Cacao is like a drop of pure love; when it reaches your thirsty heart, that is long waiting for love, your whole body becomes alive again.
It is magical. Cacao is the most incredible food in this world. It is a superfood that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Cacao can heal your heart and soul.
The name Theobroma cacao was first given to the cocoa tree by Carolus Linnaeus –the father of modern-day taxonomic plant classification. Theobroma comes from ancient Greek and translates as ‘Food of the Gods’. Cacao is the Mayan root word retained by the Spanish colonizers of Mesoamerica to describe the tree and its produce.
The nutritional Elements of Cacao includes the following:
ANTIOXIDANTS: Cacao is the highest antioxidant food in the world — 15x more than blueberries, 20x more than green tea, and 30x more than red wine. Cacao is the world’s number one longevity food. Antioxidants may reduce the risk of many diseases as it fights free radicals in the body cells. It prevents or reduces the damage caused by oxidation.
IRON: Cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron known to man, at a whopping 7.3mg per 100g. This compares to beef and lamb at 2.5mg, and spinach at 3.6mg. Note the iron in cacao is non-heme (as is all plant-based iron). Cacao is the highest natural source of iron, much more than red meat. Iron also energizes your body, boosts your immune system, and helps with concentration.
THEOBROMINE: Theobromine is a cardiovascular stimulant. It helps to lift the mood and energy for an extended period. It relaxes the smooth muscles. It contributes to mental focus through task completion.
MAGNESIUM: Cacao has one of the highest magnesium sources: the most prevalent mineral in our heart and the most deficient mineral in the modern world diet. Cacao keeps our heart and brain health. Magnesium helps to create clarity and focus.
ZINC: Zinc helps your immune system and metabolism function.
PHENYLETHYLAMINE: It is the love chemical that facilitates the brain chemistry that is associated with the feeling of being in love.
ANANDAMIDE: The bliss chemical makes you feel euphoric and put you in a blissful state.
Cacao is one of the oldest words in the world today. It is estimated to be more than 50.000 years old. Cacao is filled with legends of ancient kings and gods. It is native to the Amazon and was used by ancient tribes in Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. Cacao was a gift from the gods and treated as a divine elixir; only people of high ranks could drink it daily. Cacao was a currency back then, and drinking cacao was literally like drinking pure gold.
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