Firstly, let’s start with the most important question:
What is cacao? … and we aren’t talking about the cocoa powder you find on your local supermarket shelves.
In short, cacao is simply pure chocolate with nothing added. It comes from the beans of the cacao pod - that is then fermented, lightly toasted, washed and ground into a paste.
Now we have that out of the way, why should you care?
Gram for gram, cacao is arguably the most nutritionally dense & complex food on earth.
It contains minerals, including iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, chromium, calcium, and a small amount of B vitamins. It is also abundant in antioxidants - that support cardiovascular health in particular.
Cacao is also known for its powerful mood-improving compounds such as anandamide, the ‘bliss’ molecule, and phenylethylamine (PEA), which supports dopamine production, enhances attentiveness and focus. The high amount of theobromine acts as a gentle, long-lasting cardiovascular stimulant, giving users sustained energy without the crash.
The beauty about cacao is that it is extremely versatile, not only can it be used as a coffee substitute to start your day, it can also be used:
- Before meditating.
- Before any type of movement such as: training at the gym, performance-based sports, yoga, Pilates, dancing.
- In corporate environments for focus & attentiveness.
- Before doing an assignment or creative project.
- Using it as a way to connect with friends, family, & loved ones.
New to cacao?
Head over to our website and grab yourself a sample and experience this healthy chocolate drink for yourself.