Studies have shown that chocolate has many health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and can reduce sugar and cholesterol levels. Also, dark chocolate contains magnesium which has relaxing effect on the nervous system and muscles and can improve the health of your teeth and bones.
Moreover, dark chocolate contains copper, an essential mineral for proper metabolic functions in the body. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is one of the richest sources of medium-chain triglycerides which can significantly improve your metabolism.
Making your own chocolate is a very simple procedure. Just mix cocoa powder with coconut oil, vanilla, salt and sugar together, and you can create your own healthy and delicious chocolate bar.
Coconut Oil Chocolate: The Best Metabolism-Boosting Snack
- 3/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 6 tablespoons raw cacao
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Dash of salt
Melt the coconut oil if necessary. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Pour into molds, about 1 tablespoon each. You can use an ice cube tray. Place in the fridge or freezer. Let it stand for about 10-15 minutes.
Coconut oil is one of the most powerful metabolism-boosting foods in the world. It has the ability to raise the body temperature and the metabolic rate by a full degree in less than a week.
“Coconut oil is renowned for its ability to assist with metabolic rate and body heat, but any source of coconut will do. The medium-chain saturated fatty acids seem to be the active warming ingredient. Coconut is of course very calorie dense with a low water content, and cooking foods in oil of any kind increases the calorie to water ratio [to create a warming effect from your foods].”