A Raw Organic Good-for-You Chocolate Bar: Monatê

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The health benefits of raw chocolate (the purer the better) is pretty remarkable: it's loaded with free-radical-fighting antioxidants, minerals like calcium and magnesium,  and B Vitamins. Raw (or really dark chocolate) has also shown to raise serotonin levels, improve cardiovascular health and brain function, reduce the unwanted hormone cortisol, and lower inflammation. The catch: where you get your chocolate from, the quality of it, and the ingredients added to it (if any) really matters. Which is why, I'll be spotlighting my favorite, healthiest (bean-to-bar) good-for-you chocolate bars over the next couple of weeks. 


Monatê Raw Artisan Chocolate

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Healthy Chocolate Bar Pick

Monatê's chocolate is made with magic and love (and is cunningly free of any additives, sugar, dairy, and other nasties). This makes their bars totally guilt-free and filled with antioxidants, essential minerals, heart-healthy fats, and natural bliss chemicals. Monatê's mission is simple: to save the world with raw, artisan chocolate. Luxuriously and exclusively hand-crafted and made with single-origin ethically sourced cacao beans, their chocolate-making process is sustainable and driven by passion. Monatê (pronounced Maw-nah-tee) means delicious in the african language, Sotho — and trust me, their bars truly taste incredible! Each bar is packaged in a unique african-print wrapper and inspired by the natural beauty and culture of South Africa. The Himalayan Sea Salt bar has a perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors and an intensely earthy dark chocolate taste. Yum! It's a bar of real soul superfood that's really good for you and also good for the environment. Bonus: It's suitable for vegans.