The Healing properties of Raw Cacao
- Magnesium Magnesium is the primarily mineral missing when heart problems occur. Magnesium increases the overall vigor of the heart muscle. This mineral also decreases blood coagulation thus lowering blood pressure and helping the heart pump more effectively. Cacao, of course, is a fantastic food source of heart-supporting magnesium.
- Antioxidants According to research cited in The New York Times, fresh cacao beans are super-rich in antioxidant flavonols. Cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) per 100 grams of flavonol antioxidants. This is a whopping 10% antioxidant concentration level! This makes cacao one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food.
- Anti-Depressant Properties Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, and phenylethylamine, three well-studied neurotransmitters, which help alleviate depression and are associated with feelings of well being. Cacao contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that improve our mood because they allow serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down. Cacao contains anandamide which delivers blissful feelings. Cacao also contains B vitamins, which are associated with brain health. Cacao contains significant quantities of the amino acid tryptophan which is yet another powerful mood-enhancing nutrient. All this makes cacao a natural Anti-Depressant!
- Lose weight, eat chocolate! Anyone who eats chocolate knows that it diminishes appetite. There is evidence indicating MAOIs also diminish appetite. There is actually no scientific evedince to implicate chocolate consumption with obesity. In fact the reverse seems to be the case. Eating cacao helps one to loose weight by allowing you to eat less.
How to use Raw Organic Cacao Nibs
Cacao Nibs have a strong dark bitter chocolate flavour. Sprinkle them over your morning breakfast for a taste and health boost. They can be ground into a rich dark powder using a coffee grinder to make raw desserts of all kinds. Blend them into your favourite smoothies or and them to a trail/snack mix with Goji berries and raisins.
The recommended daily intake is 5 to 20 grams.
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6 out of 6 people would recommend this product11/02/2018, By BianccaLove this cacao powder. Have tried other makes but you cant beat the superior taste and quality. Use it in our smooties and in making chocolate almond milk.17/01/2018, By Journey to a healthier way of lifeLove adding these to my smoothie in the morning or just nibbling on them. Feel great knowing that I'm getting the best quality organic superfood packed with nutrition on a daily basis and when you look at it as a health supplement the price is pretty reasonable too in comparison to commercial supplements29/11/2017, By NicoleLove the fact that I can now eat guilt free chocolate in any form. Use this product in everything21/11/2017, By AllysonDelicious, especially when added to a smoothie!11/11/2017, By MadeleineThe best topping for smoothies! Also added to home made chocolate brownies.23/10/2017, By SebastianThe raw cacao is a taste to get used to. But just picture chocolate without the sugar. I would recommend mixing some with Cashews to improve the overall creaminess and palatability.
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