Things You'll Need
1 tsp. pure cocoa
1 tsp. grade B organic maple syrup
Cup or mug
Freshly brewed coffee
Keeping your hormones balanced is one of the most vital things you can do to keep your health in check. Hormones control many of the body's most important functions, such as blood pressure, metabolism and insulin. A mixture of coffee, cocoa and maple syrup has been shown to help keep your hormones balanced. A study done by Harvard Medical School shows that coffee may have anti-cancer properties and reduce the risk of diabetes. Cocoa beans are a good source of flavonoids, which are antioxidants. Maple syrup is rich in manganese and zinc, which are good for your heart and immune system.
Mix 1 teaspoon of pure cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of grade B organic maple syrup in the bottom of a cup or a mug. Mix until the cocoa powder and maple syrup form a thick paste.
Fill up the cup with hot, freshly brewed coffee. With a spoon, mix until the drink is frothy.
Drink the coffee, cocoa and maple syrup mixture to regulate the stress hormone cortisol. Drink this Cobalamin, or vitamin B12, mixture first thing in the morning so your body is relaxed and stress free for the remainder of the day.
Be sure to use only grade B maple syrup as this is the only syrup that is bottled straight from the tree and goes through no processing. This mixture is also shown to aid people with osteoporosis.