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Ancient Central and South American civilizations used to drink cacao for its amazing benefits. Cacao is now on a comeback.
Cacao is loaded with nutrients that can give you energy, boost your immune system, help you lose weight, and best of all help you feel great, increase focus, reduce stress, and sleep better.
Suggestions on how to get more cacao into your day.
For thousands of years, Central and South American civilizations prepared a chocolaty drink called ka’kao – the drink of the Gods. Served to kings in golden cups, this cacao beverage was prized for its energizing and restorative properties. It was passed down from generation to generation until Cortes landed in the new world and the tradition was lost.
Today, chocolate or cacao is making a big comeback. We’re not talking about Hershey’s chocolate here. We’re talking clean pure dark and unprocessed cacao in the form so cacao powder, cacao nibs, or brewed cacao [learn more] that retains its nutrients and can give you amazing health and wellness benefits. Here are our top 7:
Cacao contains theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in cacao that can be more pleasant than caffeine. Theobromine gives you longer lasting, milder energy without the jitters and crash that can come from caffeine. Cacao is 99.9% caffeine free and its boost of natural energy feels akin to a goodnight’s sleep. Theobromine gives you a “holistic high” and provides natural, healthy and long-lasting energy without the negative effects of caffeine in other foods or drinks. [Learn More Here]
Our body produces the chemical phenylethylamine (aka “love drug”) when we fall in love and increases focus and alertness. This natural chemical is also found in cacao.
Cacao contains Tryptophan, a natural anti-depressant amino acid, that transforms into stress-protective neurotransmitters that enhance relaxation and promote better sleep. These benefits can not only leave feeling well rested but also more relaxed, less stressed, and more calm.
An endorphin called anadamide (aka “bliss chemical”) is produced by our body after exercise that makes us feel great and reduce stress. It has also been found in only one plant – cacao. Cacao also contains serotonin, a “feel-good” brain chemical and a primary neurotransmitter in the body that is a natural anti-depressant and plays a major role in mood and emotional health.
Cacao contains one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants to boost your immune system of any food in the world. By weight it has more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, açai, pomegranates, and goji berries combined!
An endorphin called anadamide (aka “bliss chemical”) is produced by our body after exercise that makes us feel great and reduce stress. It has also been found in only one plant – cacao.
Low in calories, fat and carbs, cacao also acts as a natural appetite suppressant that helps curb your appetite and promotes weight loss. Cacao stimulates serotonin production in the brain which helps suppress your appetite and can result in consuming less calories in the long run.
Cacao is one of the best natural plant sources of magnesium. Magnesium helps supports the heart, aids digestion, balances brain chemistry, and builds strong bones. Many Americans are chronically magnesium deficient and cacao is an amazing source for this nutrient.
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Roasted, ground, and brewed just like coffee, brewed cacao has the amazing flavor and aroma of pure dark chocolate. While it brews like coffee, you get the benefits of cacao- a superfood prized by ancient cultures for its energizing and restorative properties.
Crio Bru’s brewed cacao beverage also has theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in cacao that can be longer lasting, milder, and more pleasant than caffeine. Give it a try. Brew our 100% pure ground cacao in your French press or coffee maker, and your kitchen will have the aroma of pure dark chocolate heaven in no time.
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Cacao is loaded with nutrients that can lower your acidity intake, boost your immune system, help you lose weight, and best of all help you feel great, increase focus, reduce stress, and sleep better.
Brewed cacao contains theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in cacao that can be more longer lasting and more pleasant than caffeine.
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