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Archive for July, 2010

NOT ALL DARK CHOCOLATE IS THE SAME…


Tcho Organic Chocolate is unique; consider the way coffee beans are roasted to create different blends or Wine grapes after Harvest, Tcho Organic Chocolate takes the Cacao bean and roasts them into unique dark richness, creating healthy flavors such as Citrus, Nutty, Dark and Fruity. The chocolate does not contain fruit or nuts, only the essence they have derived from roasting the Cacao beans. The variety includes Roasted Cacao Nibs, “Citrus” Madagascar, terrific for cooking.

I have been making chocolate for the past year and when I came to Tcho, there was no looking back. A unique and healthy choice of culinary deliciousness that benefits you with each bite you take.

The cacao plant, to be more precise contains cell-protective photochemical, more commonly referred to as “antioxidants.” Researchers have discovered that a standard dark chocolate candy bar contains about twice as much antioxidants as a glass of red wine. (LiveStrong.com)

Chocolate contains large amounts of antioxidants that protect the heart, lower blood pressure, improve cognition, and are an anti-inflammatory that effect mood elevation. Phytochemicals in chocolate may also prevent cancer. Now, take a bite!

Available at Whole Foods & www.tcho.com

HAPPY JULY 4Th & Sunscreen!


Wishing everyone a great holiday. I hope you are out enjoying yourself, eating terrific food, spending time with family and friends and experiencing out of bounds fireworks!

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This entry is short and sweet… As I head out to the beach, I am sharing with you a new Sunscreen that I am using which is Chemical-free. Who knows what is in the water these days, so this Sun Shield as they call it, protects not only your face and body, but does not contaminate the Ocean.

MYCHELLE Dermaceuticals is non-irrtating, and has a creamy texture when applying to ones skin. The Sunblock is Zinclear, for all skin types, non toxic and Reef safe.

They have a complete line which I will provide more detail on at a later time, as well as an array of different paraben free sunblock choices. I like MYCHELLE because it not only protects my skin, but still allows me a bit of color without any redness or burn.

So as you head out into the Sunshine, please cover up and check the labels so that you are free of  toxins while celebrating our Independence Day!

MYCHELLE Sun Shield is SPF 28, a full spectrum sun block and organic aloe that preserves skins moisture but does not clog your pores or sting eyes.

What are you major skin concerns? Share them with me and I will provide you natural alternatives to enhance your skin and treat it well for thelong term results.

Have a fantastic holiday and a chemical free Summer!

Nanci Jo Saper