Cozy up to a mug of comforting cocoa that might also good for your health.

By Hayley Sugg
December 09, 2020
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This winter, perhaps more than any other season before it, most of us are thinking about staying healthy and keeping our immune systems as resilient as possible. While some of the best methods for doing that are lifestyle changes — like getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding stress — it's also helpful to sometimes add a little something extra to your routine. For me, I'll be sipping on a mug of Om Mushroom Superfood Hot Chocolate Blend.

With a chocolatey and sweet taste you'd expect from any hot chocolate mix, Om's mushroom-infused cocoa variety is nearly indistinguishable from regular versions. Along with the possibly immune-boosting mushrooms, it also boasts a low sugar content with just two grams per serving thanks to maple sugar and monk fruit extract.

I whipped up a batch by heating up eight ounces of almond milk and whisking in the mix. I was impressed by how easily the powder dissolved into the warm drink. As a bonus, the Om Mushroom Hot Chocolate Blend is gluten-free, vegan, and certified organic.

Buy it: Om Mushroom Hot Chocolate Blend, $19; amazon.com

Each packet of hot chocolate contains four varieties of mushrooms, each with their own potential health benefits. That's where the claim for immunity boosting comes. While science hasn't thoroughly studied each mushroom for their full range of advantages — and we would not recommend you pick drinking cocoa regularly as your top strategy for healthy living — current research is very promising about the benefits of these mushrooms. So if that gives us another reason to sip on this comforting beverage during these cold months, we'll take it.

You can purchase a 10-pack box of Om Mushroom Hot Chocolate Blend on Amazon for $19. When whipped up in a warm mug, it's a sweet treat that might give your body an extra boost.

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