How Chocolate Benefits Our Health

Aloha Dear Friends,

A chocolate a day keeps the doctor away. Many of you reading my blogs can see how much I enjoy sharing useful information on expanding our consciousness and wellness.

It is easy for me to write about how incredible the Hawaii real estate market is, and I can do my best to persuade you to buy a dream home on Big Island Hawaii. So I enjoy splashing a bit of both into my blogs.

I Have a Confession… I’m a Chocoholic. Here’s Why:

Chocolate (cacao) contains Phenylethylamine (PEA), which is a chemical found in the brain of happy people.

When you fall in love, then your PEA level will shoot up. Ditto for just having a happy feeling and lust for life. So in other words, eating chocolate can makes you blissful.

It is very important for you to enjoy only healthy chocolate, not Hershey stuff. Always look at the ingredients, if you do not know what an ingredient is, don’t eat it or google the health effects first, especially stay away from any foods starting with the words momo, or irradicated.

Cacao was widely used by the ancient Maya civilization, and they used the cacao beans as currency. Can you imagine today using cacao beans to pay your taxes? Cacao was seen as a ‘food of the Gods.’

How Does Chocolate Benefit Our Health?

Chocolate contains more magnesium than any other food. Magnesium is a very common mineral deficiency in the west. It is the most powerful stress-relieving mineral. Magnesium also relaxes the muscles and builds strong bones and teeth.

In the 1500s, cacao was used as a medicine and acted as a carrier in the administration of other remedies. The medicinal use of cacao lied its ability to treat weak patients with a variety of dis-ease. It was particularly known to improve digestion and stimulate kidney and bowel function.

In addition to the cacao bean, the oil/butter was used in the treatment of skin problems including eczema, psoriasis, and burns. Today, cacao oil is considered a beauty aid in its use as a skin moisturizer and lubricating agent.

With over 300 amazing identifiable chemical compounds, cacao is one of the most 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-aging elements.

Big Island Hawaii has an abundant supply of incredible Cacao Trees, especially in Waipio Valley.

My Secret Chocolate Recipe

  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 4 tbsp coconut manna
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp ashwagandha
  • a dash sea salt

Fuse with love and enjoy dunking a banana in the yumminess and let yourself melt away. It’s no mystery that chocolate continues to captivate our taste buds with its rich bittersweet dance on our palette.

Have a powerful day, dear readers, and remember if you’re looking to buy or sell on Big Island Hawaii, I’m your girl!

Satori Ebedes

About the Author

Satori Ebedes

Satori Ebedes is a REALTOR Salesperson with Hawai'i Life. Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible. Satori understands that real estate is more than just a transaction, it’s a life changing experience here in Hawaii. She takes great pride in the relationships she builds and always works persistently on clients behalf to assist them achieve their real estate goals through her exceptional and personalized service. With two decades of experience, Satori specialized in the high end luxury real estate market in South Florida, property management and vacation rentals. Satori migrated west from South Africa over 20 year ago to South Florida, through Sedona and ultimately settled down on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she fell in love with the “Aloha Spirit”. She has also travelled to over 15 countries and brings a global perspective that guides her to unite the gap in the diverse real estate market in Hawaii. On her journey she has discovered how important it is to bridge a healthy lifestyle by living in a beautiful environment. Satori is focused on luxury lifestyle properties and her motto is “One Life”. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 333-2127.

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Sylvie Weylman

February 14, 2020

I am a chocoholic too LOL

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