Cacao powder is made out of unroasted cacao beans. This unprocessed chocolate superfood is rich in magnesium flavonoids, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese to name a few. When we consume cacao, it stimulates our brain to release hormones known as endorphins, which in turn trigger our brain’s “reward system” and also promote a feeling of positivity.
Packed with antioxidants and has been clinically proven to improve skin-hydration. It’s one of the best food sources of magnesium; which is essential for energy production that is needed for a healthy brain and nervous system. It may also be able to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and prevent heart disease.
Benefits of Cacao Powder
Cacao is rich in flavanols; a plant-based antioxidant which studies have shown support a wide range of health benefits from reducing tiredness and fatigue to improving heart health, cognitive function and regulating blood pressure.
It’s also a natural source of:
Fibre, supporting a healthy gut
Protein, required to maintain and grow muscle mass
Potassium, important for muscular and neurological function
How to use Cacao Powder
Sprinkle onto fruits, yoghurt and porridge
Bake into bread, cake, brownies, muffins & cookies
Make into hot chocolate, desserts, truffles and hot mocha
Shake into milkshakes, frappuccino and puddings
Blend into sauces, green juices, smoothies, ice creams & ice tea
Gram For Gram Nutritional Comparison
80X more antioxidants than GREEN TEA 4X more antioxidants than GOJI BERRIES 15X more antioxidants than BLUEBERRIES
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