This 3-ingredient Hot Chocolate is so decadent and simple to make that you might just become addicted – like I have! It's healthy as well, containing benefits like helping to reduce stress and cholesterol, improving sleep and more. If you've been trying to eat healthier and cut the sweets, this recipe is perfect for you. It satisfies those sweet cravings without the guilt.
If you've read my big announcement from last week, then you know I'm on a new health mission and that is to have an easy, natural healthy pregnancy and labor. One food that helps promote that is DATES! Research has shown that women who consumed 6 dates a day in the last part of their pregnancy showed to have a shorter first stage labor, dilated faster than women who didn't eat dates and were less likely to have to be induced. I've personally had a few friends like the Detoxinista who have consumed dates while pregnant and they swear their labor was less painful because of it.
Even if you're not pregnant, dates are a wonderful sweetener to eat. I've always been a fan of using them in recipes because they've shown to be one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Don't be freaked out by their sugar content either. One study showed people who were stuffed with dates for a month had “no adverse effects on blood sugar or weight, and beneficial improvements in triglycerides and antioxidant stress levels.”