Chocolate Is Good For You
Yes, it’s true. Not only does it fulfil an inner need, but it’s rich in antioxidants and, boy, do we need them.
Just one thing, though, it needs to be the right sort of chocolate, i.e. dark chocolate of at least 85% cacao.
I can’t say that the sort found on supermarket shelves particularly fulfils my inner desires, so we came up with our own, homemade recipe. Even better, it contains raw cacao powder and coconut oil, both of which are good for us.
It’s quick to make, as you’ll see from our video.
I’ve set out the chocolate recipe and instructions, below, and you can find the recipes to other suitable treats for the anti-Parkinson’s diet in the Treats pages in the Recipe section of this website.
There’s so much we can do by using nutrition to combat the causes of our Parkinson’s. By addressing the , we can help reduce our need for medication. Though only do this in consultation with your physician.
1 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup ground almonds (I buy it powder form but you can blend your own)
1 cup coconut oil
½ cup maple syrup
1 cup chopped nuts (brazils, almonds, pecans etc, whichever you prefer)
Dried fruit (raisins, dates, cranberries etc, whichever you prefer)
Place cling film over sizeable baking tray
Warm coconut oil in pan or microwave until in liquid form
Add maple syrup to pan
Stir in cacao powder and ground almonds
Stir in nuts and fruit
Pour fully stirred liquid into baking tray, allow to cool for a few minutes then place in fridge.
It’s ready to eat after 2-3 hours. Simply chop into squares and enjoy.
Keep stored in fridge