To Mayans, Cacao was “Food of the Gods” – a medicinal go-to. Current scientists agree. It is anti-inflammatory, immune boosting and cardio-protective.
Cacao is a “Food of the Gods” for our times; known to promote calmness and concentration.
Most famous for its role in chocolate production (yum!). Cacao has health benefits bon bon junkies never imagined. There are more clinical studies on it than Hershey bars in a Halloween basket. Among its wonders; potent anti-oxidant delivery, inflammation relief, cardiovascular protection, mood boosting and skin soothing. It is so easy to add to your diet, you’ll want to Carpe Cacao every day.
Cacao is chock full of natural polyphenols; potent anti-inflammatories to mitigate oxidative stress. And, metabolites from this evergreen plant add positive influence on the heart and vascular system. Cacao; a wonderful way to protect your plumbing!
The botanic name for Cacao is Theobroma cacao. Research shows that a key ingredient, theobromine, may act as an anti-inflammatory and add other benefits. Cacao’s flavonoids have shown free radical scavenging ability. “Food of the Gods” has the goods.
No one is ready to proclaim Cacao as a solution for depression or anxiety. However, its flavonols and polyphenols positively affect mood, memory and cognition. A recent trial reported “significantly increased self-rated calmness and contentedness.”
A hot trend in skincare is a Cacao face mask. Studies show applying raw cacao offers a lot of the same benefits as eating it. Dermatologist Shirley Chi, MD, says, “It’s anti-aging, moisturizing, and smoothing.” Somewhere, Mayan women are smiling.