COCOA vs CACAO. Why it matters for your health.

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Chocolate is a superfood, right? Well, not exactly. Cacao is not the same as the cocoa powder we all know and love. Pronounced CUH-cow, cacao has some incredible superfood benefits that simply don’t apply to the processed stuff, even though I can’t seem to say it right (something about saying CUH-cow just sounds wrong or is it just me?!). However you say it, the difference matters. Here are a few reasons why:

COCOA

  • Roasted and chemically processed
  • Heavily treated with toxic fumigation chemicals and pesticides; often contains GMOs
  • 60 to 90% of the antioxidents are destroyed in common “Dutch processing”

 

CACAO

  • Named for the Theobroma cacao tree
  • Unprocessed version of the cacao bean
  • Best when purchased organic, raw (more expensive, yes, but it’s better quality and you are supporting the fact that it was sustainably sourced as well)
  • Contains over 600 antioxidents (more than goji berries, green tea & 40 times more than blueberries!)
  • Has 40% more calcium than milk
  • Is the highest plant-based source of iron (consume with vitamin C for maximum benefits)
  • Full of magnesium for a healthy brain & heart
  • Natural anti-depressent & mood elevator

Watch my video as I explain the difference (and forgive my voice on this one!). Or click on the image below to see the replay.

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Thanks for tuning in!

Ciao,

Andrea

SOURCE: http://blogs.naturalnews.com/raw-organic-cacao-vs-cocoa-5-amazing-benefits-making-switch/

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