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Hearts and Chocolate .. “Heart Blood”

Happy Valentines Day!

Did you happen to read my previous post on Raw Cacao?  Check it out for what Cacao is and where to find it.

I wanted to continue on Valentines Day  with my love of Cacao and it’s benefits for all.  Cacao is the number One Superfood. So we all know that  chocolate is a big Valentines gift.. why?   Well it makes us feel good and makes us happy!  Why? – read on!

More than anything else cacao ( raw chocolate)  supports the heart , in a literal and metaphysical and spiritual sense.   Aztecs called cacao ” yollotl eztli”  which means heart blood ! 

Cacao supports a healthy cardio system:  It opens the heart, returns you to a natural state of feeling (awareness) .  Cacao contains the highest concentration of antioxidants in the world !  Including polyphenols and catechins.

By weight, cacao has more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, acai, pomegranetes and goji berries combined.

Cacao is the # 1 source of magnesium, when the body has enough magnesium veins and arteries breathe a sigh of relief and relax!  Resistance is decreased and flow of blood oxygen nutrients flow through the body easier.  (more…)


Cuckoo for cacao

CACAO !   CHOCOLATE  IN  THE  RAW

Cacao (Raw Chocolate) — The seed/nut of a fruit of an Amazonian tree, cacao is the highest antioxidant food on the planet, the #1 source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, manganese, and chromium and is also extremely high in PEA, theobromine (cardiovascular support), and anandamide (“bliss chemical”). Raw Chocolate improves cardiovascular health, builds strong bones, is a natural aphrodisiac, elevates your mood and energy, and increases longevity.

 

Last Wednesday, at the SUPERFOODS workshop I spoke of the powers of Cacao.. Raw Chocolate.  Later I heard from others that they love that I recommend Dark Chocolate…. NOT COMPLETELY TRUE

I want to clear up the confusion of Chocolate and Cacao.  

Chocolate is altered Cacao and it has MANY less nutrients and minerals.  Americans have taken magnificent Cacao and added sugar and milk – removing most of its powers for the human body.

RAW  Cacao    Is a raw food.  Real Cacao has enzymes that tell it to go to the brain and the bone and it strengthens bone and improves thought processes.

Milk Chocolate = altered cacao (dairy and sugar).  Less nutrients.  It will

1.       Draw draw minerals out of the body, cause blood sugar disorders, dehydration and is highly addictive – making you do more and more harm.

So the antioxidants, magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin c, essential fatty acids, endorphins, tryptophan, serotonin and fiber – are not in your swiss mix or your Hershey Bar.

 Read on for ways to find Raw Cacao..

Did you know that eating more mineral dense and nutrient dense foods decreases Bad Food Cravings?  Join me at our next BOOST support group  Feb 29th @ 6 PM on ways to implement superfoods, clear up any confusion on how to find and use them and what really are antioxidants? (more…)