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HOORAY FOR CHOCOLATE

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
April 13, 2018
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Actually, hooray for cacao, the stuff they make chocolate from…Cacao is raw chocolate. It tastes like chocolate, it smells like chocolate and it is one of the healthiest foods on the planet (again, hooray!).

 

CACAO IS AWESOME!

Cacao is considered to be one of the highest sources of antioxidants. It has been estimated that raw cacao could have 14 times more antioxidants than red wine and nearly 21 times more than green tea (we’ll take chocolate over tea almost any day). Cacao is also one of nature’s largest sources of phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA is a chemical that is created within the brain when we are in love – you know, that warm fuzzy feeling? Cacao is also a fantastic source of the neurotransmitter called anandamide, “The Bliss Chemical”. That’s why we feel so happy after eating chocolate!! Need I say more??

 

You can buy raw cacao nibs at your local health food store. They are great blended into smoothies, baked into cookies and sprinkled on top of just about everything!! Yummy yummy goodness!!

 

 

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