Top 5 Benefits of Eating Raw Cacao: Recipe Raw Cacao Mouse

1. Loaded with potent antioxidants – unlike dark processed chocolate, raw cacao in its true form, has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea.  Health benefits of these antioxidants include: 
     a. oligomeric procynanidins: protects against free radicals that cause cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol levels, and reduces risk of stroke and heart attacks
     b. resveratrol: anti-inflammatory nutrient that helps protect your nervous system and improves your body’s ability to cope with demands of stress
     c. polyphenols: slows the ageing process and prevents degenerative diseases and may reduce the risk of certain cancers
     d. serotonin:  cacao raises the level of serotonin in the brain; thus acts as an anti-depressant, helps reduce PMS symptoms, and promotes a sense of well-being

2. Feel the love – full of phenethylamin (PEA), is the feel good neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of love and increases focus and alertness.

3. Weight Loss - is another benefit of eating raw cacao because of its high chromium and coumarin content.

4. It is rich in minerals - magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper and manganese.

5. High in essential fats - cacao contains oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, also found in olive oil, that may raise good cholesterol.

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