Getting Heart Healthy with CocoaVia

This is a sponsored post for Review Wire Media on behalf of CocoaVia™.

I personally never considered myself a supplements person. I thought, "I can just get everything I need from food". But honestly? It is really hard to get everything you need, daily to help your body perform at its best just by food alone. Though I do believe a well balanced diet and regular exercise routine are key, I have been looking into different supplements.

Recently, I was introduced to CocoaVia™. CocoaVia™ is a plant-based, daily cocoa extract supplement that delivers 450 mg of cocoa flavanols in every serving and has been clinically proven in numerous scientific studies to improve heart and brain health by increasing blood flow and pushing nutrients throughout the body. The flavanols in CocoaVia™ ensures that your entire brain remains nourished and can perform at its best, every single day. Their product has been used in over a dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers and is backed by 20 years of scientific research. I have been adding their Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Cocoa Flavanol Drink Mix to my daily cup of coffee. I love that I can just add supplements to something I plan to consume anyways. It gives my coffee a mocha taste which I am loving!

Scientific studies have shown that cocoa flavanols increase nitric oxide levels in your body. Nitric oxide is a super-molecule that contributes to the health of your cardiovascular system. This cocoa extract is the key ingredient in the CocoaVia™ supplement, and thanks to the Cocoapro® process, they use the freshest cocoa beans possible to make this extract. In fact, they are one of the few companies that can actually trace their beans back to the Indonesian farmers who grow the cocoa.

Not only can you add their drink mixes to coffee, but milk, protein shakes, oatmeal, and even hot chocolate. If you are mixing it with cold beverages, you will need to shake vigorously or use a blender or milk frother to help the product dissolve evenly. I decided to add the original flavor CocoaVia™ stick pack in these Pumpkin Spice Muffins four ingredients (including the CocoaVia™ - I used two sticks, but I suggest four) and super easy. For all the pumpkin spice fans out there, did you know that they sell pumpkin spice all year long? Neither did I! For the recipe, all you have to do is take 1 box spice cake mix, 1 can pumpkin, and 1/4 cup water. Next, mix all the ingredients, including the CocoaVia™ stick packs, then bake for 18 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Since CocoaVia™ can be consumed in hot or cold beverages, I thought it was a good idea to bake with it. It ended up adding a great flavor to the muffins. I just dollop tablespoons into muffin pans, but you freely round them out for a nicer shape. I ended up making about 18 muffins.

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What do you do to keep your heart healthy?

This is a sponsored post for the Review Wire Media on behalf of CocoaVia™. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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