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Is it Really Better than Sex?

Is chocolate really better than sex?
"I love chocolate more than sex!"

I hear this comment from a lot from my female readers asking questions about relationships and love. 


Sorry girls, although I'm addicted to chocolate, for me, personally, it won't be replacing George Clooney on a cold winter's night anytime soon, but let's leave my "How to have the best orgasmic sex of your life" posting for a future date.


As I was updating one of the steamy parts in the first Beyond the Veil of Illusion series book called The Awakening, I involuntarily reached to my left to grab a bite of chocolate. Why am I doing that,I thought? It sparked me to write this article about that incredibly craved orgasmic-liken confection that has tantalized the tongue and warmed hearts for centuries. Yes, I am still speaking about chocolate. 


It's true that we get a warm and comforting feeling when we loose ourselves in chocolate. And sometimes we just have to have it. Why?

There’s a debate on the reasons why we crave that delectable treat but the majority of studies suggest that it has to do with changing blood sugar and hormone levels, like serotonin. Personally the taste as well as the way it feels in my mouth, slowly melting as it coats the back of my throat, providing me with warm memories keeps me coming back for more. It's just an easy portable comfort food. 


Health-wise, there IS a reason to do a celebratory dance. One ounce of organic raw cocao has 5 grams of protein, 9 grams of fiber and large percentages of the minerals our body needs to function.  And Organic Raw Cacao is an excellent source of antioxidants.


All chocolate is not created equally. In its raw organic form, chocolate is a great addition to your diet, but all cocaos and chocolate that you buy in your local grocery store are not the same; use a product where the tree is sprayed with pesticides, processed using chemicals or has added artificial sweeteners and the health benefits fly out the window.

Both the Mayans and Aztecs instinctively knew about the importance of cocao.  They fermented the pulp of this tree’s fruit to make a drink that they used in their rituals, ceremonies and celebrations. It wasn’t until it was introduced in the West that this amazing fruit's beans would be ground and sweetened into the many chocolate end products that we enjoy today.

Raw Organic Chocolate
So if you want to gain the benefits of chocolate, then keep this simple rule: The less processed and more cocao present in the chocolate you consume, the better.   Let's look at LeeZa's new 3 Amigos:

  • Organic is Orgasmic for the organs
  • GMO Free is Good for me
  • RAW Rewards my cells

Organic is always better than non-organic, meaning that the product is made/grown without the use of chemicals and pesticides and contains no artificial ingredients.  Let me throw in that it should also be GMO free. US and Canadian Certified Organic products are GMO free. Check your labels. (Thanks to my friend Matt Turner who has educated me on the subject.)  Now if it's also raw, which in the case of chocolate means that the ingredients have not been heated over its temperature threshold  of ~104 degrees, thus retaining all its nutritional value, then you have a three blue ribbon winner. 

I don’t normally advertise brands, but I can tell you that I am hooked on LuLu’s Organic Raw Chocolate In my opinion, it’s by far the best raw organic chocolate you can purchase. I’ve found it at whole foods. http://www.luluschocolatelove.com/

There are many raw organic chocolate recipes out there, but I can never make it better than LuLu.

If you have to get you’re a continual chocolate fix, then take a look at my personal version of a better for you organic hot chocolate drink recipe. Snuggling with your blanket on those cold winter days will never be the same.

A Healthier Organic Chocolate Drink (Mayan Style)
  • 2 cups of organic milk or cream (You can substitute almond or unsweetened coconut milk)
  • 3 teaspoons of organic unprocessed cocao
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • A pinch of allspice
  • A pinch of chili
  • A pinch or 3 of ground cayenne
  • Organic coconut sugar or raw honey to taste

Warm about ¼ cup of the milk on the stove. When warm, beat in the cocao until blended. Add the remaining milk and blend with the cocao mixture. Add the vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and sweetener and warm on medium heat for a few minutes. Take it off the stove and stir in the cayenne

Chocolate: We eat it, drink it, put it on our face, cook with it, and bath in it.

What’s not to like? 

Wishing you a day filled with a love for chocolate.
Blessings,
LeeZa Donatella
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2 comments:

  1. Love chocolate (but have to admit it wouldn’t replace George Clooney LOL!). Great post, LeeZa! Would you believe I had just grabbed a piece of dark chocolate before reading this? :) Yes, when I want it, I really “have” to have it, one of the best comfort foods. Good advice on your “3 Amigos.” Thanks for the link to LuLu’s Organic Raw Chocolate, I’m going to check that out. Interesting recipe for your Mayan Style Chocolate Drink. Put it our face? A mask or…? What are the beauty benefits? Thanks!

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  2. Hey Lil.. So the jury is still out on scientific proof of the health benefits of using chocolate as a body treatment, but it has been used since the mid 1800's in baths and wraps to promote skin moisturization and glow. Hav e a marvelous rest of your Saturday.. LeeZa

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