We All Love Chocolate but do You Really Know How Great Chocolate is for You?
In ancient Aztec times chocolate or ‘Cacao’ was sacred and was associated with fertility and love. It was considered a food for the gods and was used as currency.
Now, why do I call it Cacao and not Cocoa? Raw cacao is the unprocessed bean used to make cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is processed and some of the natural fats are removed.
The beans from the cacao tree contain powerful antioxidants that are known to help eliminate deadly free radicals from your body. In fact, CACAO has the highest ORAC antioxidant rating per 100g, way in front of ‘Acai’ berries or ‘Goji’ berries.
Raw cacao has shown to be effective in promoting mental well being through the production of endorphins. It also acts as anti-depressant by raising serotonin levels. Cacao is a complete food. In fact, cacao is the #1 source for magnesium, used in hundreds of metabolic processes.
Cacao is a also a rich source of:
* Iron – which fights back anemia
* Zinc – Helps with Immune System
* Vitamin C – Is a Super Medicine
* Fiber – Cleanses digestive system
* Cardiovascular cleansing compounds – Reduces the risk of blood clotting
* Chromium – Balances blood sugar levels
* Manganese – Formation of haemoglobin
So what's the problem with our modern day chocolate? I'll tell you what it is!
It's the pounds of white refined sugar and pasteurized homogenized milk that's added to it.
White sugar is a very harsh carbohydrate that acts as a drug causing your hormone levels to spike. Pasteurized homogenized milk comes from thousands of cows. Some of them sick and most of them treated with antibiotics and growth hormones.
But there is a better way to make your own chocolate at home. This is a chocolate that's super-healthy and actually melts pounds causing rapid fat loss.