Chocoholics alert! This is a must read for all chocolate lovers, health enthusiasts, anti-aging enthusiast and beauty lovers!
All chocolate bars, sweets, nougats and other derivatives are produced from the super-power almighty Cacao bean, which are farmed from the Cacao fruit. Yes, chocolate grows on trees and shrubs!
If you have noticed how chocolate balances your the cacao bliss body’s hormones, appetites and moods (perfect for that after-break-up-cheer-me-up! ), you are not alone, and you are very towards the divine truth.
The Cacao, is what I would call a brilliant Super food — the ancient tribes used it as a holy offering, some hope to it, some use it in concocting medicines for healing various diseases, others use it as a secret beauty trick.
There is not only something special in the Cacao bean; but MANY special properties and may have healing, rejuvenating, anti-aging, immune-boosting, hormone-balancing, slimming, decorating and strengthening impacts on a person after consumption.
1) Hundreds of Chemicals for Health
Besides a truckload of beneficial nutrients for health, Cacao is very high in magnesium, sulfuriron, chromium, tryphtophan and anti-oxidants. Each of these are crucial in the search for health, longevity and lasting youth.
2) Incredible Vitamins for Beauty
The top beauty nutrient within abundance is Sulfur — gives beautiful hair, strong nails, young and sparkling skin. On top of it all, it makes the lean meats and pancreas function optimally. No wonder the Mayans worshiped it!
3) MAO Inhibitors
This stands for Monoamine Oxidase Enzyme Inhibitors. Studies have shown that these MAO inhibitors which are present in Cacao coffee beans helps to diminish and control appetite and cravings. The famous Doctor Gabriel Cousens in addition has confirmed that MAO inhibitors encourage anti-aging effects and rejuvenation in an experiment conducted in 08.
4) Contains PEA and Anandamide
PEA stands for Phenylethylamine — which is the chemical we produce when we are in love. When you eat Cacao, you become constantly in love! Remember how you become all charged up, feeling nice and romantic whenever we fall in love? Imagine all the rosy cheeks, sparkling skin and great eyes, youthful looks constantly for the rest of your lives regardless of whether you are single or not!
Anandamide is a blissful chemical produced naturally by our bodies when we are feeling happy and great. Cacao enzyme inhibitors keeps this chemical in our body around longer, while adding into it its natural reserve of Anandamide. When a person feels blissful and happy, he does more good, makes more peace, shares more love. No wonder the ancients say Cacao is a spiritual food!
(And do you know that the Sanskrit word for Paradise is “Ananda”? It was an interesting finding for me when i saw this; seems like the ancient Indian ascetic pga masters knew quite a few reasons for all these age-reversing and youth-boosting advantages too! )
5) Boost metabolism, increase fitness stamina, and aids natural weight loss
Try it on yourself! Raw Cacao speeds up the male body’s natural metabolism, and enables you to burn fat while resting. And when you take it before exercise, you can literally feel the energy swoon to the sky!
Having said that, it is important to note that only raw Cacao has this benefit. The traditional roasted and processed chocolate products hemorrhoids on more fat than it helps to burn because of the sugar, milk and hydrogenated fats.
Some important pointers to look out for while consuming Cacao:
1) Only go for Raw Cacao
The traditional chocolate products have been roasted, baked, processed and modified to be very distant from what Nature intended for us to consume.
First of all, Cacao has what we call theobramine (same family with caffeine, but different substances and has effects). This is also what perks us up when we eat Cacao. Studies conducted have shown that raw and roasted theobramine has distinctive results on the body!
Experiments conducted on myself presented the same facts. I find myself the greatest on raw Cacao. There is an unmistakable feeling of “congestion” even if I were to eat the most natural, finest quality, natural almost 100% dark chocolate bar. The ingredients in this commercial sold chocolate bar is only Cacao butter, Cacao powdered, and nemera sugar (a kind of natural pure sugar). Almost, I would say, raw. But of course, we all know that it was roasted.
2) Go for pure and natural dark chocolate if Raw Cacao is not available to you
Have you noticed that there are more and more dark chocolate with lesser and lesser sugar, addictives, milk etc available today?
Yes, the universe is growing. Of course, these are still distant from my best choices; but when raw Cacao is really not available to your location located, then pick the most basic and least adulterated chocolate options.
Milk and milk not only mess up the benefits of pure raw Cacao; but these are substances how the body has to eliminate. A food should improve the energy of the person after consumption, not eliminate.
Read your labels carefully when shopping for conventional chocolate.
But worry not! Raw Cacao is now available in Singapore. You can now feel the power of raw Cacao without planning a trip to the States!
Ladies, buckle up and join me in this adventure into the Cacao WonderLand! There is no turning back, because we simply can’t imagine living any other way!: ).