One of the top foods for brain health is dark chocolate. YES - this is for REAL!
There are over 1,500 components identified in dark chocolate making it one of the most complex foods. In fact, the chemicals in chocolate have positive effects on our brain plus our overall health and well being.
Don’t Worry. Be HAPPY - dark chocolates chemical compounds activate our neurotransmitters that produce both happy and positive moods. Chocolate stimulates the release of endorphins and has a direct effect on serotonin. Serotonin is connected to our reward and mood regulation making chocolate a powerful tool for psychological inner health support.
Antioxidant Power House — dark chocolate and cocoa powder have more antioxidants than green tea, blueberries and acai berries. Antioxidants protect the brain and help to prevent premature aging, lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases.
Blood Flow Booster - one study showed eating chocolate for only 5 days improved cognitive function in older adults with mild impairment. This change was directly connected to increase in blood flow improvement after cocoa or dark chocolate.
Mineral Support - dark chocolate contains tons of the mineral magnesium which is often called “nature’s valium”. Magnesium - a powerhouse - when it comes to managing stress & anxiety levels by lowering cortisol levels.
Neuroprotective Properties - cocoa and dark chocolate are loaded with flavonoids. Flavonoids are not only antioxidant agents they also have a neuroprotective capacity that supports brain health by reducing inflammation and protecting neurons from toxins.
Pascha Chocolate comes from the foothills of the Andes mountains. We make our chocolate “Bean to Bar” at the source, meaning the cacao beans only travel minimally from the field to a local village to a nearby chocolate factory. The purer the chocolate - the greater the impact. It’s science!
Pascha is vegan, organic, sustainably sourced (Rainforest Alliance), 1% for the Planet, 100% plant-based, allergen-friendly, gluten-free and includes keto-friendly options.
Our YUMMY chocolate collection includes 55% to 100% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bars and Baking Chips. And our newest product - a single ingredient, Natural Organic Cocoa Powder.
May Cause Good Mood
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