Benefits of Dark Chocolate



Health Benefits

  • Lowers Blood Pressure.
  • Makes you happy.
  • Helps in weight loss.
  • Keeps you smart.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Powerful source of antioxidants.
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Helps prevent diabetes.

If there is one thing I struggle with is staying away from SWEETS. They are my bread and butter! From ice cream, to cake, to cookies, to pastries. I get cravings just by thinking about it. Since this is obviously something I wanted to change in my diet. I decided to switch all my sweet cravings to just ONE healthy alternative. →DARK CHOCOLATE

Every time I crave something sweet I reach for my dark chocolate stash and start munching. I still haven’t gotten used to the bitter taste & it did take me a while to learn how to replace sweets with dark chocolate, but it definitely takes away those sweet cravings. Not only does Dark Chocolate help with cravings; it also has A LOT of health benefits. In order to benefit from dark chocolate though; dark chocolate needs to be 65%-85% cocoa. Is anyone a fan of dark chocolate? I know I’m still trying to get used to it.

Thrive Market 


Hey y’all ! I’m not sure if y’all are familiar with Thrive Market, but they are definitely worth mentioning. I get a lot of my groceries from them. This website is perfect for ordering those pricey foods on a good budget. I buy purely Elizabeth, sun potion, red hill & other products for a less expensive price. They even give you free things ! With ever order I have made they give me one free item! One time they gave me free date chocolate chip cookies and a coconut oil jar. They do have a membership fee but they give you one month free trial. Take advantage of the free month! It’s totally worth it 👍🏻 

They have their own app and deliver your groceries. You don’t get them the same day though. Order at least a week before you actually need the groceries.


Click here for THRIVE MARKET

They also have their own brand of food & they sale other things other than food. I really enjoyed shopping with Thrive Market. Hope you guys give it a try ! 

Sun potion 

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Im not a spokesperson for SUN POTION or anything, but I H A V E to share with you guys this awesome product. Ive been using it for some time now and this stuff is awesome ! You can put it in your water, coffee, tea, & smoothies!

CLICK HERE!

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“Sun Potion Transformational Foods is dedicated to health, happiness and well-being through the use of medicinal plants, superfoods and tonic herbs.”

My 2 favorite SUN POTIONS are ASHWAGANDHA and HE SHOU WU. 

ASHWAGANDHA 

  • Tonifies the Immune System. 
  • Inspire vigor and strength.
  • Relieve mental, emotional, & physical stress.
  • Harmonize mind, body, & spirit.

It truly just helps you be at peace all day & helps stress slide right of you. 

 HE SHOU WU 

  • Tonify and Nourish hair, skin, nervous system, sexual center, spirit, & primary essence / life force. 

My hair & skin have changed so much after I started using this. I used to drink HAIRBURST, which was also amazing and helped my hair grow super fast and look healthy and shiny. But this product has helped me radiate everyday. From my nails to skin to hair.  

⇒ Go to their page on the link above and learn all about them / read their products & see which one works for you. They have potions for EVERYTHING. I bought all the ones I could from Thrivemarket. If you guys try this or have tried it already, comment below your experience. I would love to hear how you use it everyday & how it has changed your life. 

 

13 Ways to Drop that Stress  


Hey guys! I hope y’all are having an awesome day. I wanted to talk a little bit about stress today. Lately I’ve been super stressed and I have a lot of thoughts going through my head CONSTANTLY; I have to pay this bill, I have to pick up the dry cleaners, I have to wash clothes, I have to grocery shop, how am I going to pay my bills when my job is cutting hours. And I have way more but the point is I’ve been really stressed. Adult hood can get very stressful and we can forget that stress is something horrible to live with. It can negatively impact your mental & physical health. So I started thinking, how can I lower my stress without having to take a luxurious expensive vacation all the time? How can I stop obsessing about all these things I have to do?

I know people that live life so care free. It’s not like they don’t have responsibilities or do nothing all day. They do get things done but they don’t obsess about them all day. I want to be more like that. Knowing what I need to do, but not stress it until it’s done. I did a little research & found some ways to eliminate stress.

13 Ways to eliminate stress

  1. Do something you enjoy every day.
  2. Don’t sit for more than an hour.
  3. Sleep all you need to not feel tired.
  4. Reduce intake of alcohol, nicotine & caffeine.
  5. Take time to organize your home. Disorganization can make people stressful.
  6. Eat healthy.
  7. Exercise
  8. Declutter
  9. Yoga
  10. Get a massage.
  11. Take a walk.
  12. Take a bath.
  13. Sweat. (Sauna)

Stress can really take a toll in your life and make everything look way worse than what it actually is. Since I gave you a list of how to cope with stress &/or eliminate it. I want to give you a list of UNHEALTHY ways people deal with stress. (You may not notice that these are behaviors you are doing as a result to stress. )

UNHEALTHY Ways to Cope with Stress

  1. Smoking
  2. Eating comfort food/ binge eating.
  3. Withdrawing from family, friends.
  4. Drinking a lot.
  5. Procrastinating.
  6. Sleeping too much.
  7. Using pills or drugs to relax.
  8. Taking it out on other people.

We may not master the carefree life, I know I wont. But trying everyday to relax, mediate, taking a walk. Maybe one day we will get closer to mastering it!  Happy Tuesday everyone !