One doesn't even need to eat "chocolate" in the conventional sense to reap the health benefits of flavanols: add natural cocoa powder into foods like oatmeal or yogurt or put it into recipes and the health results will be the same.
There are psychological and sensory benefits to pampering your body's outside with chocolate too. CHOCOLATEA HEALTHY PASSION not only contains recipes for using chocolate in foods but also in bath gels, lip balms, facial masks and soaps.
Aaron and Bearden were pioneers in helping communicate the news that dark chocolate may enhance health, helping to launch the first "heart healthy" chocolate brand for a global chocolate company in the late 1990s. In this book, they share their knowledge of chocolate well beyond the health and nutrition aspects. They show how across the globe, chocolate is part of people's lifestyles, holding a special place in holidays and celebrations. They journey to the rainforest and explore the origins of chocolate, tracing its history through the centuries, from the Maya and Aztec cultures, where the chocolate phenomenon began. Over the ages, this dark, delectable food has been viewed as a gift from the gods, as valuable as gold, a medical treatment for illness, a social indulgence for the elite, and finally a treat to be enjoyed by everyone.
The authors also reveal how to truly savor chocolate. Even the most avid choco
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