#flavanols

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Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies.
Made with natural cocoa peanut powder, whole peanuts, and oats, this recipe is something even the purest of the pure can get on board with.
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#cacao #cacaopowder #healthy #healthylife #organic #raw #powder #Antioxidants #flavanols #flavonoids #distress #reducestress #love #sweet #antiinflammatory
#goodcholesterol #hotchoco #hotdrink #chocolate #delicious #healthyskin #superfood #proteinsmoothie #smoothie #shakes #shake

#Repost @americansocietyfornutrition
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The meta-analysis in the Journal of Nutrition, an assessment of the combined evidence from 19 randomized controlled trials, focused on whether consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa products was associated with improvements in specific circulating biomarkers of cardiometabolic health as compared to consuming placebos with negligible cocoa flavanol content. In all, 1,139 volunteers were involved in these trials. .
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The authors of the study concluded, "Our study highlights the urgent need for large, long-term RCTs that improve our understanding of how the short-term benefits of cocoa flavanol intake on cardiometabolic biomarkers may be translated into clinical outcomes."
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📍Read the free article at bit.ly/JN-cocoa (see link in profile)
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#chocolate #chocolatelover #flavanols #darkchocolate #cocoa #cardiometabolic #biomarkers #nutritionresearch #metaanalysis #epidemiology #cardiovascularhealth #cardiovasculardisease #nutritioncoach #rdchat

#Flavanols are a type of plant nutrient found in many foods and drinks, such as tea, red wine, blueberries, apples, pears, cherries, and peanuts. They are particularly abundant in the seeds of the cacao tree—cacao beans. Fermenting, drying, and roasting cacao beans yields cocoa powder, which is used to make chocolate.

Flavanols in #cocoa have been studied for many years. They have been shown to help:
lower blood pressure
improve blood flow to the brain and heart, prevent blood clots
fight cell damage.

Source: Harvard Medical School
Photo: added teaspoon of cocoa to my protein drink with anpb😬

The meta-analysis in the Journal of Nutrition, an assessment of the combined evidence from 19 randomized controlled trials, focused on whether consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa products was associated with improvements in specific circulating biomarkers of cardiometabolic health as compared to consuming placebos with negligible cocoa flavanol content. In all, 1,139 volunteers were involved in these trials. .
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The authors of the study concluded, "Our study highlights the urgent need for large, long-term RCTs that improve our understanding of how the short-term benefits of cocoa flavanol intake on cardiometabolic biomarkers may be translated into clinical outcomes."
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📍Read the free article at bit.ly/JN-cocoa (see link in profile)
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#chocolate #chocolatelover #flavanols #darkchocolate #cocoa #cardiometabolic #biomarkers #nutritionresearch #metaanalysis #epidemiology #cardiovascularhealth #cardiovasculardisease #nutritioncoach #rdchat

Salud to gentle energy, an open heart, and chocolatey goodness!! Reposting @healthysoulfitnut:
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"Cheers to antioxidants, caffeine and the summer sun. What are you cheering about right now? .
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I am completely in love with @uprivercacao cold brew drinks. All made from cacao, no coffee beans...so you get the benefits of antioxidant flavanols {more than 6 bars of dark chocolate}, a good dose of caffeine {30 mg} and good vibes. .
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Did you know -> Antioxidants are so key to our health...heart health and skin heath...it protects our body and cells from damaging free radicals.
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I can’t give up my coffee beans #coffeelover yet but when I can find a drink that provides the same amount of boost that I need, I am in love. .
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Best part of having @uprivercacao, it is served cold, so during the Seattle summer heat, it gives me the perfect way to cool down. 😊. How do you like to cool down? .
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To make my drink Foamed up @malkorganics cashew milk, poured it over @uprivercacao vanilla cream {no sugar}, drizzled @mowellens the keeper’s stash on top and sprinkled @navitasorganics cacao powder"
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#theobromine #mocktails #coldbrew #cacao #coldbrewcacao #chocolate #atx #happyheart #hearthealth #bloodflow #goodmoodfood #matchatea #antioxidants #flavanols #lovecacao #matchalatte #matcha #yerbamate #cacaopowder #rawcacao #cacaonibs #austintexas #austinfoodie #austinfood #buzzfeedfoods #thefeedfeedvegan

SPEAKING OF CHOCOLATE: A big part of chocolate’s history was its association with medical and semi -medical history. This had great appeal to the Spanish ,and those that took to chocolate to the present day (familiar with chocolate Exlax?). So some manufacturers were always anxious to exploit this. And, medical studies go on today ( just look at those that fund them). It has proven medical benefits but....don’t take everything at face value. Take my UCLA classes; and I will tell you more. @chocolate_guru #chocolove #chocolate🍫 #darkchocolatebar #darkchocolate #flavanols #serotonin #theobromine #caffeine #tasty😋 #beantobarchocolate #mindaltering #chocolove #chocolateandhealth #cacao #chocolatemedicine #chocolateandmeditation #beantobarchocolate #theobromacacao #sugarandchocolate #chocoholic #schokolade #medicineandchocolate #xocolatl #xocolat #xocolate

As summer is winding down we’re clinging on to all of our favorite summer treats! ☀️Have you tried a Cacao Fruit popsicle? —
Shane Chocolate works has us drooling over these refreshing pops! 😋(@shaneconfectionery)

