Health Benefits And Nutrient Rich Raw Organic Cacao Or Chocolate
Imagine a wonder food- not a drug or medicine, available freely on our Earth with amazing beneficial properties that work wonders on our body without any harmful side effects - one such Superfood is the Raw Cacao.
Cacao is in the genus Theobroma, literally meaning "Food of the Gods" and species Cacao. The Cacao bean is the seed of the fruit. Biologically, Cacao is a nut. It has been used for eating and drinking since ancient times. The Cacao tree, originally found in South America and the West Indies, is now cultivated in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Guatemala, the island of Trinidad, other West Indies Islands, Africa, Ceylon, Samoa, and other parts of the world.
Lots of people - young and old, all over the world love eating chocolate. All chocolate comes from cacao beans but in the processed form, it looses all the benefits available in its natural form.
Cacao as Superfood
Raw Cacao contains many beneficial ingredients that can change your life. It gives you a sense of physical as well as emotional well being and leaves you feeling really great.
It is the most chemically complex superfood containing over 300 chemically identifiable compounds and 1200 constituents of flavour itself. Its high antioxidant content, many times better than Green Tea, Red Wine and Blueberries is unique. The antioxidants in Cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism. In its raw natural form, it has the highest Vitamin C content. It is also very rich in minerals, a natural source of magnesium, chromium, iron, calcium, potassium, sulphur, copper and zinc. It can be used as a very effective and wholesome mineral supplement. The brain chemicals it has like proteins, magnesium, beta-carotene and many more and some neurotransmitters such as dopamine and anandamine also give a great feeling of well being!
Cacao seeds contain about 40% fat, consisting of cacao oil, cacao butter, theobromine (.9% to 2.35%), small quantities of theine (.05 to .37%), starch, ash and protein matter (6% to 17%). Theobromine stimulates the central nervous system, relaxes muscles and dilates blood vessels. Theobromine has about 1/4th of the stimulating power of caffeine. It is also a mild diuretic. Theobromine and theophylline, like caffeine, all found in this plant are used in modern medicine as antiasthmatic.
Cacao is, without doubt, one of the most useful, versatile and potent plants known to humankind. It has more antioxidants than just about anything else. It has been revered and used for centuries. It benefits your heart and soul. With a superfood and a complete food like Raw Organic Cacao, you just cannot go wrong!
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