A recent experiment in the marriage of seduction and sustenance yielded results so fantastic, I knew I had to share them. I call them Beautybites because they are an incredibly smart way to indulge oneself. The nutritional and holistic value of the ingredients is profound. They deftly satisfy cravings not only for sweets, but for something new and different.
So, what’s in them? It’s simple and natural: cacao, avocado fruit and coconut sugar. Here are a few of cacao’s and avocado’s beauty and mood-boosting properties:
Cacao Theobroma literally means “Food of the Gods”. It’s Native to Mexico and Central America. Precious to the ancient Aztecs and modern humankind alike, it’s a true SUPERFOOD.
Boosts the immune system and is extremely high in antioxidants.
Cacao is a natural antidepressant: it raises serotonin and endorphins and contains high levels of PEA, the love chemical (phenylethylamine). It also serves as a natural aphrodisiac due to arginine content.
Eases stress and PMS.
It’s high in skin-protecting vitamins like magnesium and vitamin C.
Cacao contains healthy Omega 6 fatty acids which promote cellular healing. Helps protect and increase blood flow to the skin. Improves skin’s hydration and complexion.
Like cacao, the avocado is Native to Mexico, Guam, and Central America. More about that below!
Avocados contain antioxidant carotenoids for healthy skin.
It improves skin’s density, thickness, tone and general appearance.
Contains Vitamin C, which is needed in order to create collagen and elastin.
Contains Vitamin E which reduces the effects that the sun’s rays has on the skin.
It also contains oleic acid, which help to maintain the moisture in the epidermal layer of the skin.
When you put cacao and avocado together in nature, you can find them in the same regions. Foods that can be grouped together by region of origin tend to enhance one another’s flavors, health benefits and the overall ecology of the land. They work together synergistically and symbiotically. In other words, it was meant to be! I want everything I do to have multiple, holistic benefits, and that extends to how I decide to indulge myself. Beautybites are an incredible treat that I can’t wait to share with you.