How to Make Calming Hot Chocolate to Relive Stress and Anxiety

Many people that want to have healthy lifestyle, limit their intake of chocolate, but there are some chocolates that can turn to be really healthy for you. There is no doubt that you should avoid processed chocolates like candy bars because they can cause so many health problems. If you make yourself a hot chocolate out of high-quality ingredients you can relive anxiety and stress. It sounds amazing right? If you use fresh cacao, you can improve your health.

Plus in these cold days you will really need hot chocolate to keep you warm. That is why you should try making yourself a cup of hot chocolate each night and not only that is tasty, but it can do miracles for your health. In this article you will have the opportunity to learn how to make yourself a hot chocolate at home and what are the benefits from it.

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Chocolate Effects and Benefits

As we mentioned previously, you can relieve stress and anxiety with the help of hot chocolate. Most hot chocolate are packed with hidden ingredients that can turn to be really dangerous for your health, but that is not the same with the beverage that we are going to present to you in this article. You will not have to deal with insulin spikes from the added sugars (that is present in almost all hot chocolate if you read the labels). The best part about this beverage is that it will relax you and calm you like nothing ever before.

It is so effective in this cause because it can normalize your blood sugar levels due to the healthy fats it contains and that will not only solve the problem with anxiety and stress but with insomnia as well. Raw cocoa is not only a great source of healthy fats but also of magnesium and that can as well help in the process of relaxation. This beverage is also recommended to all people that are suffering from deficiency of magnesium, and the best part is that they can solve their problem with a very tasty beverage. What can also help in relieving the stress and anxiety are the anti-inflammatory compounds found in the spices (nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon) and they will enrich the taste of your hot chocolate.

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The connection between consumption of dark chocolate and stress levels has been discovered on numerous studies and all of them proved that dark chocolate can indeed relieve stress and it can increase your feeling of happiness. What can relive stress in females is daily consumption of 40g of dark and/or milk chocolate and this has been discovered on the latest studies

Here are the ingredients needed for preparation of the healthy hot chocolate:

-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract;

-1 cup of milk from your choice, but it is recommended to be almond milk;
-1 tablespoon of collagen;
-1 tablespoon of cacao;
-a pinch of nutmeg;
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon;
-1 teaspoon of coconut oil;
-1 teaspoon ghee (or any type of butter from your choice);
-1/4 teaspoon of cardamom.

Here is the preparation method:

The preparation is quite easy despite the fact that they are quite a few ingredients needed for the preparation. All you have to do is to place the almond milk (or the milk that you have chosen) in a pot and to place that pot on a heat and to wait until the milk reaches its boiling point. After that you should stir in the rest of the ingredients, to pour in a mug and your hot chocolate is ready. Try it even today, and enjoy a delicious cup of ‘health’.

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