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Benefits of Drinking Hot Chocolate

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Benefits of Drinking Hot Chocolate

Why you don’t have to feel guilty about pouring that second cup

I love drinking hot chocolate on a cold night, snuggled up on the couch with a blanket. I knew that cocoa powder was a great source of antioxidants, but I wanted to know just how healthy this hot chocolate really was. There are plenty of benefits of drinking hot chocolate to keep you pouring a cup all winter long.

I drink my hot chocolate sweetened with stevia, so it is sugar free. This also helps keep it guilt free too.

Drink for Health

Cocoa powder is a great source of flavanoids which are high in antioxidants.  read more

Choosing to cook healthy or exercise: What matters most?

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Choosing to Cook or Exercise 

What Matters Most for Health?

There was a recent study that showed that American’s have a limited amount of time devoted to health activities:  cooking healthy meals or exercising. We all know that time is precious. Where we choose to spend our time should be focused on the activity that affects us the most overall health-wise. Both cooking healthy meals and exercising are both good things for improving your health, where will you decide to spend your time? 

The study showed that this unconscious trade-off was made across all demographics: men, women, single, married, with and without children. As the time spent on cooking healthy meals increased, the activity spent on exercising decreased in a given day period. read more

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a pretty powerful food. It is a saturated fat – meaning it is stable when heated and doesn’t have any trans fats and it won’t oxidize. Thankfully it tastes pretty good too! When cooking, this is our go-to oil.

Coconut oil has been shown to increase your metabolism, help with thyroid issues, speed up weight loss, and strengthen your immune system. Learn more about coconut oil from Dr. Mercola here.

I can eat fat and still lose weight? Coconut oil actually improves vitamin absorption when you eat it with other nutrient rich foods. So you will be full of energy, losing weight, and getting all the nutrients your body needs. This sounds amazing! read more