have you heard of chocolate herbs?

Owning an Organics and Health Blog does not stop me from my chocolates cravings every now and then.These days, I only choose dark chocolates due to the presence of antioxidants like polyphenols combat free-radicals which are normally produced in our bodies.

It even surprised me when I came across a Chocolate Herbs Shopping Store where several Liquid Chocolate Herbs can be bought online. Apparently, the benefits of these tasty Chocolate Herbs can help to reduce sugar cravings because you are already getting your sweet treat in a healthy way with the organic chocolate and agave contained in each of the formulas.

Most of us know that chocolate has been a symbol of love for centuries due to theobromine, a stimulant to the brain that creates a pleasurable effect. Chocolate also contains antioxidants that may lower cancer and heart disease risk. However, chocolate is also very high in fat, so self-restraint should be exercised. Dark chocolates are usually lower in sugar, but higher in antioxidants and theobromine than milk chocolate. I guess with these facts, you don’t need to wait for another birthday, wedding or Halloween invitations to enjoy these decadent treats.

foods for your skin health

The last few days had been hectic for me as I was busy over our last mega project of the year. As such, I was suffering from a flu that led to a throat infection then fever and chills. I’m glad the fever and chills are over. As a result of the haze and stress, my skin is suffering a little too.

One the most important components of skin health is vitamin A, and probably one of the best sources of it is low-fat dairy products. It could be said the health of our skin depends on vitamin A. Low-fat yogurt is not only high in vitamin A, but also acidophilus, the “live” bacteria that is good for intestinal health. Turns out, it may also have an impact on the skin, since it aids in digestion.  Other good sources of vitamin A include cod liver oil, sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy vegetables, and fortified breakfast cereals.

It’s important to also make sure you’re eating foods rich in antioxidants, such as blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and plums. The benefits of these foods for healthy skin are plentiful. The antioxidants and other phytochemicals in these fruits can protect the skin cells, so there is less chance for damage.  This in turn guards against premature aging, and keeps skin looking younger longer.  Other fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants include artichokes, black, red, and pinto beans, prunes, and pecans.

For a good skin moisturizer, you may like to check out Purely Shea, an organic Shea Butter skincare.