Fri 20 Nov 2009
We are being told on a constant basis currently that chocolate is good for us. Why is chocolate good for us and in what form is it good for us? Everyone says to eat dark chocolate because of all of the nutrients in it! Why is dark chocolate the one that is good for you? Did you know that if you cook the chocolate, you damage the molecules that would give your body vital nutrients. In order to get a chocolate bar you have to add so many other ingredients to make it taste good that it looses its nutritional value.
Raw Cacao is a natural, raw form of chocolate that comes from the seeds or beans of the cacao fruit. Who knew chocolate was a fruit? In its raw unadulterated state, chocolate is a potent super-food loaded with nutrients and neuropeptides very similar to the ones our bodies create when we are in love. The Cacao seed was know to the Mexicans as the Goddess of the seeds. After pounding the fruit they called it chocolate.
Raw Cacao Powder contains a number of rare key nutrients that enhance physical and mental well-being. It contains antioxidant flavoanoids, essential minerals (Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Sulfur, and Potassium), chemicals that enhance physical and mental well-being (alkaloids, proteins, magnesium, beta-carotene, leucine, linoleic acid, lipase, lysine), and some neurotransmitters (dopamine and anandamine).
Elements for Life raw cacao powder is certified organic and raw. The powder comes straight from the farmer who use sustainable methods that have been used for generations. The powder is free of heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides. It is processed at low temperatures. The process protects the nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Go get your cacao powder and eat plenty of it.
1 tablespoon of cacao
1 tablespoon of agave nectar or honey (add more if you like it sweeter)
1 cup of almond milk (add mineral water to it will taste like a chocoalte soda, yum)
Enjoy this creamy chocolate drink!
For more nutrients, add Maca, Revitaphi, cordyceps or blue green algae to make a complete meal. You can also add hemp seed or sesame seed which will add a nutty flavor as well as other vital nutrients.