4 reasons why we should switch our Coffee for Cacao!
Ceremonial grade cacao is very low in caffeine, containing only a small portion of that found in a cup of coffee. Cacao carries Theobromine- a naturally occurring stimulant, that constructs higher mental focus and creativity, without the jumpy after-effects of caffeine. You can use the time where you are alert and focused to do some creative processing and deeper inner work of the emerging emotions or inspiration.
1. Magical change to your mind and taste buds
Everyone needs our pick-me-up coffees to boost our mood and metabolism and it is easy to completely get addicted to coffee. However, too much caffeine intake can start to cause chaos and harm to our body, transforming us from being alerted to being anxious.
Trying to avoid caffeine can be difficult, especially when many of us rely heavily on it to feel awake and alert, as well as appreciating the social perks of sipping away with our family and friends.
Try entering Cacao! The unexpected savior that is about to become our new best friend. With only a small portion of caffeine and a high level of Theobromine, Cacao can have positive effects on both our mood and state of alertness, with lesser side effects than coffee.
2. Quick on-the-go mood booster!
Do you love the way you feel energized immediately after drinking coffee? If so, you can get similar effects from a cup of hot cacao!
Cacao is a natural mood elevator, that stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain and encourages the release of feel-good hormones, such as dopamine, that can induce feelings of happiness and relaxation, helping you to feel consistently good throughout the day.
Fun fact: Cacao also carries strong antioxidants to keep your cells healthy and supports your immune system. They can also help to tackle signs of premature aging and wrinkles by aiding your skin in maintaining a healthy glow!
3. Cacao keeps your energy levels at bay
Cacao has a relatively appropriate calorie value and supplies a sufficient and comfortable amount of energy, without making you feel overly excited. This is due to the higher amount of Theobromine, being able to give longer and softer energies without the highs and lows that many tend to experience when drinking coffee.
Cacao does contain a small amount of caffeine. However, it is only about a sixth of the caffeine content of a cup of coffee, so the up-and-down effects of a coffee overdose can be sharply reduced.
4. Packed with rich nutrients!
Cacao is one of the world’s richest sources of flavanols. These nutrients have been shown to help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the heart and brain. Cacao also contains lots of potassium, iron, and magnesium that can help reduce risks of diabetes and heart diseases, by increasing insulin sensitivity and lowering body inflammation and stress on cells.
Other key health benefits include promoting healthy digestion and reduction of risk and symptoms of digestive problems and irritable bowel syndromes.
Both delicious and nutritious at the same time! Yay!
Bonus: Cacao has an antioxidant concentration that is twice as much as a similar serving of red wine, three times more than a cup of green tea, and five times more than a cup of black tea.
Enjoy your cup of Ceremonial grade cacao with us at Cacao Ceremony Singapore or Cacao Circle.