Chocolate

NEWS: This superfood is now available in the SANEStore as a convenient whole-food powder so you can more easily enjoy it in smoothies and recipes.

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Our Raw, Extra Rich, Organic Heirloom Criollo Cacao Powder (Cocoa Powder) is made by taking the finest raw Heirloom Criollo cacao nibs and cold-pressing some of the oil out. This natural process retains 22% of the cacao butter and results in a rich, flavorful powder packed with powerful nutrients and natural possible mood enhancers. This extra rich cacao powder dissolves easily in liquids making it easy to create smooth, delicious chocolate shakes, fudge, hot chocolate and more. Try Sweetening with our organic agave nectar to create low glycemic, delightful treats. The possibilities are endless for this antioxidant pick me up. See what you are missing and turn your chocolate cravings into super nutrition by rediscovering real chocolate in our Raw Extra Rich Organic Cacao Powder.

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Cacao contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants on the planet, exceeding that of red wine, green tea and many other exotic fruits and vegetables. Our Raw Heirloom Criollo Extra Rich Organic Cacao powder is a source of the mineral magnesium and recent scientific studies have shown that cacao supports blood flow throughout the body. It has also been shown to be helpful in supporting healthy blood glucose levels. Research from Germany also suggests that cacao may help support youthful and beautiful skin possibly due to the sulfur and flavanols compounds found in this superfood.

Cacao, ‘the food of the gods’ has been traditionally used for centuries to support healthy energy levels and a healthy mental outlook. With over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, cacao remains one of the most complex and pleasurable foods on the planet. In its raw form, cacao contains anandamide, arginine, phenethylamine and tryptophan . By raising the neurotransmitters in our brain, cacao promotes an overall feeling of well being. In essence, raw chocolate may make you happy!

What’s the Difference between Cacao and Cocoa? The official name of the chocolate tree is Theobroma Cacao. Some experts believe that over time the word “cacao” became Anglicized, and most likely through common error people started calling it “cocoa”. Now, with the rebirth of old-style, artisanal chocolate there is a movement to reclaim the beans rightful name: cacao (pronounced Ka-Kow). Today, the two words are often used interchangeably.

Sound Promising?

Want to Try Adding a Convenient and Pure Powdered Form of This Whole Food to Your Smoothies and Recipes?

Why Try?

  • May contain mood elevating properties
  • Helpful for arteriosclerosis
  • May help the Dilation of blood vessels
  • Improving the cellular functioning of those cells lining blood vessels
  • Super powerful antioxidant
  • May boost blood flow to the brain, heart, & other organs
  • Supporting a healthy heart
  • Anti-inflammation
  • May Improve digestion
  • Stimulating kidney & bowel function
  • May aid in the healing of skin problems including eczema, psoriasis & burns
  • Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Strong stress reliever
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Increasing insulin sensitivity in healthy persons
  • Helping build and maintain strong bones & teeth
  • Containing more magnesium than any other food
  • May help in lowering blood glucose levels
  • Helps to decrease the risk of hardening of the arteries
  • May reduce free radicals throughout the body
  • May be used to increase breast milk production
  • Aids in Lowering bad LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol
  • Shown to improve Endothelial function in overweight adults
  • Natural source of anandamide, phenethylamine, arginine & 300 other natural compounds
  • Reducing additional neural damage in the case of a stroke
  • May reduce blood pressure
  • Promoting an overall feeling of euphoria & well being
  • Helping to Maintain youthful, beautiful skin, hair, & nails
  • Lowering the oxidative stress of strenuous activities – thus helping athletes to recover
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