There’s nothing more comforting then a cup of hot chocolate. Pair it with your favourite book and it’s the perfect addition to your relaxation routine. Our latest Bindi release has some very special ingredients and you can discover why everyone is obsessed with our new hot chocolate.
As with all of our Bindi products we’ve created our newest one with two important things in mind – nutritional benefit and delicious natural flavour. Chocolate lovers will delight in our newest member of the Bindi Family and reap the benefits of it’s star ingredients. So you can see why everyone is obsessed with our new hot chocolate, we’ve explained all the amazing nutrients we’ve packed into our Bindi Hot Chocolate…
A dairy free milk alternative, coconut milk is suitable for those who are lactose intolerant as well as being a vegan friendly milk alternative. Coconut milk provides a wealth of nutrients including magnesium, iron, copper, fibre as well as medium-chain triglycerides (fat) also known as MCTs.
MCT fats are highly concentrated, so you don’t need a lot to reap some of the assumed benefits of boosting brain and memory function, helping to lower blood sugar levels and assisting with weight loss. Whilst the full extent of these benefits is still being studied, one thing is certain is coconut milk contains nutrients beneficial for good health.
One of the essential amino acids needed for good health. L-tryptophan is converted to serotonin which in particular has benefits helping to regulate your mood and sleep.
Raw cacao powder is chocolate in its purest form and is exceptionally high in flavonoids with antioxidant benefits, particularly for cardiovascular health. Cacao is also one of the best sources of plant-based magnesium which is vital for protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function. Cacao is also packed with vitamins and minerals which can aid brain-power and can be a natural mood enhancer. Other benefits of cacao are blood glucose control and a reduction in appetite, which can assist in weight loss and maintenance. It is also rich in flavour making it perfect for a decadent cup of hot chocolate.
Ashwagandha has many of benefits such as boosting your brain power and helping you write your report in record time to powering through your workouts. It is also known as an adaptogen, a substance that helps you adapt to the stresses of everyday life. Adaptogens help you to perform as well as rest and repair after the stress of everyday life.
Choline has many benefits for your overall health including: helping to metabolise fats, cell maintenance and DNA synthesis. In particular choline is beneficial for the nervous system helping you transition into a restful sleep.
Monk Fruit Extract
Monk fruit is a small green fruit that resembles a melon. It is native to southeast Asia and was first used by Buddhist monks in the 13th century. Monk fruit extract is around 200 times sweeter than sugar. Also monk fruit extract contains no carbohydrates, fats or sodium making it a great substitution for traditional sugar.
Inositol is a naturally occurring compound and plays a role in many bodily processes. It can affect the neurotransmitters in your brain, particularly serotonin and may be helpful to reduce anxiety. Inositol may have other health benefits such as weight loss, improvement in insulin sensitivity, blood lipids and blood pressure.
Magnesium is an essential electrolyte for energy production and is a powerful nutrient with significant health benefits. It helps to carry out tasks such as regulating muscle and nerve function, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Magnesium plays an important role in muscle function during exercise, helping to minimise the risk of muscular cramping. It can also improve sleep by helping activate nervous system mechanisms that can quiet and calm you.
By infusing soothing magnesium into our hot chocolate, you can take the aches and stresses of the day away and an evening hot chocolate will help you on your way to a restful night’s sleep. We hope you love the taste of our ‘Bindi Hot Chocolate Magnesium Sleep Blend’ and can see why everyone is obsessed with our new hot chocolate
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