benefits of cacao

Chocolates for Breakfast

Did you know that chocolate is a "super food"  packed with vitamins and minerals necessary for good health and longevity?  Pass the cocoa puffs!  Well... not quite.  As it turns out, cacao, the raw form of our dear friend chocolate, is a seed/nut found in the Amazon, and is considered to be the highest antioxidant food on the planet.  Slightly bitter to taste, cacao contains essential minerals such as magnesium, iron, manganese, theobromine and chromium important for building strong bones, purifying blood, supporting cardiovascular health and balancing hormones. If it couldn't get any better, chocolate is also high in Phenylethylamine aka "love drug" and Anandamide aka “the bliss chemical”, making this coveted dessert a natural aphrodisiac, mood booster, metabolism booster and appetite suppressant!!   And it can also be used topically in masks or scrubs to brighten and soothe the skin.