https://antlerfarms.com/blogs/articles/antler-farms-organic-raw-cacao Not only great tasting but also great for you, raw cacao is one of the most powerful antioxidants of any superfoods. In this video Thomas DeLauer discusses the benefits of cacao and why you should incorporate cacao into your diet.
Antler Farms® Raw Cacao is 100% pure, certified organic cacao powder. Our cacao comes from cacao trees that grow outdoors in the Amazon basin of Peru, where it has been cultivated organically for more than 3,000 years by local indigenous communities.
Antler Farms® Raw Cacao is harvested at the peak of potency to provide a rich source of antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and the mild stimulant theobromine. Our cacao is naturally dried. It is never heated or roasted, but cold processed throughout to ensure all of its beneficial compounds remain completely intact and bioavailable.
That bitterness that you taste when you have cacao is a good thing. That bitterness is the polyphenols. You’re tasting that. You’re tasting flavonoids, flavonols. You’re tasting catechin, epicatechin, procyanidins. These are the things that can have a powerful effect within our body.
You see, cacao has a lot of various benefits. The one that’s probably widely talked about the most is the antioxidant benefit, but when you look at that, you see that cacao has one of the highest oxygen radical absorbance scores. That means that it has an ability to really neutralize free radicals very well. But that’s a world that we have to tread lightly when we talk about. Antioxidants are just a difficult thing to talk about, but we do know as far as that ORAC score is concerned, that cacao sits pretty high.
But let’s talk about some of the other benefits that may not be known with cacao. For example, theobromine, theobromine is in the same family as caffeine and is responsible for some of that sustained energy lift that you get when you have cacao. You’re not talking about this big major rise and fall that you might get with caffeine. Theobromine kind of operates differently. So, it’s pretty interesting, and there’s a lot of new bodies of research coming out surrounding it.
Now, additionally, cacao can stimulate a pretty significant release of some major neurotransmitters, things like dopamine, serotonin, so that can explain the mood lift that you get. So, yeah, you potentially get some energy when you have the theobromine, but a lot of times you see that people potentially get these pretty decent mood lifts out of it, too.
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