Cacao: The Sweet Secret to Hormone & Blood Sugar Health!

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Cacao is a superhero ingredient and is the purest form of delicious chocolate and have amazing heath benefits.

What are the benefits of Cacao?

High quality, unsweetened dark chocolate and cocoa powder is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, zinc, and more. It has many health benefits like relieving stress (Sunni 2014Martin 2012Wirtz 2014) and supporting the immune system (Becker 2013Berk 2018(a)Kamei 2016).

 

Need a little mood boost? Cocoa to the rescue! This magical ingredient stimulates the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in keeping us happy and content.

We talk a lot about blood sugar health here. Blood sugar rollercoasters are no fun, and we've all been victims of those mid-afternoon crashes or late-night cravings. The flavonoids found in cocoa can help improve insulin sensitivity, keeping your blood sugar levels steady and preventing those pesky spikes and crashes. 

How do the  antioxidant in cacao work?

Like other superfoods, dark chocolate is a potent antioxidant (even more than blueberries!) that fights premature aging by protecting the skin from sun damage, improving blood flow to the skin and increasing skin density (Heinrich 2006, Williams 2009). This is because cocoa is full of flavanols or flavanoids, a class of antioxidants that improve blood flow, protect our cells from damage, and reduce inflammation (Kahn 2014, Monagas 2009).

 

Flavonoids are considered a brain nutrient due to its positive impact on mental processing speed, memory, and learning (Fisher 2006Alharbi 2015Pipingas 2008). They can improve brain function and memory by enhancing neuroplasticity and increasing blood flow to the brain (Francis 2006Desideri 2012Berk 2018(b)). Additionally, this nutrient found in most colorful vegetables and fruit has proven to lower levels of mental fatigue, free radicals, and inflammation which, in turn, improves cognitive performance (Scholey 2010, Ryan 2008). 
So, go ahead and indulge in that piece of dark chocolate or your Cinnamon Cacao Maca Resist Bar. You're not just treating yourself, you're giving your body some serious love. From improving heart health to boosting brain function and even supporting hormonal balance, cocoa proves that it's more than just a sweet treat – it's a delicious dose of well-being!

 

Enjoy guilt-free and savor the goodness that cocoa brings to your body and soul. Stay chocolatey and stay healthy!