbs
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* Organic Raw Cocoa *Organic Raw Coconut butter *Organic Raw Agave Nectar *Organic Raw Maca Powder *Organic Peak Salt * Organic Raw Vanilla Seed *Organic Raw Seasonal Herbs
And Most Importantly All Our Chocolates Contain Organic Homegrown Love!
Note: It is our hope and dream that this vegan raw chocolate is indeed for everyone, however if you have any kind allergy to cocoa or coconut this may not be the chocolate for you. If you are diabetic, please consult your doctor before eating Love Bird Chocolates and ask if this is right for you.
Why Raw, Vegan, Organic
Raw Coconut Butter Increases Your Metabolism…
Coconut butter is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits which include lowering the negative LDL fats in our systems by raising the HDL fats, aiding in the bodies ability to assimilate the necessary nutrientsand release what is needed.
The digestion of coconut oils is faster and starts almost in the mouth itself, undergoing complete digestion in the stomach and upper intestine not requiring the pancreatic juice lipase for its digestion.
It also has better solubility in biological fluids, getting absorbed directly into the blood and carried to the liver directly to undergo rapid oxidation to release energy.
Coconut butter is burned by the body as fuel rather than being stored as fat it’s ideal for those interested in weight loss. It is also good for diabetic since it not only does not contribute to the disease but in fact helps control blood sugar. A number of other reference refer to the use of coconut oil in combating chronic fatigue, Candida, and parasites as well as for skin and health care.
Raw Agave Nectar Does Not Spike Your Blood Sugar…
Agave Nectar is suitable for any sweetening use. And, it has both organic and Kosher certification.
Low glycemic index due to its higher proportion of fructose and lower levels of glucose. This fact should prove attractive to those with special diet considerations or who monitor glucose intake.
It is sweeter than refined sugar (approximately 1.4 times sweeter); in fact, the fructose in agave offers an equivalent sweetness for nearly half the amount of carbohydrate calories. Fructose does not stimulate digestive insulin secretion as do other sugars. It is less disturbing to the glycemic index. In common parlance, it does not create a “sugar rush.”
Foods or ingredients with glycemic index numbers close to or above 100 present some significant health issues to diabetics, and in general, sweeteners of all kinds should be avoided by diabetics. Nonetheless, for those diabetics who choose to consume certain amounts of carbohydrates, Agave Nectar, it should be noted has a lower glycemic index than honey. Agave Nectar was found to have a glycemic index of 32. In contrast, honey has a reported glycemic index of 58, due to its higher ratio of glucose to fructose, as compared to the ratio of glucose to fructose in Agave Nectar.
Raw Maca Powder Helps Restore Your Body To It’s Natural State…
Maca is an herbal adaptogen which benefits the body by balancing all the bodies natural rhythms. Maca root helps to rebuild weekend immune systems, and re-mineralize poorly nourished bodies.
Enables the bodies ability to enhance its power of resistance and adapt to external conditions
It nourishes and calms the nerves with its calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B1 and B12 , and its fatty acids, all of which work beneficially on the nervous system.
Health Benefits of Raw Chocolate…
Cocoa has more antioxidant flavanoids than any food tested, including blueberries, red wine, and green tea. In fact, it has up to four times the antioxidants found in green tea.
Cocoa helps dilate blood vessels, reduce blood clotting, improve circulation, help regulate heartbeat and blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks.
By increasing the levels of specific neurotransmitters in our brains, Raw Cocoa promotes a positive outlook on everyday life and adds joy to special occasions.
Acts as an anti-depressant, helps reduce PMS symptoms, and promotes a sense of well-being.
Produce a pleasurable sensation similar to the “runner’s high” a jogger feels after running several miles.
Phenylethalamine Is also created within the brain and released when we are in love. Acts as a mild mood elevator and anti-depressant, and helps increase focus and alertness.
Known as the “bliss chemical” because it is released by the brain when we are joyful. Raw Cocoa contains both N-acylethanolamines, believed to temporarily increase the levels of anandamide in the brain, and enzyme inhibitors that slow its breakdown.
Theobromine is commonly mistaken for being caffeine, but is not. Theobromine is only found in Cacao, and acts as a myocardial stimulant, diuretic, coronary dilator and smooth muscle relaxant
Essential Minerals Your Body Needs…
• Sulfur: Cocoa is high in the beauty mineral sulfur. Sulfur builds strong nails and hair, promotes beautiful skin, detoxifies the liver, and supports healthy pancreas functioning.
• Zinc: Raw Cocoa is an excellent source of Zinc, Zinc is known to balance hormones, strengthen the immune system and exhibit strong anti-inflammatory actions on the liver.
• Antiviral: Antimicrobial and Antifungal properties.
• Proper hormone balancing, great for PMS.
*All that is listed above are only fractions of the health benefits raw chocolate contains. Stay tuned to our blog for more links to websites online supporting the suspicions of chocoholics that their cravings are indeed a good thing!