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BODY of Santa Fe Introduces Healthy Chocolate for the Holidays: Raw & Vegan, Organic Chocolates and Truffles use few Ingredients, Increase Health Benefits


BODY of Santa Fe's cafe is known for its healthy, whole foods; for the holidays it announces specialty organic holiday chocolates and truffles in both raw and vegan options made from the cacao beans from one, family-run, organic farm in Venezuela. This method of producing organic chocolate with few ingredients and no preservatives is not only tasty, it preserves the health benefits that chocolate is known for, including stress relieving qualities and free radical-fighting antioxidants.

Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

BODY of Santa Fe announces the availability of its handmade truffles and raw, vegan and organic collection of holiday chocolates for the 2012 season.

Made in BODY's own kitchen, owner Lorin Parrish custom designs recipes for two types of chocolate: raw/vegan/organic and truffles. The raw chocolate is made from cacao beans from a single-family farm in Venezuela and remains unheated while the truffles are made with wild crafted dark or milk chocolate and all organic ingredients.

Both types are examples of how healthy chocolate can be when it's produced with high quality cacao and other organic products, something that is reinforced by the simplicity of the list of ingredients found in BODY's chocolates. The raw chocolates contain only raw cacao, raw cacao butter, raw cacao paste, raw coconut oil and Yacon root syrup while the truffles are made with four ingredients: cacao, cream, milk and raw sugar. In addition, the chocolates can be flavored with an infusion of such flavors as lavender, ginger, chili pepper and more.

“People love to indulge and give sweet gifts during the holidays, but there is a way to do both in a way that is truly healthy,” said Lorin. “Chocolate is often created from cacao beans from multiple sources and over processed, so it loses its health benefits. At BODY we aim to create special holiday treats that nourish.”

The much-touted nutritional benefits of raw cacao range from reducing cataracts to improving heart function to alleviating stress. The theobromine naturally found in raw cacao is a mild, non-addictive stimulant that some believe can treat depression. Raw cacao is higher in free radical fighting antioxidant flavanoids, sulfur and magnesium—more so than fruit, tea or wine. The essential fatty acids found in chocolate may help the body to raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol.

BODY's chocolates can be purchased at BODY of Santa Fe's café.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Hobson, JLH Media
505.603.8643; Jennifer(at)jlhmedia(dot)com


About BODY of Santa Fe: Founded by Lorin Parrish in 2004, BODY is a yoga, Tai Chi Chih and dance studio, café, spa, fitness center and boutique as well as a childcare center and yoga teacher training facility located in downtown Santa Fe. Built on the premise of functioning as a community center that inspires and encourages wellness, BODY is known for its commitment to sustainable, organic and fair-trade products in its boutique and selections of raw and vegan food as well as wheat, dairy and sugar free meals. BODY's café includes selections of wild line-caught fish and locally grown chicken and lamb as well as organic wine, local organic beer and sake, veggie cocktails and elixirs. A new 200 hour Vinyasa teacher-training program, BODY Yoga School, began in spring of 2012. BODY was recently voted by Santa Feans as the best yoga studio, restaurant for vegetarians and place for a facial and massage. For more information, please visit or call 505.986.0362.

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