Meet The Ingredient: Cacao Powder


Meet..Cacao Powder!

Cacao Powder is the purest form of chocolate! Cacao literally means “food of the gods,” due to its powerful benefits when consumed! Cacao is the highest source of antioxidants of all foods and the highest source of magnesium of all foods. Cacao powder contains loads of fiber, making it optimal for digestive health! Cacao is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, cholesterol-free saturated fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, natural carbohydrates, and protein that make it an excellent source of nutrients. 

Benefits of Cacao Powder: -Anti-cancer! In “Nutrition and Cancer,” published in 2009, researchers concluded that certain compounds found in the cacao bean might prevent cancer or improve the outcome when the disease is already present. -Benefits cardiovascular health -Excellent source of iron -Great source of magnesium -Natural mood enhancer -Shiny hair! Strong nails! -Powerful in liver protection -Overall immune system booster

How to Use Cacao Powder: -Mixed into your juices & smoothies! -Mix cacao powder with coconut oil and honey/maple syrup- and you got your very own CLEAN chocolate syrup! -Cacao nibs (chopped up cacao bean) can be sprinkled over cereals, oatmeals, and yogurt!

I use Navitas Natural’s Cacao Powder! You can buy it here from Vitacost!

                                                                                                                                              

 

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