20 amazing cacao facts

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Just in case you needed more reasons to eat chocolate…

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Some of these are pretty amazing. They should call cacao a super food or some thing 😉

1. Raw cacao gives rush of endorphins, relaxes muscles and boosts energy.

2. Raw cacao also contains high amounts of magnesium which relaxes your muscles. Magnesium also helps to protect against osteoporosis, reduces type II diabetes, and lowers blood pressure. Raw cacao powder (2tbsp) contains 52mg or 14% of daily value. Raw cacao nibs or beans per 100 grams contain 272 mg or 65% of daily value. The recommended RDA’s for Magnesium for a Male are 420mg and 320mg for a Female.

3. Cacao is also a source of iron, which builds the blood and helps to transport oxygen around our body, as well as potassium, copper, zinc, manganese and selenium.

4. A recent study by London’s Kingston University on cyclists also found that chocolate can make you go faster and further. Consumption…

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Top 10 Chocolate Festivals in the World: Fall 2016

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Like Chocolate? Then you’re going to Love these chocolate events! Some of the biggest chocolate festivals in the world, are happening this fall. 

 

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Top 10 Chocolate Festivals this Fall


Dallas Chocolate Festival 2016: Lights, Camera, Action

September 9th- 11th

Addison, TX

More Details here


Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival 

September 10th-11th

San Francisco, CA

More information here

 

 

Las Vegas Chocolate and Pastry Show

September 15th-18th

Las Vegas, Nevada

Details here

 

 

The Big Chocolate Show

October 8th-9th

NY, New York

Details here

 

 

The Chocolate Show London


October 14th-16th

London, England

More details here 

 

 

Eurochocolate Festival 

October 14th-23rd

Perugia (by Milan)

More details here

 

 

Toronto Chocolate Festival 

October 15th-November 6th

Toronto, Canada

More Details here

 

Salon Du Chocolat

October 28th- November 1st

Paris, France

Details here 

 

 

The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show and Wine Tasting

November 11th-12th

Chicago, IL

Details here

 

The Northwest Chocolate Festival 

Seattle, WA

November 15th-18th

Details here

One Lovely Blog Award

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Thank you to Chewettes for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award! Chewettes is the home of tasty foods, cooking tips, and restaurant reviews. But my favorite thing about her site is the cow mascot and musings! 😉 Be sure to check out her site at Chewettes.

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Here are the rules of the award:

  • Post to accept the nomination
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blogs
  • List 7 things about yourself
  • Link to 10 blogs you nominate
  • Notify the recipients of their award
  • Post the rules


Random things about myself.

I giggle during scary movies. The more suspense, the more intense the laughter. (giphy)

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Although I didn’t live in the fifties, I adore soda shops and diners. Maybe it has something to do with the milkshakes and malts? Nah. (photo)

 

I prefer to write in a completely silent environment. (photo)

 

I find tranquility in the Mountains, particularly in the fall or winter months. (photo)

Visiting amusement parks makes me feel like an excited little kid. Maybe in part to the sugar-high. (photo)


You can never own too many hat boxes. Anything stored inside, feels that much more special. (photo)

 

I feed my chocolate obsession with related hobbies: baking, chocolate candy making, cake decorating,…and ordering off the dessert menu often.
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Now, for the nominees:

 

 

Bacon Loves Cookie

Just in Queso

Home, Hugs, and Huskies

Keralas.Live

Masala Vegan

Mindful Palate

My Thoughts

Root and Leaf

Tea is For Tina 

The Quirk and the Cool

 

Congratulations, Bloggers!! To accept the award, follow the rules above. Looking forward to learning more about you all!