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Cacao and Chocolate

29 Jun 2017   Shanti Gowans

Cacao is a medicinal superfood bean. For thousands of years, cacao was literally a medicine, and used as a powerful healer for people throughout central and south America. Here are some if the benefitsof cacao:

• It balances hormones, due to boosting serotonin, the 'happy' chemical.

• It improves cardiovascular health, due to antioxidants and flavanols.

• It slows down aging, due to the polyphenol antioxidants which strengthen skin.

• It aids in weight-loss, due to the metabolism boosting, and appetite suppressing effects.

Cocoa and Cacao are not the same. Cocoa is created from cacao. It is usually mixed with sugar and milk… we call it chocolate. 


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