Raw Chocolate. The Food of the Gods.
The ancient Inca civilization revered this wonderful plant. Not only was it tasty, but they believed it had miraculous benefits. In the foothills of the Andes, cacao has gotten quite a reputation. All around the western world, this valuable "Food of the Gods"
takes high regard. There is no end to the mood-altering potential of the cacao plant:
It contains anandamide, also known as the bliss molecule. This substance single-handedly improves your mood and restores balance in the brain. It has within itself a miraculous compound called phenethylamine. This incredible chemical triggers the release of endorphins and other hormones. Most of these appear only when we fall in love.
Cacao is crucial for boosting serotonin levels. Serotonin is crucial for mood regulation and boosting your motivation. People experience mood swings because serotonin levels drop
suddenly. Because of this, the brain has a hard time getting used to the chemical state. Women suffer from this during PMS. Cacao counters this by balancing out hormone levels during
Raw cacao is a gem of the nutritious world. The chief reason for this is because it’s filled with flavonols. What are flavonols, you may ask? Well, they are a special kind of antioxidants that protect your cardiovascular system. They do so by improving circulation and strengthening your artery and vein walls. Cacao contains over 700 compounds. Amongst those are some very complex antioxidants. Unlike flavonols, these take on the duty of lowering bad cholesterol levels.
Since the old ages, cacao is an energy booster. There is science behind this. The answer lies in the high amounts of magnesium hidden inside of this beneficial plant. Magnesium is also a good guard against osteoporosis. If you live a high-stress life with lots of things to do, cacao might be a good aid.
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