Drink Choffy instead of coffee for a healthy alternative
Got Choffy? Choffy is ground, roasted cocoa beans that you brew just like coffee but, unlike coffee, Choffy has only trace amounts of caffeine and is loaded with antioxidants that can improve your health.
Caffeine or not caffeine?
Many people question whether there is caffeine in chocolate. According to Dr. Eric Durtschi, D.C., "Contrary to popular opinion, cacão is a poor source of caffeine. A typical sample of cacão beans will yield anywhere from zero caffeine to 1,000 parts per million of caffeine (less than 1/20th of the caffeine present in coffee).
Unlike caffeine, Theobromine will give you a noticeable increase in energy without making you feel nervous and jittery. In February 2008, Dr. Gabriel Cousens discovered in clinical tests on healthy people that cacão does not elevate blood sugar in the same way as caffeine containing foods or beverages. In fact, Dr. Cousens found that cacão has less of an effect on blood sugar than nearly any other food."
Health benefits of Choffy:
Some of the nuitrients contained in Choffy are:
How to brew Choffy:
Choffy can be brewed in a coffee maker but the preferred method of steeping it is to use a French Press. Never used a French Press? View slide show with instructions on making Choffy with a French Press here.
|Serving size||8 oz|
|Total Carbohydrates||3 grams|
Don't throw out your used grounds, you can add them to a smoothie for extra chocolate flavor and health benefits. For more ideas and recipes for Choffy click here.
To purchase choffy locally in Allentown area contact Xaviera Komonka at firstname.lastname@example.org
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