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Level-Up Your Health with Superfood Hot Chocolate

Do you crave the comforting warmth of hot chocolate but yearn for something more nourishing? Look no further than the realm of superfood hot chocolate. This is not your average cocoa mix; it's a compelling blend of rich, decadent flavour and potent health benefits. 

What are Superfood Hot Chocolates?

Unlike mass-produced hot chocolates packed with sugar and artificial ingredients, superfood hot chocolates are meticulously crafted with carefully chosen ingredients renowned for their nutritional value. We live in a world where we can indulge in a comforting warm mug, while simultaneously supporting our well-being with a burst of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Our Go-To Superfoods

Our premium superfood hot chocolate blends boast real, raw cacao powder, which is the heart and soul of this delicious beverage. But we don't stop there - We add a touch of sweetness with antioxidant-rich lucuma, enhance cognitive function with Lion's Mane mushroom extract, and boost immunity with Chaga mushroom extract. A sprinkle of warming spices like cinnamon and turmeric, known for their anti-inflammatory properties, completes the symphony of flavours.

Are Superfood Hot Chocolates Beneficial for Your Health?

Superfood hot chocolate isn't just a sweet treat; it's a cup brimming with potential health benefits. Here's a glimpse into the science:

Antioxidant Powerhouse

The key ingredient in superfood hot chocolate – cacao – is packed with antioxidants called flavanols. These powerful compounds combat free radicals, harmful molecules linked to chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and even cognitive decline. Studies suggest that regular consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa can improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and potentially lower the risk of these conditions.

Immune Support

Chaga and Lion's Mane are adaptogenic mushrooms that possess immune-modulating properties, potentially aiding your body's natural defences. These fungi are well-known for their immune-modulating properties. Chaga boasts polysaccharides that may stimulate the production of immune cells, while Lion's Mane contains unique compounds like hericenones and erinacines, which research suggests might enhance immune response and reduce inflammation

Mood Elevation

Feeling stressed? Superfood hot chocolate may help turn that frown upside down. Studies suggest that cacao may elevate mood and promote feelings of well-being. Cacao contains natural mood elevators like phenylethylamine (PEA), a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of pleasure and well-being sometimes known as the ”love hormone”

Cognitive Boost

Not just for mood, superfood hot chocolate containing Lion's Mane mushroom extract shows promise in enhancing cognitive function and memory.  As mentioned above, the compounds found inside might promote nerve growth factor (NGF) production, crucial for maintaining healthy neurons and brain function. The findings in this study suggest that the Lion’s Mane could be a valuable natural resource for supporting brain health and addressing neurological disorders.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Chronic inflammation underlies various health concerns, and superfood hot chocolate can offer a delicious way to combat it. Turmeric contains the potent anti-inflammatory compound curcumin. Research suggests curcumin can alleviate symptoms of conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Chronic inflammation in the body has been found to be the root cause of a myriad of ailments. Incorporating this powerful ingredient offers a potential anti-inflammatory benefit you can enjoy with every sip.

By understanding the science behind the ingredients, you can appreciate how superfood hot chocolate goes way beyond just a warm, delicious drink. 

Superfood Hot Chocolate vs Regular Cocoa

While traditional hot cocoa offers undeniable comfort, it often lacks the nutritional punch of its superfood counterpart. Mass-produced, ‘mainstream’ mixes are frequently processed, stripped of their inherent goodness, and loaded with added sugar. 

Conversely, superfood hot chocolates prioritise high-quality ingredients, retaining a broader spectrum of nutrients and using natural sweeteners, offering a guilt-free indulgence with many added health perks. Visit our online store to explore our blend of superfood hot chocolate and indulge guilt-free, while feeling the power of superfoods.

FAQ

Is "diet" hot chocolate a thing?

Certainly! Conventional diet beverages often compromise on nutrition, opting for big flavours created using chemicals and synthetic ingredients. A quality superfood hot chocolate presents a natural alternative that satisfies both palate and health goals. 

Cacao is a powerhouse when it comes to polyphenols,  a group of naturally occurring compounds found in plants. These polyphenols are rich in flavonoids (specifically epicatechin and catechin) that boast a range of health benefits due to their interaction and support of the gut microbiome. In short, these compounds nourish the friendly bacteria in your gut and support conditions in your digestive system to allow for greater absorption and utilisation of nutrients in the body.  

Other associated benefits include improvement in cardiovascular function. Research suggests that consuming foods and drinks rich in polyphenols may contribute positively to heart health. This, in turn, leads to improved brain function, mood, reduction of inflammation and weight loss. Everything is connected. 

Is daily consumption of hot chocolate beneficial?

When enjoyed in moderation, and without lots of sugar, hot chocolate can be a delightful addition to a balanced diet. Superfood hot chocolate provides a nutrient-dense alternative to conventional overly sweet cocoa mixes, delivering health benefits and mind-expanding flavour. Simply listen to your body and include hot chocolate as part of a varied and wholesome diet. It’s another way to feel indulgent without the negative impact. 

Is hot chocolate superior to coffee in terms of health benefits?

There is certainly an argument to say yes. While both hot chocolate and coffee possess their own merits, superfood hot chocolate offers a unique array of health advantages that coffee can not deliver. Both contain similar compounds such as the aforementioned polyphenols, however, hot chocolate possesses some advantages over coffee.

Superfood hot chocolate generally contains lower levels of caffeine and has been found to reduce stress while still getting a jolt. Hot chocolate can naturally help soothe a cough and give you a mild energy lift if you’re feeling under the weather. And, with the added nutrient-rich components contained in superfood hot chocolate, it presents a more nourishing alternative to your morning caffeine fix. But, for a healthier cup of morning coffee, why not explore our superfood coffees?

 

Please note: While current research on these ingredients is comprehensive and ever-growing, we encourage you to do your own research to learn about your specific needs. These blends are powerful gifts from nature, stacked together to deliver maximum benefits to our well-being. That being said, we are all individuals with different requirements. So read the labels and optimise your health strategy.

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