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Start the day off right with a glass of delicious still mineral or filtered water with lemon <3 #realyummyfood #gapsdiet #eatclean #organic
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I used to looovvvveeee hot chocolate when I was a kid. Actually, I still do to this day.

But my preferences have changed A LOT!

When I was a kid I used to love Nestle’s Hot Chocolate. A quick squirt in your milk and you were on your way.

But when I was a kid, I didn’t read ingredient labels, and now I know — my parents didn’t either! We just grabbed what we liked and ate whatever was put in front of us.

Times sure have changed though.

With food allergies, obesity, diabetes, autism and cancer on the rise, it’s time we start paying more attention to what we put in our bodies day after day, meal after meal.

Did you even know the main ingredient in Nestle’s Hot Cocoa is sugar?!

And the next two are corn syrup solids and hydrogenated vegetable oil?!

And using deductive reasoning, since it is not labeled organic nor is it labeled non-gmo, it is most likely genetically modified sugar, corn and soybean oil and sprayed with carcinogenic pesticides!

But we don’t have to label that here in America (even though over 60 other countries have banned and/or require labeling of GMO’s).

We are literally eating science experiments, or maybe we are the science experiment itself?

Either way, it means that Nestle’s Hot Cocoa is mostly made up mostly of genetically modified sugar, genetically modified corn syrup solids, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil! Yuckkk!!

But we think it tastes good — because it IS primarily sugar!

Do you know what sugar does to your brain?

A 2012 study on rats, conducted by researchers at UCLA, found that a diet high in fructose (that’s just another word for sugar) hinders learning and memory by literally slowing down the brain! That’s after it hijacks reward pathways and releases tons of dopamine. And that’s just scratching the surface. There's often more sugar than recommended to be safe in just 1/4 cup of processed ketchup!

Just a single tablespoon of Heinz ketchup has about one teaspoon of added sugar (GMO) and is 11% of the daily limit for a man, 16% for a woman, and over 33% for an eight-year-old child! Can you believe that? A single tablespoon!

This is the actual ingredient label for Nestle’s Hot Cocoa Mix:

Sugar, Corn Syrup Solids, Vegetable Oil (Partially Hydrogenated Coconut or Palm Kernel, and Hydrogenated Soybean), Dairy Product Solids (From Milk), Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Calcium Carbonate, and Less than 2% of Salt, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Caseinate Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Guargum, Skim Milk, Sodium Aluminosilicate, Mono- and Digylcerides, Artificial Flavors, Sucralose.

Blows my mind to this day how they can get away with this! I think it’s because people are so addicted to the sugar that many of them are willing to look the other way. They don’t realize the extent that it is affecting them and don’t realize how much they could benefit from swapping out a few ingredients.

But not me! I just can’t. I have seen firsthand how food affects us, and especially our young children. And I say “No More!”

These days I like to indulge myself in foods that are a little more sophisticated and A LOT MORE nutritious!

And I’ve found that in doing so, and in selecting better ingredients, the finished products actually taste a lot better, and leave me feeling much more satisfied too. SO much more flavorful. After all, we’re not competing with much! I mean, just look at Nestle’s ingredient list above, and then look at mine:

Healthy Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

Unsweetened Almond Milk (filtered water and almonds), Raw Cacao, Raw Honey, Organic Coconut Oil, Pure Vanilla Extract, Pink Himalayan Salt.

Which one do you think looks more appetizing? I'll have you know it tastes MUCH better too!!

Takes only 5 minutes and serves 4!

Who would have ever thought that Hot Chocolate could be healthy?!

Full recipe on my blog!
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