When I had just started my training to become a certified health coach, one lecturer informed us that cacao – chocolate in its most pure form – is one of the healthiest superfoods on the planet. That is something I could get behind!
So with the launch of the Cacao Bar last week, we wanted to take a deeper dive into this this amazing superfood, highlighting all of the reasons you should be eating more of it. Cacao powder consists of the dried seeds at the root of chocolate, and is also one of the highest sources of magnesium in nature, full of antioxidants, calcium, zinc, copper and selenium. Cacao contains more antioxidants per gram than blueberries, goji berries, red wine, raisins, prunes and even pomegranates. It also triggers three neurotransmitters that are associated with elevating mood and mental well being: serotonin, dopamine, phenylethylamine.
Still not convinced? Here is a quick list of some other benefits!
- Improves Cardiovascular Health
- Reduces Tiredness and Fatigue
- Contributes to Overall Gut Health
- Supports Muscle Growth and Fitness
- Relieves Stress
- Reduces Blood Sugar
- Improves Mood
- Increases Brain Power and Capacity
- Counteracts Cognitive Decline
- Assists in Skin Restoration and Reparation
While cacao boasts lots of health benefits, did we also mention that it is absolutely delicious!? Get all of these benefits from The Empower Bar Cacao. We can’t wait to hear what you think!