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Raw cacao is one of the most, if not THE most, nutrient rich and complex foods known to man. All chocolate starts out as raw cacao “beans” or nuts - the seed of the cacao fruit which grows on a tropical tree. The usual roasting/processing of chocolate destroys a significant amount of its valuable health supporting properties. Much of the mood elevating, antidepressant and antioxidant qualities are eliminated with heating. High speed processing, cooking and roasting, destroy sensitive nutrients, create rancid fats, and corrupt the delicate, complex flavor of the cacao nib (bean without the skin). One of the main differences between raw cacao and the chocolate typically available on the open market (cocoa, a processed substance) is that raw cacao has all the original healthy cacao butter containing all the original essential fatty acids and amazing taste originally found in the bean. Raw cacao or chocolate should not be confused with other substances such as coco (coconut), kola (a nut whose flavor is used in soft drinks), or coca (the leaf of the plant from which cocaine is derived). Cocoa and cocoa butter are cooked, processed substances derived from raw cacao nibs (or “beans”/nuts).

The Health and Healing benefits of Raw Chocolate

  • Raw Cacao is the highest known source of anti-oxidants by a factor of almost 5! It has nearly 20 times the antioxidant levels of red wine and up to 30 times the level found in green tea!
  • #1 Source of Magnesium. Over 80% of the US population is deficient in Magnesium. In nature, the primary source of Magnesium is cacao (raw chocolate beans).
  • 10 times more Chromium than whole wheat, it’s the highest of any major food.
  • RAW chocolate contains Zero to 1/20 the Caffeine of coffee beans.
  • Why does chocolate makes us feel good? RAW Chocolate contains more than 300 known Phytochemicals including PEA, Anandamide & Tryptophan, natural anti-depressants, serotonin builders, and stress defense shield boosters. Other ingredients seem to act by affecting the brain’s own neurotransmitter network.
  • RAW Chocolate helps open the heart, makes you feel good and is good for you! This is because the theobromine present inraw cacao (the scientific name for cacao is theobroma cacao, which means “food of god”) dilates blood vessels and therefore helps oxygen and nutrients get into the cells.
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Posted: Sunday, March 7, 2010 08:10:00 PM
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Synopsis: Why does chocolate makes us feel good? RAW Chocolate contains more than 300 known Phytochemicals including PEA, Anandamide & Tryptophan, natural anti-depressants, serotonin builders, and stress defense shield boosters. Other ingredients seem to act by affecting the brain’s own neurotransmitter network.