Most of us try to limit our consumption of chocolate, but did you know that certain chocolates can actually benefit your health? Of course, processed forms of chocolate, such as sugary chocolate bars, can negatively affect your health, so we don’t recommend the things you’ll find on the checkout lines at stores. If you want to relieve stress and anxiety in your life, hot chocolate made with high-quality ingredients, like fresh cocoa, can do wonders for your well-being. Sleeeeeep brings you the perfect recipe for this, do you want to know how? Read on to know the ingredients.

Why Chocolate Is Great For Relieving Stress And Anxiety

Most of the hot chocolate that you regularly like to drink outside of your home kitchen, – yes, the one that they already sell you prepared in any cafeteria, commonly contains ingredients that are not usually very healthy. But with the recipe that we will offer you below, you will not have to worry about that, since this chocolate is different, it is homemade and all the ingredients are of the highest quality.

You also won’t have to deal with insulin spikes from added sugars that most commercial hot chocolate packages have. And if that weren’t enough, this hot chocolate will give you everything you need to relax and relieve the stress and anxiety of a tired day before bedtime.

This hot drink contains healthy fats to stabilize your blood sugar, which will help keep anxiety and insomnia at bay . In addition to providing a source of healthy fats, the raw cocoa in this recipe contains magnesium, which helps induce relaxation.

[irp posts = ”812 ″ name =” Healthy Brownie Mocha flavor (coffee and chocolate) ”]Many people are lacking in this vital mineral, and not many would be opposed to getting your magnesium in such a delicious way. In addition, the spices that you will also add to this delicious hot chocolate, a mixture of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, have anti-inflammatory compounds that can reduce anxiety and stress , while adding an explosion of flavor to your nightly drink. Its simple smell will already project you into a cozy and pleasant space in your mind, too.

Let’s not forget the countless studies that have been done linking dark chocolate consumption with lower stress levels and greater feelings of happiness. One study found that daily consumption of 40 g of dark chocolate reduced feelings of stress in women. The response of the adrenal gland, which produces cortisol, was much lower, and it was concluded that consuming dark chocolate helped dampen the brain’s response to stress.

How to Make Hot Chocolate to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Without further ado, let’s go over exactly how to make this stress and anxiety relief hot chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond milk (or whatever type of milk you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened organic cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (or any kind of organic butter)
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon collagen
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sweeten with your favorite healthy sweetener to taste

Preparation

Put the almond milk in a pot and heat adding all the ingredients little by little and stirring until everything is well combined. Keep mixing until weed. You can blend everything to make it more foamy or you can serve it directly in a cup, and enjoy.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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