Chocolate & Raw Cacao

So you have probably heard that ‘Chocolate is good for you’ and ‘dark chocolate is EVEN better for you’ and it is true, a part or ingerdient of chocolate is VERY VERY good for you.  That thing in chocolate that is soooo good for you is the the Cacao.

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Here are some of the benifits of RAW Cacao –

Neurotransmitters

Raw cacao promotes the release of neurotransmitters, which promote a positive outlook and bodily rejuvenation, and release feel-good hormones. Raw cacao raises levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, and acts as an anti-depressant that can help reduce symptoms of PMS. It also stimulates the secretion of endorphins, which produce a pleasurable sensation, and phenylethylamine which is a mild mood booster. It also releases anandamide which promotes elation and helps us feel good longer.

Benefits

Raw cacao is a rich source of antioxidant flavonoids that promote cardiovascular health and protect against toxins. The antioxidant flavonoids in raw cacao can help improve circulation, regular heartbeat and blood pressure. Additionally, they help the body repair itself and resist free-radical toxins. Raw cacao is most known for being a superfood that is a rich source of antioxidants, but it is also filled with a number of other beneficial nutrients. As a rich source of manganese, raw cacao helps oxygenate the blood. Raw cacao is also a rich source of magnesium, which helps in balancing brain chemistry. It is also rich in sulfur, which builds strong nails and hair, and promotes beautiful skin.

 
So RAW CACAO is sooo good for you, you can literaslly eat as much as you want, of the raw cacao powder or nibs.
Chocolate – WATCH OUT!!!
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Although Chocolate contains this Cacao, and dark chocolate contains even more.  Most of the time it is not raw and it is mixed up with lots of fats and sugars.  Which can outweigh the positives of the raw cacao powder.
So my advice is leave the chocolate bars alone and stick to raw cacao products like Nakd bars.That way you are cutting out all the unhealthy stuff and getting all the real goodness of the cacao.  Enjoy!!
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