This weather surely has me saying “oh baby, it’s cold outside”! So, if you’re like me and looking for a way to WARM your body during this POLAR VORTEX (I mean what even is that?) I did some searching for all of us and I was SHOCKED to find out that something with chocolate (one of my favorites) is actually in fact healthier than coffee. Here’s to another Sha-naigan™ !
Yup, you read that correctly! And if you’re guessing where I am going with this I am talking about HOT CHOCOLATE. Yes, it is HEALTHIER for you than COFFEE. Coffee can have 40 times as much caffeine as hot chocolate (wow). On average your hot chocolate powder will have about one-fifth the caffeine content than a cup of coffee, which is still enough to give you your daily boost for the day.
One question that people always ask me is where in the world do I get my energy from?! After being a mother to two amazing children, a dog mommy, a wife, a friend, and owner/founder of New York City Wellness Sanctuary one would think my energy would be running on empty. Plus, I am currently partaking in my 30 Day Ab Challenge #DASHA2TheCore #BackToYourCore and training for the Shape Half Marathon. So, staying energized is important to me, but I always make sure to find the option that is the healthiest, safest, and will give me the most added benefits.
Here are some Hot Chocolate benefits that made me decided to make the switch
- Reduces high blood pressure by improving Nitric Oxide levels.
- Acts as a mood booster and can even aid with symptoms of depression.
- Rich in Polyphenols.
- Improves blood flow to your brain and aids in your overall brain function.
- Can even aid controlling your weight.
- Has antibacterial and immune-stimulating properties that can benefit your teeth and skin.
If you’re looking for a lower in sugar option, many hot chocolate powders come in a sugar free option. Plus, they still taste delicious! You can also sub Whole Milk, for Soy Milk, Rice Milk, Hemp Milk, Skimmed Milk or Almond Milk.
Now, go celebrate #NationalHotChocolateDay and say Thank U, Next to the coffee! When you stop by DASHA® today you’ll also receive one of our very own DASHA® “Get Cozy with DASHA®” Hot Chocolate cups.