What makes Elements Truffles Ayurvedic and Other Chocolate Not-So Ayurvedic?
It all comes down to balance.
Ayurveda teaches us that by living a balanced lifestyle we can achieve harmony and experience our true nature. More specifically, when we eat a balanced diet based on the needs of our individual constitution, we experience a state of balance in our whole being – body, mind, and spirit. We feel grounded, energized, sharp, creative, and connected to ourselves and others.
The issue with chocolate products from conventional brands is their highly processed nature. For example, most store-bought chocolate is made with large quantities of processed sugar and preservatives. One typical bar contains cane sugar, milk, chocolate, cocoa butter, lecithin, natural flavormilk chocolate sugar (what?) and natural flavor (again, what?).
Elements Truffles, on the other hand, keep it simple. All Elements Truffles products are made with all-natural, locally-sourced ingredients that increase prana (life force energy) and support the attainment of balance in mind, body, and spirit. All chocolates are made with three staple ingredients: Raw Cacao Butter (Peruvian Criollo), Raw Honey, and Organic Raw Cacao Powder, along with our specially-crafted additions. Our Peppermint Inflused with Lavendar Bar, for instance, contains Peppermint Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Flowers and Himalayan Sea Salt. We don’t use “natural flavor” because our flavors are truly from nature.
Most processed chocolates can lead to imbalance, according to Ayurveda, as their high sugar content increases the Kapha dosha and their processed nature lowers prana. This can disturb the dosha balance and lead to ill effects (think weight gain, acne, dullness, and cravings). Elements Truffles, on the other hand, are sweetened simply by using honey, and each bar contains only 5 grams of sugar.
You might be thinking, “Chocolate is chocolate. How can Elements actually be healthier than others?”
Remember what we said about balance? Our chocolate is crafted with a special blend of ingredients that complement each other and are highly Saatvic in nature. Saatva is a Sanskrit word that means purity, harmony, and balance. Our ingredients also support digestion, and a healthy digestion, according to Ayurveda, is key to a healthy life.
The beauty of Ayurveda is that you do not have to sacrifice decadence in order to experience that state of harmony. So bring on the cacao! (In moderation, of course)
Author : Lucia Whalen
Lucia Whalen started a daily meditation practice in 2012 and has been hooked ever since. A writer based in Chicago, Lucia finds journalism to be the perfect platform for communicating her passion for the potential for meditation, yoga, urban agriculture and gardening, and natural medicine helping solve the current political, health, and social issues that face humanity today. When not writing, Lucia is working as on sustainability issues in Chicago, giving Climate Reality presentations, performing comedy, and trying to learn the lyrics to every Hamilton song.