Pascha SELF-CARE Series: Hormones & Chocolate

Three photos of friends enjoying Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate Bars

In ancient times chocolate was considered almost god-like. Different cultures believed it was directly linked to fertility, sexual desire and very medicinal. Today science is beginning to teach us the real power of chocolate in supporting our overall health & well being.

Research proves pure chocolate can impact our hormones and emotions - joy, elation, sadness, and anxiety. Much to our excitement it appears consuming dark chocolate for just a few days supports hormone balance, sensuality and so much more.

Mind. Body. Chocolate Fix.

3 Hormones + Pascha = Everyday Balance

Diving into yummy pure chocolate increases your serotonin, which is associated with your mood and well-being. In fact, serotonin is a key hormone that also aids appetite, digestion and emotions. The flavonoids in dark chocolate contain so much serotonin it stimulates of our brains offering its mood-enhancing effects and overall brain function. Next time you are feeling down, out of balance or just a little ‘off’, grab a square of Pascha and bring on the serotonin!

Looking for a little love? Enjoying some pure chocolate can increase your passion, as the brain releases oxytocin. Oxytocin is also the hormone that gives you all the warm and fuzzies you get after a really great hug or holding hands. They say dark chocolate is the ultimate aphrodisiac and oxytocin has a lot to do with this. In fact, the simple act of chocolate melting in your mouth starts the oxytocin release. So include Pascha in your next snuggle.

Feeling anxious? So many of us often find ourselves in “fight or flight” mode and we all know long term this can make us feel uncomfortable or “out of control”. Would you believe that research has shown that eating dark chocolate everyday for 2 weeks reduces levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, when dealing with anxiety? Start adding a daily dose of Pascha Chocolate to your life as a simple way to assist the release of cortisol for the management of anxiety.

Other Hormonal Benefits with Dark Chocolate

            • Decreased food cravings
            • A euphoric sensation of intense excitement
            • Hormonal balance connected to glucose level regulation

YES - this is REAL!

Woman with eyes closed and a collection of Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate Bars
Woman holding Pascha 70% Cacao Organic Dark Chocolate Bar outside on the grass
Lady biting a piece of Pascha 85% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar

Less is More with Pascha Chocolate

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), non-GMO, 1% for the Planet, 100% plant-based, 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. Pascha Chocolate is an excellent choice for your daily self care routine.

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Woman enjoying Pascha Sugar-Free Organic Dark Chocolate Bar while sitting on the couch