The health benefits of RAW COCAO

January 19th, 201510:51 pm @


Missing your tea, wine and coffee?

Here is alternative that might fill the gap while you are detoxing:  RAW COCAO or CHOCOLATE.

Try 100mls of hot organic rice milk (be sure to read the package to make sure that it is 100% natural with no added sugar, you want to buy rice milk not a rice drink) with a tablespoon  of organic 100% raw cocao.  It tastes SO good when you are on the detox and only has 62 calories.

According to a study by Harvard researchers cocao can decrease blood pressure, improve blood vessel health and make an improvement in cholesterol levels.

The apparent health benefits come from polyphenolic flavonoids in cocoa.  Flavonoids are antioxidants and are generally found in tea, wine, coffee, fruits and vegetables.  They are believed to help prevent heart disease, fight cancer, act as a natural antidepressant and reduce ageing due to it’s antioxidant boosting effect.

Cocao does contain very small amounts of caffeine but not enough to elevate blood sugar the same as other foods or beverages that contain caffeine.  In fact has less than 1/20th the amount of caffeine found in coffee.

Raw cocao is low in calories, low in fat, high in fibre, and contains essential minerals such as calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium.

A perfectly healthy chocolate treat!