Cacoa! Why We Adore It! Why You Want It!

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Cacoa Is Amazing!…

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Wait…What Exactly Is It?

Every “real delicious chocolate treat we’ve ever enjoyed began its life as the seed of the cacao plant!  

These plants are an evergreen plant that are primarily found in South America and West Africa.

Cacao has an incredibly long history!  It’s been used as currency, made into delicious drinks and snacks, and used as medicine.

What Are Some Of The Health Benefits?

Not only is cacao delicious and rich in flavor but it’s equally as rich in health benefits!  Let’s take a look at just a few of the most well documented health benefits of the incredible cacao.

1. Protect Your Heart & Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Cacao contains 20-40 times the amount of antioxidants as blueberries and one of those is a powerful anti-inflammatory and heart protective antioxidant called Flavanols!

These may protect against cardiovascular disease, prevent stroke and improve blood circulation!

Cacao contains the complex antioxidant known as polyphenol.  These help reduce our ‘bad cholesterol’ and prevent hardening of the arteries.

It’s absolutely amazing to think that no heart drug on the market can even come close to the protective benefits of cacao!

2. A Powerful Mood Leveler

Cacao boosts brain levels of serotonin.

Serotonin is the chemical in the brain that makes us “feel good”!

When women are experiencing PMS serotonin levels drop dramatically.  Adding raw cacao to the diet has been shown to level out this drop!

A healthy intake of cacao is proven to boost the levels of calming hormones in the brain and restore feelings of well-being.

3. Incredibly High In Magnesuim!

Cacao is one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium!

What you might not know is that magnesium is the most deficient mineral in the Western world.

Magnesium is important for a healthy heart, and helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with laser-sharp clarity and focus.

Next time you’re tackling an all nighter consider a shot of Cacao before you reach for the coffee!!

4. Makes You Look Good!

Cacao is a great source of sulfur which helps give you shiny hair and strong nails…sulfur is also wonderfully helpful for healthy liver and pancreas function!

Studies have shown that Cacao can boost the bodies natural ability to protect itself from the damaging affects of the sun!

The flavanols in Cacao have also been shown to improve the texture and hydration of the skin!

5. Helps Gut Health!

Having Cacao in your diet has been shown to help improve kidney function and stimulate healthy bowel function!

Help reset your metabolism and restore your gut health and internal balance! 

In 2009 a Swiss study found that it could take less than two weeks for cacao to reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol, improve the metabolism, and even improved gut microbial activity.

Cacao is truly an amazing plant!  It’s ancient! It’s proven!


Check out all our bars that are loaded with Cacao Nibs and I promise you’ll be obsessed!!

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