What is an Antioxidant?

Big word. Big benefits. An anti-oxidant is the name given to particular beneficial compounds that can be found in many of your foods or drinks. Anti-oxidants have a primary goal of reducing oxidation within the body and fighting off harmful free radicals to provide you with optimal health and reduce the likelihood of illness or disease. Free Radicals can develop in your body due to factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, excessive smoking/drinking alcohol and environmental toxins (You can read more about free radicals in my blog post on the topic). Therefore, you require anti-oxidants in your diet to combat these issues and support your wellbeing. Without them, free radicals can roam around as they please within your body and lead to the potential development of illness or disease, and none of us want that!

So how can you be sure that you are getting enough anti-oxidants in your diet? Well, it all depends on the foods and drinks that you are consuming and their anti-oxidant levels. There are a number of sources that are considered antioxidants, including vitamins, minerals, catechins and more. Some rich sources of anti-oxidants are:

  • Vegetables – such as pumpkin, eggplant, broccoli, onion, spinach and carrots.
  • Fruits – such as berries, mangoes, apricots, tomatoes, oranges and grapes.
  • Lean red meat
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Red wine
  • Green tea
  • Raw cacao chocolate

Another key way to nourish your body with anti-oxidants is via your body’s largest and most absorbent organ, your skin. My natural body scrubs are all natural, cruelty free and free from harsh or synthetic chemicals, with key ingredients that are high in anti-oxidants and other nutrients that can behelp to improve the appearance of  your skin. My Raw Cacao Body Scrub and Green Tea Body Scrub are anti-oxidant machines that your skin will love. Just one spoonful of raw cacao powder can contain tens of thousands of anti-oxidants, which is more than red wine, goji, acai, and blueberries combined!

Set a date with me and feel the difference of skin that is soft, nurtured and hydrated.

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What is Raw Cacao?


There’s a superfood on the market which is turning everyone’s deepest darkest chocolate fantasies into healthy, achievable alternatives and it's one of my key ingredients! Raw cacao is the name given to the unprocessed version of the substance extracted from the cacao plant. Yes, this is the same plant that is the source of cocoa or the main ingredient in the beloved chocolate. The difference however, is that cocoa is processed at significantly high temperatures and refined to a point that it loses most of its nutritional content. Raw cacao on the other hand, remains unprocessed and maintains much of its nutritional benefits, and this is why it has becoming a staple ingredient in many healthier chocolate recipes and of course, me.

Apart from the benefits of consuming raw cacao, there are also benefits in applying it to your skin and this is why it's one of my main ingredients. Have you ever heard of chocolate wraps or scrubs being used at the day spa? Well now you can have a little piece of indulgence at your own home with results that are sure to leave a lasting impression. My Raw Cacao Body Scrub incorporates raw cacao as its primary ingredient, which not only has great benefits for your skin but makes you smell like delicious chocolate. Let me tell you a little more about the benefits of raw cacao:

  • High in antioxidants and vitamins like magnesium and vitamin C.
  • Consists of healthy omega 6 fatty acids and raw enzymes that can rejuvenate the appearance of your skin
  • Increases blood flow to the skin which can improve your skin's hydration, complexion and reduce the likelihood of developing stretch marks
  • Relieves dry skin

So if you want to keep chocolate in your life and have it benefit your wellbeing then pick up my Raw Cacao Body Scrub and it’s a date.

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