Hormone Balancing – Lisa Washington

by Flourish Digital Magazine

DARK CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER POPSICLE ~ THAT’S A THING?

What if you could enjoy a popsicle during these upcoming hot summer months—and it could perhaps balance out your hormones and give you a bit of energy? Would you try it? Yes?

Yes, of course you would! And it’s chocolate!

 

Let’s get into the nutrition of these delicious popsicles. These popsicles are loaded with good fat, anti-oxidants, protein and fiber—all the things our bodies need to keep our hormones balanced, our tummies happy and our minds a little calmer. Dark chocolate is loaded with two key hormone-balancing agents: magnesium and iron (for energy). Dark chocolate also has the ability to aid in lowering cortisol. Cortisol is a steroid hormone that helps regulate many functions in the body, including metabolism. Our metabolism is the process by which our bodies convert what we eat and drink into energy. In addition to these amazing benefits, dark chocolate also helps release mood-boosting hormones, like serotonin and dopamine.

 

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