cacao

Antioxidants from chocolate are probably the most common source of benefits that we know. Cacao beans are some of the most rich high-antioxidant foods around thanks to the phytonutrients available in cacao nibs, helping absorb the free radicals that cause damage in the body. The raw form of chocolate, it has all of the health benefits without the added sugar and fat that make processed chocolate so unhealthy. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, Cacao is great for lowering blood pressure or a pre-workout vasodilator!

Good source of calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and potassium, in addition to vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, and pantothenic acid.

Cacao beans (Theobroma cacao) are a good source of calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium, as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. They contain several compounds which stimulate the production of dopamine in the body and potent mood enhancers which can encourage an overall sense of wellbeing. The pure raw cacao is processed with heat to produce cocoa and chocolate.

Cocoa, remarkably rich in magnesium and a good source of sulphur, also contains high amounts of protective antioxidant compounds, such as polyphenols and flavonoids, which can be beneficial to heart health and may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Cocoa may also help maintain normal blood pressure, improve skin condition, and boost normal responses to insulin. Preliminary research also suggests that Cocoa may help with cognitive performance, attention span, reaction time and problem-solving skills by increasing blood flow to the brain.*