Real raw cacao is absolutely loaded with highly beneficial nutrients to keep you healthy and promote longevity! With antioxidant levels far above other excellent sources such as acai & blueberries and more resveratrol than red wine, so consumption of cacao is good for the cardiovascular system among other benefits. Cacao is also extremely high in magnesium, often lacking in modern diets, which is key to coping with the effects of stress. Also very high is vitamin C, cacao is a great bolster to the body’s immune function... the other wonderful news is that raw cacao contains plenty of seratonin and phenethylamine (the neurotransmitter which gives us the feeling of being ‘in love’!).
So, yes! Chocolate is a superfood which can help keep us energized, healthy and happy!! But it has to be raw because the heat treated stuff which dominates the market has lost its goodness through heat processing and has had other ingredients added to it... mainly cream and sugar which have detrimental effects on our systems...
The Loving Earth Raw Cacao Powder which we use is made from an heirloom variety of unroasted Criollo Amazonico Cacao, grown in the Amazon rainforest of Satipo, Peru. It contains up to twice the amount of antioxidants of traditional cocoa powder made from roasted beans.*