Healing Inflammation With Superfoods

While inflammation can help protect the body from infection and illness, the danger of chronic inflammation (sometimes caused by refined sugars and processed foods) is that it may lead to inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, or worse. Luckily, many of the conditions stemming from inflammation may be lessened or prevented by commonly found superfoods.

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A Note From Our Founders

Chocolate had been a very important part of our lives (as I’m sure is true for many of you). Our mom ran her own bakeshop from our kitchen in Mexico where we grew up. She’d always bake an extra cake for us to frost and we knew how to make chocolate brownies before most kids knew how to pour cereal. We grew up knowing that chocolate was pleasurable and it represented love and comfort. As we grew older it became one of the things we turned to when we were feeling emotional, wanted to treat ourselves or express our love on special occasions. 

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The Simple Beauty of Romancing Oneself

While we enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful ways that couples and groups celebrated February 14th, our team took time, each in our own ways, to give loving attention, care, and romance to ourselves. Which is what Live A Lot is all about, really! The enduring practice of self-love.We're excited to sare some delicious new products coming soon!! We are so grateful for each of you who consume our chocolate, believe in us, and share your support - stay tuned for more Live A Lot goodness. May you have a blessed 2018.

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The Benefits of Black Maca

There are many varieties of maca, including red and yellow, and each have their own characteristics & benefits. Also known as Lepidium meyenii, Black Maca is actually a plant originally grown in the highlands of Peru. A rich source of protein and essential vitamins, such as vitamin C, iron, potassium and manganese, Black Maca is the most common form of maca and is known for its extraordinary health benefits.

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Fall in Love with Good Chocolate: How to Be a More Conscious Cacao Consumer

Most of the chocolate out there is not produced in a conscious manner. In most cases, there is very little actual chocolate (read: cacao medicine) in a bar filled with a bunch of less desirable filler ingredients, such as vegetable oil, sugar, or Dutch-processed cocoa, as well as artificial sweeteners and other chemicals.

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HAZELNUT MOCHA :: RECIPE VIDEO

Regina here! I’m the younger sister in our Live A Lot sister duo - and the one who takes the photos and makes some of the videos. Giovanna is the one responsible for our yummy chocolate recipes and the high quality of our products - she’s an amazing holistic chef, which is the reason we started Live A Lot in the first place. I always know I’ll find goodies in her fridge when I visit her, and this weekend it happened to be homemade Hazelnut Milk. I’m not sure how Giovanna made this milk or if I’m even allowed to drink it because she’s away for the weekend - but she’d probably say she made it like any other nut milk. I blended it into my coffee with Goji Berry Superfood Chocolate Sauce and some Sea Salt - and the lighting was divine so I made a video for you to try it in your kitchen. 

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