Flava Chocolate – Healthy Chocolate

Flava chocolate is different because not only does it taste good and is handmade, it also does loads of good to you.

Flava chocolate is rich in antioxidants, specifically cocoa flavanols, and is also enhanced with Cyprus Royal Jelly, the health benefits of which are well documented – improving the appearance of the skin and alleviating stress amongst others.  Flava chocolate is NOT a medicine, so it won’t cure illnesses, but when eaten as part of a balanced diet alongside a healthy active lifestyle it can help prevent lots of problems we can (and do) suffer from: it can help to keep skin soft, maintain heart health, support the circulatory system and cognitive health.  It can also aid in reducing oxidative stress.

Now a little bit of chocolate history…Cacao has been cultivated by many cultures, for at least three millennia in Mesoamerica. The earliest evidence of use traces back to the Mokaya (Mexico and Guatemala), with evidence of chocolate beverages made from the cacao bean dating back to 1900 BC.

Knowing how good it was for their health and well-being, our early ancestors would sometimes add other natural products to their cocoa drink to enhance its natural powers.   When making Flava chocolate we also add natural products such as Cyprus Royal Jelly.  Just as our early ancestors did we use single origin cacao beans from South America. Cocoa beans in their raw state contain procyanid flavonoids. These are polyphenols which have an antioxidant effect and are amongst the most powerful we can get to help us in our fight to keep healthy. Historically, the methods of producing chocolate as we know it today meant that, when processing the cocoa beans, as much as 70% of the goodness was destroyed. With the unique, chemical free, gentle method used to produce Flava chocolate very little of the original goodness is lost. In fact, up to  80% of the natural health giving properties are preserved.

Flava chocolate is created differently to other chocolates – in fact it is unique in the world. It contains fairly similar amounts of fats and sugar to many other brands of chocolate, but the innovative way we create it means it is not just better for you but has a wonderful rich flavour – the taste of real natural chocolate.

In part 2 of this article we will talk about how Flava chocolate can help keep you healthy and make your skin glow…

To try Flava chocolate and for Members special offers please see the link for Platres Chocolate Workshop on our Business Partners page