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Cacao

Cacao Secrets for Lovers Only

The human heart and mind seem to be drawn to this ancient bean–just as much as the flavor seeking tongue… This is no coincidence, as raw cacao has a profound effect on the body, mind and spirit…

Ancient cultures knew the secrets of cacao and revered the cacao bean for it’s many “magical” properties including those associated with human emotions: love and passion… It is well known for opening the heart chakra and uplifting the mood. Traditionally, cacao was always made into a sacred liquid beverage reserved for very special occasions, celebrations and rituals.

This phenomenon is explained by medical science by the significant quantities of tryptophan and PEA found in cacao. Tryptophan is a powerful mood enhancing essential amino acid which is crucial for for the production of serotonin, our primary neurotransmitter. Enhanced serotonin levels are associated with a decrease in feelings of anxiety and protects our neurological system from stress.woman covered in chocolate

Phyenylethylamine (PEA’s), known as “love molecules,” are a class of neurochemicals that are most abundant in the brain when we are falling in love. They play an important role in increasing mental focus and alertness. PEA’s are very heat sensitive and are destroyed by high heat. To get the most out of your cacao–eat it raw!

For Lover’s Only: Still today, lover’s give the gift of chocolate to one another to acknowledge their love… It is easy to make your own raw cacao elixir’s and celebrate your divine heart connection with your beloved.

Sensual Chocolate Body Spread: If you are feeling adventurous you can make a luscious chocolate body spread that is sweetened to taste with raw honey by simply melting cacao paste over a double boiler and adding honey until desired sweetness. Use this chocolate sauce to sweeten your lover’s skin before kissing. You can also use this same creation for dipping strawberries or other fresh fruit into before feeding your lover…

Massage Oil: Cacao butter is the perfect oil for a full body massage; leaving your lover’s skin baby soft with only the subtle smell of chocolate. When warmed slightly over a candle, cacao butter melt into a smooth, sensual delight…

Natural Sexual Lubricant: Cacao butter makes a wonderful natural sexual lubricant. Just melt and apply. Or you can pour the melted cacao butter into small round ice cube trays or other molds of choice and chill. Viola!

Additional Reading

CHOCOLATE, A HEALTHY FOOD FROM HEART TO MIND http://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/health-benefits-of-raw-cacao.19585/

HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAW CACAO: Survival Monkey: http://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/health-benefits-of-raw-cacao.19585/

CACAO AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH: American Heart Association http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/119/10/1433.full

 ANTIOXIDANT BENEFITS OF CACAO: San Francisco Chronical:http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/antioxidant-benefits-raw-cacao-3990.html

 HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAW CACAO: Cacao Research Center http://sta.uwi.edu/cru/Healthbenefits.asp

IS CACAO REALLY BETTER FOR YOU? Organic Authority: http://www.organicauthority.com/health/is-raw-chocolate-really-better-for-your-health.html

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