Good news chocolate lovers…chocolate is good for you!!! The raw and unprocessed kind, aka cacao, has even more benefits which are bundled up in our organic HALO Superfood Protein Powder.
Here are our top five reasons to eat more cacao (& chocolate).
Reason #1: It balances mood swings
Cacao boosts levels of feel good brain chemicals (aka serotonin) and promotes the release of calming hormones. A good dose of cacao is just what the Dr ordered to deal with stress, dull moods, hyper-sensitivity, and PMS.
Reason #2: It can prevent premature aging
Cacao is full of antioxidants that protect our cells from premature aging to keep us feeling and looking younger. It’s the same antioxidants you’ll find in green tea and red wine, but without the hangover or chance of spilling boiling water on yourself.
Reason #3: It helps with digestion
You can thank the fiber content in cacao for this. It stimulates digestive enzymes.
Reason #4: It protects your heart
An anti-inflammatory antioxidant in raw cacao can protect against cardiovascular disease and help improve blood circulation. It works to prevent hardening of the arteries and reduces the bad kind of cholesterol (LDL).
Reason #5: It’s a brain booster
Especially helpful if you’re a little forgetful. Cacao can enhance the flow of blood to the brain, which helps with learning and memory.