Cacao powder might sound similar to chocolate but this superfood is one of the most nutrient dense powders in the world. Increase energy, focus, vitamins and minerals with antioxidant rich cacao. To find out more about the benefits of cacao click Read More.

What is Cacao?

Cacao is the initial ingredient used to make chocolate and dark chocolate. Its therefore no surprise when some people hear cacao they think of unhealthy chocolate bars. But as a matter of fact, raw cacao powder is one of the most nutritious superfoods available. This superfood powder comes from the cacao bean, originating in South America. The bitter bean is then harvested, fermented and produced into a fine powder. Initially the beans are cleaned and peeled and extracted to form cacao nibs. These nibs are then ground into a paste and dried into a silky brown powder. The end result is a great tasting, highly nutritious product with a range of health benefits.

Cacao Benefits

Nutrient Density

Our organic cacao powder is high in fibre and healthy fats with a ton of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. For example, just one spoonful can the minerals Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Calcium and Manganese. Moreover, cacao contains more than 300 healthy chemical compounds and antioxidants. These antioxidants are polyphenols which possess antioxidant activity when consumed. Moreover, these phytochemicals offer 4 times the antioxidant power of dark chocolate and 20 times that of blueberries. In addition carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, sulphur and essential fatty acids are just a few more nutrients this product provides. If you’re looking to supercharge your diet and get additional nutrition this powder is ideal. Moreover, this cacao is dairy free, wheat-free and gluten free so a perfect natural powder for vegan diets.

Energy and Focus

There’s nothing worse than feeling tired and fatigued all the time which can be caused when your diet is lacking in nutrients. Because cacao is a rich source of vitamin B, iron and magnesium, this superfood can supercharge your energy levels. Moreover, other minerals such as calcium and potassium have also been proven to increase concentration.

A common cause of low energy is iron and magnesium deficiency. That;s because these nutrients are essential for energy production and metabolism.  In addition, by releasing endorphins, cacao can increase mood and make you feel more energetic. But, it doesn’t just stop there, the antioxidant and mineral content can increase blood flow promoting blood, brain and body energy transfers! So aid your health and well-being or increase workout performance with a cacao shake.

Anti-Depressant Effects

If you experience low mood, cacao is a way to naturally boost your mood and happiness. This is because this superfood can have anti depressant effects through its phenethylamine content. Phenethylamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that is a mood booster and natural antidepressant. Not only that, but cacao also boosts endorphins – the feel good hormone to make you happy. So it’s no wonder we love chocolate so much!

Healthy Heart, Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Not only is cacao high in fibre, but its high antioxidant content also contributes to a healthy heart. The complex blend of all vitamins, minerals and flavonoids means this polyphenol rich powder can lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure. In addition, there is a reduced risk of blood clots and increased arterial blood flow reducing heart disease risks. Not only that, but natural phytochemicals also lower oxidative damage, preventing chronic diseases such as cancer!

A Low Sugar Chocolate Fix

Most of us get chocolate cravings and try our best to avoid it. Chocolate bars are great in moderation as part of a healthy diet especially on cheat days. But when consuming regularly, these bars are high in calories, sugar and fat. However, cocao powder itself is not the same as chocolate and can be consumed in your diet guilt free. The nutrition in this superfood powder is a great healthy way to curb your cravings and get a chocolate fix. Not only that, but cocao is low in sugar and high in fibre. As a result you can maintain healthy blood sugar levels and prevent excess weight gain. In addition, our product is 100% organic and dairy free so ideal for lactose intolerance and vegan diets!

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Aduna Super Cacao Powder (275g Pouch)

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