The Beauty Benefits of Cacao
The benefits of Cacao are many and far reaching. Considered a drink of the gods by the Incas used by the Mayans for ritual beverages for marriage ceremonies, these associations gave rise to the scientific name of the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao, from the Greek words theo (god) and broma (drink).
Cacao is the raw bean that is roasted and sometimes fermented to create chocolate, the main ingredient in some of our favorite flavors. In addition to being a sacred food, it is also a superfood. Cacao 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 triggers three neurotransmitters that are associated with elevating mood and mental well being: serotonin, dopamine, phenylethylamine.
Every ounce of Cacao contains
427 mg of Potassium
(12% of daily recommended allowance)
Keeps your skin cells hydrated and moisturized.
3.9 mg of Iron
(22% of daily recommended allowance)
Improves skin health and color , nail strength and hair growth
1.1 g of Copper
(53% of daily recommended allowance)
Promotes anti-aging and aids in digestion
140 mg of Magnesium
(35% of daily recommended allowance)
Promotes heart health and helps to lower blood pressure
9.3 g of Dietary Fiber
(37% of daily recommended allowance)
Improves skin health promotes weight loss