It’s light, refreshing and a perfect summer treat! 🙌🏻

How amazing do these look!? 🙃👇🏻

Open your week with a roar! “I am done being careful. I am done being quiet. Let them see me! Let them hear me!” ~Leigh Bardugo #coldbrewcacao #notcoffee
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#theobromine #mocktails #coldbrew #cacao #coldbrewcacao #chocolate #atx #happyheart #hearthealth #bloodflow #goodmoodfood #matchatea #antioxidants #flavanols #lovecacao #matchalatte #matcha #yerbamate #cacaopowder #rawcacao #cacaonibs #austintexas #austinfoodie #austinfood #buzzfeedfoods #thefeedfeedvegan

🍫🎉 GIVEAWAY! 🎉🍫We’re giving away a 10 pack of both Roasted Almond + Himalayan Pink Salt & Classic Dark Chocolate FlavaBars (20 bars in total) to one lucky winner! To enter: .
🍫 Must be following @flavanaturals .
🍫 Comment below and tag a friend. Multiple entries permitted. .
🍫 Winner must live in the US. Giveaway ends Tuesday 8/21 at midnight EST. Good luck! #havaflava #giveaway

Pilates instructor, Patty, fuels long days of teaching with a FlavaMix®️ Protein Shake. 💪 Since adding FlavaMix®️ to her daily routine, she’s felt more energized, focused, and has even noticed that she’s felt better during workouts. Her favorite part? A great reason to eat more dark chocolate! 🍫 #havaflava

The easiest Saturday morning breakfast: stir a packet of FlavaMix® in to your morning oatmeal and top with fresh, seasonal berries! Just one serving of FlavaMix® contains 900mg of cocoa flavanols (and only 35 calories) to fuel your weekend activities! #havaflava

Holy Mole! How do we beat the heat you ask? By embracing it and making this delicious Dark Wild mole sauce!
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#honesttalk The first attempt turned out a little soupy, but still tasted amazing - super chocolatey and we’ll be posting a recipe soon after playing around with the ingredients/ratios a bit more.
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#theobromine #mocktails #coldbrew #cacao #chocolate #atx #happyheart #hearthealth #bloodflow #goodmoodfood #matchatea #antioxidants #flavanols #lovecacao #vegan #matchalatte #matcha #yerbamate #cacaopowder #rawcacao #cacaonibs #austintexas #austinfoodie #austinfood #buzzfeedfoods #thefeedfeedvegan #mindbodygram #mindbodygreen

Fun fact, you can find our Cacao Juice located in the jungles of Hershey Chocolate world! (@hersheyschocolateworld) 😀

Learn all about the process of chocolate, eat some treats while topping it all off with sips of your favorite cacao juice! 🙌🏻🧡

Ready, set...tell us your favorite FlavaBar®️ flavor! 🍫🌈 📷: @spinningforspinach

As reported by NPR, a study published in the journal Heart, found that those who routinely consumed dark chocolate had a noticeable lower rate (about 5% less) of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Cocoa beans contain Flavanols which have antioxidant properties. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have explained that flavanols may potentially support better vascular health by supporting lower blood pressure, improving circulation to the heart and brain, and reducing clotting by making platelets less sticky. Study participants who saw the most benefit generally ate between 16-100 grams a day.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/19/415527652/chocolate-chocolate-its-good-for-your-heart-study-finds

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/16774-heart-healthy-benefits-of-chocolate

Ever wanted to know about polyphenols and why they are good for you?⠀

Their function as direct antioxidants is over-rated, but they have various beneficial effects in the body.⠀

Here's an explanation, along with the top 100 food sources of polyphenols.⠀

Clickable link in my bio at: @nutritionadvance1
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#nutrients #healthbenefits #healthyeating #healthychoice #healthyeats #wholefoods #nutritiousanddelicious #eatclean #polyphenols #antioxidants #phytonutrients #flavanols #anthocyanins #lignans #berries #wine #cocoa #cacao #darkchocolate #cinnamon

Growing up, chocolate peanut butter ice cream was hands down my favorite treat. I mean what beats that combo?? You’re right...nothing 😜 So when you create something with healthier ingredients that tastes delicious and doesn’t make you feel like crap, you celebrate 💃🏼 •


This Cacao Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl has been a favorite of mine this week! 😍The flavors really are so nostalgic, and I feel full and energized after (& my body doesn’t hate me like it does after dairy 👏🏻) Look for the recipe coming to the blog soon! •



#frozenricedcauliflower #smoothiebowl #cacaosmoothiebowl #cacao #antioxidants #hearthealth #holistichealth #gutfood #eatingforbeauty #skinhealth #healthyskinfood #happyhormones #serotoninrelease #flavanols #magenium #highmagnesiumcontent #antiinflammatory #healthfood #hempmilk #hemp #seeds #vegan #plantbased #glutenfree #healthylunch #foodthatsfun #summertimeeats #seattleeats #proteinsmoothie #coconutgoodness #

Cacao is so fascinating and we're excited to do the honors of helping to educate you on this amazing super-fruit!⠀🙌🏻
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We'd love to know if you have any questions! What would you like to learn about this magical superfood? We're happy to help! 🧡⠀
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Comment below your questions or comments!👇🏻👍🏻

This mornings super food brought to you by Truwaxx (who dat?) - Add a bit of Natures Dark Chocolate to your coffee with some sugar and cream. Boom - Ready to clean the house!

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