Introducing Radiantly Raw Chocolate: a local, all Organic Chocolate business. Radiantly Raw Chocolate believes that the Standard American Diet, (appropriately abbreviated as S.A.D.) is lacking in the nutrients and enzymes that can only come from eating organic, raw foods. Their goal is to help others reap the health benefits of eating whole, raw foods and to encourage change for the better, one bite at a time.
If you’re new to the wonderful world of raw chocolate, you may not realize that it doesn’t have much in common with the chocolate you’re probably used to. While milk chocolate and most dark chocolate have added sugar, milk, and vegetable fat, raw chocolate doesn’t contain any of these things – and yet we think it’s even more DELICIOUS!
When cacao beans are roasted and chocolate is tempered, naturally-occurring compounds, enzymes, and nutrients are destroyed due to the high heat and alkaline setting the ingredients are exposed to. Your body has a hard time absorbing many (if any) nutrients from roasted chocolate. Raw chocolate, however, is much better for you.
Chocolate that is raw is more powerful in its natural state, and it helps the body absorb more important vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Plus, Radiantly Raw Chocolate consists solely of three nutrient-dense superfoods: cacao, coconut oil, and local Colorado honey. That’s it – no scary chemicals, no added sugar. Studies show that our three vitamin-packed ingredients have a multitude of health benefits – so ditch the milky stuff and go raw!
Also, an added bonus: Radiantly Raw Chocolate is Organic, GMO-free and 100% Paleo friendly.
Benefits of Eating Raw Chocolate:
Keeps You Young
Coconut oil has a positive anti-oxidizing effect on the body, which helps keep your organs (like your heart and skin) happy and healthy. Combine that with a little bit of raw cacao, and your body will thank you for it. With a 10% concentration of antioxidants, cacao boasts more than almost any other food, including blueberries, green tea, and wine.
Honey is also rich in antioxidants, so you’re looking at the ultimate anti-aging trifecta. In other words, you’ll live longer and have more time to eat chocolate. Sounds like a win-win to us.
Boosts Your Immune System
Put down the cough drops and the tissue box – you won’t need them as much once you let raw chocolate boost your immune system. Both coconut oil and honey are anti-bacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Raw, local honey can prevent allergies and can treat upper respiratory infections. Honey is also packed with vitamin C, which helps keep the sniffles away. Keeps Your Ticker Pumpin’
Protect your heart!
Cacao is rich in flavanols, which actively lower blood pressure, and also contain theobromine, a mild diuretic and cardio stimulant. Flavanoids, found in both cacao and honey, help protect your heart against toxins, improve your circulation, and keep your heartbeat regular. Plus, cacao and honey both contain heart-healthy copper and potassium. Your doctor will be wondering what your secret is. (It’s okay. You can share the good news.)
Revs Your Metabolism
Who says chocolate is bad for your waistline? They’re totally lying to you – truth is, raw chocolate can actually help boost your metabolism. (Yeah, go ahead and do your happy dance. No one’s looking.)
Here’s the good news: raw cacao has been proven to suppress appetite. Plus, coconut oil is packed with medium chain triglycerides, which aid the liver in burning energy more efficiently. A 2009 study showed that women who took two tablespoons of coconut oil a day for 12 weeks lost weight and reduced their abdominal fat, a type of fat that contributes to heart problems and is harder to lose. Why take two tablespoons a day when you can consume it in your chocolate?
Show them your Patient VIP Card and get 5% off any chocolate purchase and $1 off all drinks! Enjoy!
Manitou Springs Location: 116 Cañon Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Colorado Springs Location: 3312 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Visit their Website: https://radiantlyrawkitchen.com