Cacao

Jul
2012
03

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Cacao is called “The Food of the Gods” and contains over 300 chemical compounds, making it one of the most complex substances on the planet.

About – Raw cacao beans are 100% pure, straight from nature, bittersweet chocolate. Cacao is filled with a multitude of health boosting and feel-good properties and has been treasured and revered for centuries.

Nutrition – The pure raw cacao bean is a nutritional powerhouse, containing a higher concentration of antioxidants than any food known. It contains 21 times more antioxidants than green tea and 14 times more than red wine. It is abundant in flavonoids, catechins, polyphenols, vitamins and, above all, minerals, being especially high in magnesium, sulfur, iron, chromium, manganese and anandamide. Cacao contains more magnesium than any food known. Eighty percent of Americans are chronically deficient in this important alkalizing mineral. Magnesium builds strong bones, balances brain chemistry and supports heart health. Cacao is also high in sulfur, which builds strong nails, hair and skin. It also detoxifies the liver and supports healthy pancreas functioning. Cacaos trace mineral chromium is important in balancing our blood sugar, keeping our blood clean and detoxifying our liver. The abundance of iron in cacao is beneficial to our hemoglobin and keeps our blood healthy. Its MAO inhibitors help curb the appetite and facilitate the rejuvenation process. Cacao contains theobromine, a chemical relative of caffeine but which studies have shown to be inert as a nervous system stimulant. And it contains phenethylamine, PEA, aka ‘the love molecule’, an adrenal related chemical produced in our brain and released when we are in love. PEA also increases focus and alertness. As well, cacao contains N-acylethanolamines, believed to temporarily increase levels of anandamide, which is the “bliss chemical” endorphin that the body naturally produces after exercise, and is so far only found to come from one plant – cacao!

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