Natural nutrition - Sacred Value of Cacao
Theobroma Cacao can (and should!!!) be used in daily life. Why? Because of all the advantages it brings to your body!
You can forget about some over-the-counter diet supplementation. Instead, you can invite your new friend over: Ceremonial Cacao!
You can use it for drinks, food, snacks or as a sprinkle for your ice-cream (feel less guilty). Taking care of your health has never been such a pleasure before!
Let’s get a closer look at the main health benefits we can get from Theobroma Cacao:
••• ONE OF THE RICHEST SOURCES OF ANTIOXIDANTS •••
Cacao is a great source of flavanols (mainly catechins, epicatechins and procyanidins). Chemistry lesson aside, but allow me just to mention that flavonoids are most famous for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory function. This leads us to the fact that Cacao lowers risk of cardiovascular disease!
And so it is a…
••• CARDIOVISCULAR SYSTEM SUPPORT •••
Cacao increases ‘good’ cholesterol, which plays role against the
pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. It also ensures a smooth blood flow (it triggers nitric oxide release from the blood vessels)
A studies found that Cacao products have significant effect in lowering blood pressure.
••• MOOD ELEVATOR •••
Cacao can be a first step to DIY well-being. It contains stimulants (methylxanthines) which influence the central nervous system, increase the heart rate and relax smooth muscles.
Moreover, Cacao indicates the release of endorphins in our brain. Tyrosine (a precursor to dopamine) and tryptophan (precursor to serotonin) are neurotransmitters which are responsible for a good mood and feeling of happiness. There is also melatonin, which promotes sleep.
••• GREAT SOURCE OF MINERALS •••
Pure Cacao is rich in minerals, including: calcium, copper, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.
More about those elements HERE
We could spend hours talking about the health benefits of the pure Cacao but try it yourself and feel it on your own skin.
Let us know how much you like the effect!
Written by Justyna