Ohhhhhh! This is insanely good. I reduced the maple butter in the chocolate mix an added a dollop instead and the combination with the walnut is to live for! 😍
Healthy indulgence! Truly, when comparing the ingredients to the one commonly found in other chocolates, this one wins on all counts.😀
Maple Syrup & Butter
Real maple syrup is a plant-based product, and like many plant-based foods it is rich in antioxidants, which reduce damage due to oxygen in the body. Web MD
found to lower cholesterol in mice, it was also found to potentially prevent inflammation of the liver. Web MD
appears to help in preventing the misfolding, tangling, and clumping of certain proteins found in brain cells. These deformations are linked to the development of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Web MD
high manganese content of maple syrup makes it an easy way to prevent and treat manganese deficiency. Web MD
What sets maple syrup apart from refined sugar is its minerals and antioxidants. Healthline
maple syrup is a decent source of antioxidants. One study found 24 different antioxidants in maple syrup (7). – Healthline
active compounds in maple syrup have been shown to help reduce the growth of cancer cells and may slow down the breakdown of carbohydrates in your digestive tract (10, 11, 12, 13, 14Trusted Source).Healthline
quebecol, named after the maple-producing province of Quebec. This active compounds in maple syrup have been shown to help reduce the growth of cancer cells and may slow down the breakdown of carbohydrates in your digestive tract (10, 11, 12, 13,
Raw Cacao Certified Organic from Peru.- Real Raw Food
‘Also know as Raw Cocoa Powder’. Unheated, 100% Arriba Nacional Variety, and fermented for an excellent chocolate flavour.
Raw cacao beans, theobroma cacao, are pressed to make Cacao/Cocoa Butter and Powder.
Cacao beans are naturally high in several minerals, especially manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc.
Theobromine and caffeine are similarly constructed types of pharmacologically active chemicals but with noticeably different effects. Theobromine is gentle, mild, has a slow onset, is long lasting and non-addictive whereas caffeine is intense, strong, fast acting, short lived and can be addictive.
Benefits – Healthline
Raw Cocoa is one of the richest sources of polyphenols. It’s especially abundant in flavanols, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
The flavanols in cocoa are thought to improve nitric oxide levels in the blood, which can enhance the function of your blood vessels and reduce blood pressure (2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source)
What’s more, cocoa has been found to reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol, have a blood thinning effect similar to aspirin, improve blood sugars and reduce inflammation (2Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source, 6Trusted Source).
polyphenols, such as those in cocoa, may reduce your risk of neurodegenerative diseases by improving brain function and blood flow.
a higher intake of flavanols, including those from cocoa, can result in a lower risk of type 2 diabetes (22Trusted Source, 23Trusted Source).
Flavanols in fruits, vegetables and other foods have attracted a great deal of interest due to their cancer-protective properties, low toxicity and few adverse side effects. Cocoa has the highest concentration of flavanols.
anti-asthmatic compounds, such as theobromine and theophylline. Theophylline helps your lungs dilate, your airways relax and decreases inflammation (39Trusted Source).
Cocoa contains many compounds that have antibacterial, anti-enzymatic and immune-stimulating properties that may help against dental cavities and gum disease.