Did you ever ask yourself which nutrients are exactly in pure cacao?
Sure, we have got an idea – but let’s get deeper into it!
Raw cacao went more known and popular the last year as a superfood. That occurs mainly on his many health benefits.
Raw Cacao needs a tropical climate to grow. So, the places, where it can be grown are rare. The highest productions are in West Africa.
Did you know, that there aren’t big productions who grow raw cacao? No, it is mostly harvested by smallholders.
Therefore, it is important not to confound raw cacao with the common cocoa bars you get in the supermarket.
Notice the difference of raw cacao!
Let’s have a look at the differences between raw cacao and cocoa.
When you have a look at the supermarket shelves you will see a huge choice of different chocolate bars, spread, cookies, cake etc. – that belong to the cocoa.
The purest chocolate you can eat is raw cacao, because the unroasted beans are processed cold. Because of that process the beans have so many health benefits.
On the other hand, cocoa is processed hot. And as we know, heat destroys for example a big part of micronutrients. After that the cocoa bars are produces industrial, with a lot of sugar and more non-natural ingredients.
Finally, there is a big amount of Nutrition Values in the raw cacao. Let’s have a detailed look at it!
The effect of Theobromine is comparable to the effect of caffeine, but not that strong, more long term and much milder.
Furthermore, it dilates blood vessels and prevent blood clots. [Suparni N1]
Manly Flavonoids are known to strengthen the brain. Therefore, it is also important to elderly people.
Other nutrients are sulfur, copper, magnesium, calcium, iron, cobalt, boron, B vitamins and a high amount of protein.
Every single nutrient is a benefit for your health. In general, you can point out the following enumeration just as the beginning, because there are so many studies running to check out further positive effects of raw cacao.
· Positive to the whole organism
· Reduction of cataracts
· Strengthens the heart
· Supports the immune system
· Calms down in your stressful everyday life
· Reduces risk of cancer
· Lowers blood pressure
· Supports brain function
· Supporting effect on hormonal and lymphatic system
· Reduces the risk of diabetes
· Reduces inflammation
· And many more
What’s up with the thesis, that cacao can make you “high?”
Well, pure cacao can trigger extraordinary feelings, like high happiness for example. As you know, you can drink it in a spiritual ceremony in a higher concentration. You will get a very good feeling because of all the natural elements and nutrients in the raw cacao.
Have a look how to make your own sacred ceremonial cacao?
In this article, we underlined the health benefits of raw cacao. Many people don’t know that there are big nutritional differences between cacao and cocoa.
So, when you are in the supermarket, have a closer look at what you put in your shopping bin. Maybe there are healthier alternatives, which are much better for your health.
And keep in mind, that industrial produced chocolate works against your health.
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