Live Superfoods Cacao Beans, Hand Peeled, Organic, 12 oz

Live Superfoods Cacao Beans, Hand Peeled, Organic, 12 oz Live Superfoods Organic Raw Hand-Peeled Cacao Beans Live Superfoods USDA-certified organic raw hand peeled cacao beans are the Arriba nacional variety, which is highly regarded for its aroma and flavor. OurArriba nacional beans come from Forestero trees. Forastero trees are hardy and disease resistant, which is why they are the source of 70% of the cacao grown today. Arriba nacional cacao is different from other Forastero beans; possessing a smooth and delicate flavor and a floral aroma that is highly prized by cacao lovers. The raw beans are actually the seeds from the cacao pod. They're protected by a paper-thin shell, which has been removed for you. Many people consider eating chocolate a “guilty pleasure.” But the reputation of chocolate as a junk food should more accurately be attributed to the harmful effects of commercial processing and refining techniques, and the other ingredients commonly added, most notably white sugar. All chocolate is made from the cacao (cocoa) bean, and cacao beans in their natural, unprocessed, unadulterated state are rich in nutrients and beneficial to health. Excellent with lucuma, vanilla powder, agave nectar, yacon syrup and coconut oil. 12 oz resealable package This product carries the California Prop 65 warning. Not sure what this means? Click here to learn more. Why Unprocessed Chocolate is Good for You Antioxidants: Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas. In fact, it has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea. Health benefits of these antioxidants include: • Promote cardiovascular health - Help dilate bloods vessels, reduce blood clotting, improve circulation, help regulate heartbeat and blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks. • Protect from environmental and metabolic toxins - Help repair and resist damage caused by free radicals, and may reduce risk of certain cancers. Neurotransmitters: By increasing the levels of specific neurotransmitters in our brains, cacao promotes positive outlook, facilitates rejuvenation and simply helps us feel good. Serotonin - Cacao raises the level of serotonin in the brain; thus acts as an anti-depressant, helps reduce PMS symptoms, and promotes a sense of well-being. Endorphins - Cacao stimulates the secretion of endorphins, producing a pleasurable sensation similar to the “runner’s high” a jogger feels after running several miles. Phenylethylamine - Found in chocolate, phenylethylamine is also created within the brain and released when we are in love. Acts as mild mood elevator and anti-depressant, and helps increase focus and alertness. Anandamide - Anandamide is known as the “bliss chemical” because it is released by the brain when we are feeling great. Cacao contains both N-acylethanolamines, believed to temporarily incr


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