Cocoa is processed cacao that has been roasted at high temperatures, so it does not contain any of the antioxidants it naturally has. Despite from this, Cacao is made by cold-pressing-un-roasted cacao beans, so the process is with minimal negative impact and it preserves all the antioxidants.
- Highly processed
- Heat refined
- Low levels of cacaos
- It can contain sugar, fat, hydrogenated oils and even Artificial Flavoring
- It does not have nutrients
- Powerful Superfood
- High in Antioxidants
- High in Flavinoids
- Aids in Weight Loss
- Boosts your mood
- Promotes Healthy skin
- Promotes Heart Health
- Has the Essential Vitamins and Minerals
Many industrial chocolate makers are not really making chocolate that contains cacao, they are mixing the cocoa butter with other vegetable oils because this way of producing is much cheaper then to actually make real chocolate. It can also contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup or they can even use soy lecithin as an emulsifier.
So, if you really want to know If the chocolate is real, you need to buy the ones that contain 65% cacao and are also darker than the other chocolates. Dark chocolate has a higher concentration of antioxidants than milk chocolate.
Cacao is full of minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese. But, of the many flavonoids in cacao, epicatechin and quercetin can help you to fight against tumors.
Advantages of raw cacao
- Improves the memory loss and the vision
- Boosts your energy and mood
- Helps prevent the growth of tumors
- Protects your nervous system
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke
- Lowers the blood pressure
Healthy, Ingredient, Real Chocolate Recipe
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil (make sure it is melted).
- 4-6 tablespoons raw honey (depending on how sweet you like your chocolates)
- In a medium-size bowl, mix all ingredients. You want to incorporate all ingredients really well. You can whisk by hand or use a hand blender.
- Put the mixture into fun molds.Place in the freezer for about 1 hour.
It is really important to read the ingredients before you choose your food. Cacao has so many health benefits and it can also help you to lose weight or even prevent unwanted diseases.