THE HEALTH & NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS here all relate to CHILLIBROS RAW ORGANIC CACAO
NOT Milk and Plain Chocolate bars/powder that are full of added sugar and dairy fats.
One of the biggest health benefits of cacao comes from the flavonoids (a class of flavonoids – antioxidants) that are found in RAW ORGANIC CACAO. Studies notes that “Flavonols are bitter tasting, so to make cocoa more palatable, chocolate manufacturers roast, ferment, pulverise and sometimes alkalinize the beans or cocoa…unfortunately, processing can destroy many of the flavonols
- RAW ORGANIC CACAO is loaded FULL of antioxidants! The flavanols found in Cacao can increase nitric oxide bioavailability, activate nitric oxide synthase and exert anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet activity – all of which may improve vascular function and reduce blood pressure.
- Raw Organic Cacao has the ability to reduce blood pressure and has been shown to produce a small but statistically significant effect in lowering blood pressure by 2-3mm Hg in the short term
- It has also been shown that the consumption of Raw Organic Cacao can increase renal medullary oxygenation and therefore may be a renal (kidney) protective agent. This is of great benefit to those on anti-inflammatory pills such as Naproxen and Voltaren /Tarol (both of which adversely affect renal function)
- Raw Organic Cacao makes you happy! It contains phenylethylamine which is responsible for our state of mood and pleasure and the same feelings you get when you are in love. It also acts as a stimulant and can improve mental alertness.
- Raw Organic Cacao also contains serotonin and dopamine – which also stimulate good mood and ‘pleasure’ feelings.
Nutrients in Raw Orgain Cacao
- As we mentioned above, Raw Organic Cacao is a powerhouse antioxidant and rates in the top 20 on the Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) scale. The ORAC scale is used to rate the antioxidant capacity of foods.
- Raw Organic Cacao also contains high levels of magnesium, which is an essential mineral during times of stress and helps you to feel more relaxed (it also contains manganese, zinc, calcium and potassium).
- Raw Organic Cacao contains high levels of vitamin C
- Researchers at the Agricultural Research Service found that the higher Raw Organic Cacao content of chocolate, the better the benefits of the antioxidant properties found.
- It has been reported that dairy in chocolate reduces the bioavailability of the flavonoids found in Raw Organic Cacao. Many people who benefit follow a dairy free diet, as it can cause an inflammatory response in a lot of people. So you receive more benefit from consuming Raw Organic Cacao that is dairy free!
You can find Raw Organic Cacao Products in our online store http://www.chillibros.com/products/raw-organic-cacao-100g-to-250g
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