The Sweet Benefits of Organic Chocolate
Chocolate is one of the most beloved foods in the world.
Did you know that the scientific name for chocolate is Theobroma cacao, which translates to “food of the gods.” And it’s no surprise since so many of us love this divine treat.
Organic chocolate comes from cacao trees, with each tree producing approximately 2,500 beans. It then takes 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate. Of course, not all chocolate is made the same.
Milk chocolate isn’t always the best choice, and for those who want a healthier option, organic chocolate is the way to go.
Our family here at Baked Smart Cookie is proud to announce that we only use organic chocolate in our cookies because we know that it makes for a more wholesome treat - and a more delicious cookie!
If you’re wondering what makes organic chocolate so special, we’re happy to share a few of the amazing benefits this food has to offer you and your family.
The Fantastic Benefits of Organic Chocolate
1.-Healthier For Farmers
Cacao trees, like many other fruit and vegetable crops, are grown with chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
Unfortunately, these products can have negative effects on users, like farmers and farm laborers. Being exposed to such chemicals can cause stinging eyes, rashes, blindness, dizziness, and a number of other serious conditions.
On the other hand, when we look at organic chocolate production practices, these harmful chemicals are not used. Instead, biodynamic and organic fertilizers are employed. These organic methods are better for farmers and their hands, allowing them to work without putting their health at risk.
2.-Sweet for the Environment
In addition to affecting the health of farmers and farm laborers, the chemicals used in the mass production of chocolate also have a significant negative effect on the environment.
These chemicals are designed to kill surrounding pests so that the crops can maintain their integrity, but in the process, other animals and plants are eliminated as well. Also, if cacao crops are near a body of water, the pesticides can make their way into the water system, destroying the water ecosystem as well.
Organic methods are a better alternative since no synthetic chemicals are used in this process. When purchasing organic chocolate, you will be supporting a cleaner and healthier production process.
3.-Good for Your Body
Last, but certainly not least, organic chocolate has various positive effects on your body, such as potentially protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The antioxidants found in organic chocolate have been shown to prevent the signs of aging and wrinkles.
Additionally, organic chocolate is good for the heart because of the magnesium that it contains. The key is in the flavonoids, which are another form of antioxidants. These molecules help improve blood circulation, reduce the risks of a heart attack, and protect your body against cardiovascular disease.
Organic chocolate can also aid in brain function. Studies have shown the food can improve memory and improve blood flow to the brain. Some studies have even suggested that organic chocolate can aid in the prevention of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Baked Smart Cookie Uses Organic Chocolate
With all these wonderful benefits of organic chocolate, who wouldn’t want to eat it?
This is why we use organic chocolate in our one-of-a-kind healthy cookies. If you have been looking for a sweet treat that delivers healthy (and tasty) ingredients, you’ve come to the right place because we have mastered the art of healthy and scrumptious at Baked Smart Cookie.
We also understand the importance of providing only the best for children. That’s why we pride ourselves on delivering a healthy cookie filled with fruits and veggies that are sure to satisfy kids, especially those who won’t eat their vegetables.