Lola Berry is my new friend and I am so glad that our paths crossed. She is a leading Australian nutritionist. Lola Berry and I made contact thanks to my online boutique Cleopatra’s Bling. I am proud to say she is now sporting her own cluster ring! To put the cherry on the cake, she sent me this absolutely lovely gift which left me grinning from ear to ear, not to mention munching on all the delicious raw chocolate! Her book is really informative and I’ve been reading a lot about certain nutrition facts that I had no idea about. Of course I am not trying to lose 20kgs, but for those who want to lose weight without going on extreme diets that restrict lots of enjoyable foods, this book is great as Lola has written recipes that are still satisfying while being healthy. I really suggest this book to anybody who is wanting a healthy start. Lola doesn’t only address food, but sleep and yoga also, making it a book for life really!
She was kind enough to send me beautiful chocolates from Loving Earth and Pana Chocolate. I am craving more! I’ll have to restock when I am back in Australia, being Australian products that I can’t get here in France!
Raw chocolate is not at all the same as chocolate you can buy in the supermarket. Cacao (ka·cow) is the raw, unprocessed form of chocolate.2 These untreated seeds referred to as cacao beans can be considered a superfood offering a wealth of antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. Raw chocolate contains many important vitamins and minerals including: Magnesium, and other essential minerals including calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese. Raw chocolate contains polyphenols called flavonoids, with antioxidant properties. Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, E, essential heart-healthy fat: oleic acid a monounsaturated fat, protein and fiber. It can reduce high blood pressure, improve blood circulation, promote cardiovascular function & health, neutralize free radicals and improve digestion.