Cacao is a highly complex superfood that contains over 300 molecules that include antioxidants, minerals and other complex molecules that help enhance wellbeing naturally.
Cacao is a great source of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium and manganese. Contains Vitamins, natural feel good chemicals and is high in antioxidants such as flavonoids. Listed below are some amazing health benefits of nutrients found in cacao.
• Magnesium : Essential for energy production, for a healthy brain and nervous system, for our muscles and for strong bones and teeth. Magnesium may also support a healthy blood pressure.
• Iron : Cacao is a source of iron which helps to transport oxygen around our body,
• Flavonoids : Cacao is high in flavonoids, which have antioxidant activity. Raw cacao including dark chocolate have been linked with cardiovascular health benefits including increasing the good form of cholesterol (HDL) in our blood, lowering blood pressure and even improving vascular function. These effects are thought to be primarily due to the antioxidants contained in the cacao.
• PEA : A compound called phenylethylamine (PEA for short!). PEA is thought to elevate mood and support energy, and is said to be one of the reasons that many people experience that on top of the world feeling.
Theobromine : Theobromine, found in the cacao may keep your blood pressure down and your mind active without the potential negatives of caffeine. It is in the same class of stimulants as caffeine, but theobromine is quite different from caffeine because it offers a longer lasting, more relaxed energy without the spike and crash.
Unlike caffeine, theobromine is not a central nervous system stimulant and therefore doesn’t typically make you feel as jittery.