Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Jonry and Erica just came back from a development trip out in Korea and China. They were gone for 3 weeks and when they came back, they brought a whole bunch of treats... some of which were a few bars of chocolate. Jonry in particular developed a liking and a slight addiction to cacao chocolate. I looked it up because I heard before that it was good for you. I just didn't really know what was good about it.  Check it out:

With over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, cacao is one of the most complex and pleasurably satisfying foods on the planet. In its raw form, cacao contains anandamide (a euphoric substance), arginine (a natural aphrodisiac), neurotransmitters that stimulate and balance brain activity, tryptophan (an anti-depressant), antioxidants and other beneficial compounds known to have rejuvenating and anti-ageing elements. Cacao is high in the mineral magnesium, essential for helping the heart to pump blood efficiently, building strong bones, and lowering blood pressure. In fact, the strong desire for chocolate during the female menstrual cycle may be related to cravings for magnesium, a mineral with calming qualities. Cacao is a good source of the beauty mineral sulphur, responsible for healthy skin, nails and hair.

Here are some other chocolates they brought back...

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