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What Are the health Benefits of Cacao?
There are many health benefits of consuming cacao, making it a true 'superfood' and an essential ingredient to have on hand.
Cacao can improve cognitive function.
Cacao beans are one of the most significant sources of theobromine, a chemical that activates the central nervous system.
Cacao is a great source of magnesium.
Magnesium is necessary for calcium absorption, energy metabolism, protein synthesis, neurotransmitter function, as well as strong teeth, bones and healthy muscles.
Cacao is a powerful antioxidant.
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body. They're linked to illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Cacao contains theobromine.
Theobromine is kind of like caffeine but a little less intense. Those sensitive to caffeine may tolerate this better. Theobromine can help to support cognition and may also support sleep quality and cardiovascular health.
Cacao can make you feel good.
Raw cacao can help you reduce stress, boost your well-being, fight mood swings, and get rid of sadness. Serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylethylamine are four pleasure chemicals found in cacao. These neurotransmitters are linked to feelings of well-being, pleasure, and happiness.
How much Cacao should I have?
We often recommend you choose your dosage according to your needs on the day. To start, we recommend 15-20g as a first time / introduction dose, 20-30g as your daily coffee replacement and between 35g-50g for your ceremonial dose.
What makes Cacao a great coffee replacement?
Did you know that one full serving of cacao contains less than half the caffeine of a brewed cup of coffee.
Cacao also contains about ten times more Theobromine than it does caffeine. Theobromine is kind of like caffeine but a little less intense. Theobromine has a positive effect on both our mood and state of alertness with fewer side effects than caffeine.
Those sensitive to caffeine may tolerate this better. Theobromine can also help to support cognition and may also support sleep quality and cardiovascular health.
A perfect mood-enhancing, sustainable energy without the caffeine jitters!
How do I prepare my Cacao?
Absolutely! Cacao is a perfect chocolate alternative to most recipes needing chocolate. Cacao is considered a superfood and is a good source of magnesium, iron, and potassium, making it a great, healthier alternative. See our downloadable e-book for delicious & easy recipe ideas you can try with your cacao.
Can my Cacao be used for cooking?
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What is a Cacao Ceremony?
Cacao Ceremonies are a celebratory ritual that opens the heart through the use of cacao. Traditionally Cacao Ceremonies have been conducted by the Maya and Ancient Aztec civilization. Origins source back to 1900 B.C. Ceremonies were conducted by ancient shamans, to prepare for or be propelled into journeys. Modern day Cacao Ceremonies are still conducted.
What is the difference between Cacao & Cocoa?
is chocolate at its most pure – straight out the pod, right from the bean, unroasted and relatively unprocessed. Cacao products are free from any added sugar or milk. Because of its raw quality, cacao has more of a bitter taste than processed cocoa or chocolate, and has been said to contain a whole lot more nutritional value than the sweeter alternatives
comes from cacao. At its most basic, cocoa is simply cacao after it"s been roasted. Most store-bought cocoa is also made with added sugar and milk to make it sweeter. Dutch-processed cocoa or dark cocoa is even processed with an alkaline solution to make it less acidic and far richer in its flavours.