Valentine’s Day is almost here! And, we have a special gift for you. For all on-line orders placed by February 14th, we’ll include a complimentary Chocolate & Oatmeal Facial Mask Minis Duo (value: $8.00) for some purifyingly, decadent pampering. Shop now at www.NaturallySusans.com…
When February arrives, we think of chocolate! Maybe it’s because of Valentine’s Day? Actually…it’s probably because we’re always thinking of chocolate. But not just any type of chocolate. Dark chocolate!
Milk and white chocolate are higher in sugar and fillers, while dark chocolate typically has a higher cacao (cocoa) content that has been touted for its health benefits.
So, how can something that tastes so good be good for us? It’s all in the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant power of flavonoids. Dark chocolate with higher cacao content has been shown to have various health benefits that include the following:
- reduce stress
- enhance mood
- lower cholesterol
- increase cardiovascular blood flow
The higher cacao content does lend to a more bitter taste. Despite that, we still prefer dark chocolate with 65% to 90% cacao. The higher the better for our tastes. While tempting to start loading up on dark chocolate for its health benefits, remember to consult your medical practitioner to address any specific medical needs.
For us, we’ll continue to toast to our health with more dark chocolate. Cheers!
Romantic. Uplifting. Sensual.
Awaken your inner passion with our new Avocado Rose Salve! Made with the same vitamin-rich, fruit-based oils as our best-selling Avocado Lavender Salve! Our new moisturizer outsold the best seller when it debuted at this weekend’s markets!
Our all natural moisturizers are made with premium avocado oil which is widely known to help:
~ Regenerate collagen, keeping skin firm and younger looking
~ Reduce hyperpigmentation or dark spots due to blemishes, aging, and sun damage
~ Address acne-prone skin
~ Feed skin with antioxidant (anti-aging) vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, D, E and various B vitamins
~ Deeply moisturize and alleviate dry, itchy skin
Concentrated and long-lasting, use our Avocado Rose Salve on hands, lips, face, elbows…wherever you need moisturizing, and enjoy the sensuality of rose!