Whether the discussion involves macro minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, or trace minerals such as iron, manganese, copper and zinc, one thing is for certain: our bodies need minerals (although in variant amounts!) in order to both survive AND thrive. Minerals are essential in building and maintaining strong bones, in conducting nerve impulses, in making certain hormones, and even in keeping your heart beating. Plants will naturally mine minerals from the soil, which we then absorb when we chew and digest them. However, the minerals in today's soils are often depleted; we need to source out foods that offer the most mineral bang for their buck. Superfoods to the rescue!
Today's raw chocolate Valentine's Day theme is all about that Mineral-Love, because as luck would have it, cacao is actually one of the best sources of some crucial, life-supporting minerals!
Cacao is one of the richest sources of magnesium, a critical mineral for bone mass and also muscle relaxation and overall function. Magnesium also helps prevent muscle cramps, and can lessen the pain associated with menstrual cramps for women during their cycles (you're craving chocolate for a reason, ladies!). Cacao is also naturally high in calcium, zinc, sulfur, iron, copper, potassium and manganese. Nourished blood means a nourished body!
Find Rawmio's artisan-crafted, stone ground raw chocolate in our shop for up to 25% off now through Valentines Day 2/14. Order $100 dollars or more and get a FREE raw chocolate bark of choice. Keen on a specific flavor? Leave us a note in the customer notes section at checkout.
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