Cacao, Cocoa and Chocolate

Most people are familiar with the huge health benefits of dark cocoa, but I will list here some of the key points of cocoa aka “Food of the Gods”.

What Is Cocoa

What does Cocoa Bean Look

What does Cocoa Bean Look


Cocoa beans comes from Theobroma cacao named tree.

Cocoa beans are main ingredient of Chocolate.

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Antioxidant Value

Cocoa antioxidant concentration is illustrated by the fact that the raw cocoa contains more antioxidants than blueberries, goji berry, acai-berry, red wine and grenade apple(pomegranate) sum in total.

Cocoa is known to have highest ORAC (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity, aka antioxidant value) value on the planet. Raw unprocessed Cocoa bean ORAC value is 28,000 per 100 grams. In actuality Chaga mushroom is the only thing which has higher orac number with it’s 52,452 ORAC value. For comparison Cordyceps mushroom has 12,328 and Reishi mushroom 4,934 ORAC value.

Cacao Bean

Cocoa Benefits

  • Cocoa boosts brain activity.
  • Cocoa is one of the best aphrodisiac out there.
  • Improves blood flow and lowers high blood pressure.
  • Found to suppress the symptoms of migraines.
  • Cocoa is helpful in improving digestion and relieving constipation.
  • Stimulates endorphin production, making you feel awesome.
  • Contains serotonin. You can’t feel depressed when you get this in your system.
  • Polyphenolic flavonoids in cocoa have the potential to prevent heart disease. Promoting cardiovascular health.
  • Cocoa is antioxidant king and rich in vital minerals. Up to 13% of the weight of cocoa is antioxidants.
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    There literally is no end to the health benefits associated with cocoa, so start using it today to live a healthy and happy life!

    As a side note: cacao beans were used as a official currency in Mexico City up to the year 1887. Imagine that cocoa was more valued than silver or gold… It truly tells a lot about this miraculous thing called cocoa.

     
     

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