Sweet News for Your Health! October 14, 2019

organic cacao with scoop

Have you ever wondered what superfood can help you feel energized and help you look younger? Well, research shows that dark chocolate (also known as Cacao) is more than a comfort food, and it is loaded with anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins that can help you look and feel at your best.  Nutritional analysis demonstrates that Cacao is superior at delivering invigorating antioxidants that can lower the concentration of those disease-promoting compounds (known as free-radicals) in you body, resulting in more vitality and better health for you and your family.1  With its low-glycemic index, Doctor’s Favorite Organic Cacao Nibs are a powerful superfood to incorporate in your daily routine.

Cacao is the Food of Superheroes

Cacao chocolate comes from a natural fruit and is cultivated in various parts of the world.  Historical evidence shows that Cacao was eaten by strong pyramid-building civilizations, such as the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs.  The energizing property of Cacao was later proven during World War II when the U.S. troops gave soldiers three chocolate bars per day during heavy combat to provide nutritional nourishment.Cacao is rich in naturally occurring nutrients ranging from flavonoids (which support blood flow), epicatechins (powerful antioxidants that have four times the antioxidant content than tea), and amino acids like Tyrosine (which is involved in production of mood-boosting neurotransmitters in the brain), magnesium (which helps nerve function), calcium (vital for bone health), and zinc (which is important in immune function).3

What Can Cacao Do For You?

Cacao chocolate is a wonderful nutritious food that will help you achieve optimal health in today’s fast-paced, stressful world.  With its higher antioxidant capacity than green tea and red wine, Cacao Chocolate will increase your antioxidant defenses to combat disease-promoting endogenous molecules made in your body called free-radicals, which are associated with heart disease, Alzheimer dementia, diabetes, and cancer.  The rich array of minerals will activate your enzymatic potential in marvelous ways.  Studies show that epicatechins in Cacao help support blood pressure function, by promoting vascular endothelium health.1 The end result of regular consumption of Doctor’s Favorite Organic Cacao Chocolate is more energy, improved mood, better health, younger look, and less need for nutritionally devoid snacks. Regular intake of Cacao is associated with the following regular benefits:

  • More energy
  • Improved mental alertness
  • Better stamina
  • Improved mood

Your Best Source of Cacao

Studies show that adding sugar and milk will lower the content of health-promoting polyphenols in Cacao Chocolate, thereby decreasing its nutritional and antioxidant content.  Therefore, it is important to obtain only the purest, raw, unprocessed form of Cacao Chocolate in order to obtain of the health-promoting benefits described.  While coffee and black tea have higher amounts of caffeine, Cacao contains only a negligible amount (e.g., 1-8 mg per 100g), according to nutritional analysis studies.  That’s why Doctor’s Favorite Organic Cacao is happy to provide you with the highest quality, unprocessed, delicious, Cacao Nibs that will be a rich source of health and nourishment to meet the demands of your busy lifestyle. 

References

[1] Katz DL, et al. Cocoa and Chocolate in Human Health and Disease. Antioxid Redox Signal.  Nov (2011); 15(10): 2779–2811.doi: 10.1089/ars.2010.3697 [PMID: 21470061]

[2] Waterhouse AL et al. Antioxidants in chocolate. Lancet 348. 9030 (1996):834

[3] Steinberg FM et al.  Cocoa and chocolate flavonoids: implications for cardiovascular health. J Am Diet Assoc 103.2 (2003): 215-223.

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