Cacao: A chocolate lover’s healthy indulgence. Most people think of Cacao - a powder that comes from the cacao bean grown primarily in Central America - as the base for chocolate, but this SUPERFOOD is one of the most powerful energizers, mood boosters and health tonics you'll find! No wonder it's the main ingredient in our Cacao Magic Superfood Blend.
We believe that superfoods should be a part of everyone’s daily ritual. Why drink a plain black coffee or a latte when you could be drinking a supportive cup of coffee, full of powerful superfoods and adaptogens that give you even more energy and stamina throughout the day.
Here are 5 incredible, scientifically studied health benefits of raw cacao:
BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE & TASTES DELICIOUS!
Cacao powder (more than cocoa powder) is the base for high-end, decadent dark chocolate. Raw cacao contains 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and can give you amazing energy and mental clarity! It is also the most iron-rich plant food available and has more calcium than cows' milk!
HIGH IN PROTEIN & CAN HELP WITH WEIGHT CONTROL
Cacao powder is about 25% plant protein, and can help you feel nourished and full! Studies have found that raw cacao boosts your body’s metabolism by helping it convert more fat into energy.
ONE-SERVING DAILY CAN PROTECT AGAINST HEART DISEASE
As one of the most abundant sources of ANTIOXIDANTS, Cacao powder has incredible healing effects that leave you feeling full of vibrance!
CONTAINS FLAVONOIDS THAT REDUCE CANCER RISK
Enjoying high-quality cacao can help your body stay strong, healthy and able to repair more quickly!
IT’S A DEEPLY POTENT MOOD-BOOSTER
Cacao is a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine - neurotransmitters associated with wellbeing, happiness, and less depression. One study in pregnant women found that more frequent intake of chocolate was associated with reduced stress and improved mood in babies (see here).
Check out a couple of ways to use our Cacao Magic Superfood products for a healthy dose of cacao.
In smoothies - Our superfood products are an easy addition to any smoothie mixture. Take a look at our Classic Cacao Magic Smoothie recipe for a Cacao Magic smoothie favorite.
As a topping - Adding our honeys and butters on a piece of toast add a high vibe punch. Fruits like blueberries, or fresh figs covered with our Cacao Bee Honey + Coconut Magic Coconut Butter combine for an extra delicious snack.