Health Benefits of Raw Cacao
[sws_red_box box_size=”500″] HEALTH BENEFITS:
1. MOOD LIFTING
4. IMMUNE SUPPORT
5. HEALTHY ESSENTIAL FATY ACIDS
Raw cacao is an amazingly potent superfood due to it’s mineral content alone–when left in it’s raw form. Most cacao in the U.S. is processed–thereby earning the name “chocolate.”Most of the population has never experienced the true benefits of cacao because they are eating “chocolate”–not raw cacao.
Raw cacao has long been known to have an emotional effect on those who eat it. It has a powerful “energetic” quality which seems to attract people to it like a magnet due to it’s creamy delicious flavor and the emotions that it evokes in those who eat it. It has long been a belief of many ancient civilizations that cacao is a medicinal food that targets the heart. Today, modern science has been able to prove true this ancient intuition.
WHAT MODERN RESEARCH HAS DISCOVERED ABOUT CACAO
Antioxidants: cacao contains more antioxidants (polyphenols, catechins and epicatecetchins) than any one single food in the world. It contains more antioxidants than acai berries, blueberries, goji berries and pomegranate’s combined.
Magnesium: cacao is perhaps the number one source of total minerals, especially Magnesium, one of the most alkalizing minerals on earth, supporting the heart, brain, bones and muscles… It is used in hospitals to to treat cardiac patients and pregnant patients because it is required to relax muscle. 80% of all Americans are deficient in magnesium due to it’s depletion in the soil and the food supply.
“Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.” Newsmax, 2013
Mood Lifting: raw cacao is well known for it’s profound effect on mental well-being and mood. This is because cacao is extremely high in Phyenylethylamine (PEA), known as “the love” molecule.” PEA’s are a class of neurochemicals that are most abundant in the brain when falling in love and they play an important role in increasing mental focus and alertness. PEA’s found in foods are very heat sensitive and are destroyed in the roasting process. This is why to get the most out of your cacao–eat raw cacao products!
Iron: Cacao is also extremely high in iron providing 314% of the U.S. RDA for iron in a one ounce serving. Iron is essential for oxygenation of the blood and cells as it carries hemoglobin which transports oxygen in the blood. Cacao is also very high in chromium, manganese, zinc, copper, anandamide.