Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pepp-raw-Mint Patty

Just a quick post to let you all know that I have perfected my "Pepp-raw-mint Patty!" It even makes the "swoosh" sound so famously attached to the York's SAD version (if you don't know what that means, it stands for Standard American Diet, which fittingly, happens to be a very sad thing indeed). But this minty, refreshing, melt-in-your-mouth piece of heaven is healthy!! Wahoo! Not only does it taste amazing, but it has health benefits: coconut oil (one of the ingredients I use to make the filling) is high in lauric acid. In the body, this is converted into monolaurin, which is claimed to fight viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as colds, the flu, herpes, and even HIV. Coconut oil supports the immune system, digestion, weight loss/control, skin and hair, the liver and kidneys, and even the teeth (coconut oil facilitates the absorption of calcium in the body). Add that to the superfood cacao in the raw chocolate outer shell, and we have a health masterpiece. Cacao has been found to be higher in antioxidants than both red wine and green tea (4x the amount in green tea), and because it raises seretonin, endorphins and phenylethylamine (the neurotransmitter responsible for the high we feel when in love), it promotes a positive outlook and acts as an anti depressant. (Speaking from personal experience, I definitely became happier once I started eating chocolate on a daily basis. Haha) Cacao is also one of the best sources of magnesium, which regulates brain chemistry, keeps the heart functioning properly, our bones strong, and aids in absorption of calcium and potassium.....So, are you ready to "get the (healthy) sensation?"

1 comment:

  1. Oh my god! I am such a foodie and I so enjoy looking at and reading about your treats! Thank you.