Apart from its many other virtues, raw cacao powder can increase your energy, help you find your mojo, and improve your mood. It’ll also help you remember what you were just taking about, (memory and concentration).
How does raw cacao powder increase energy?
– Cacao stimulates the secretion of endorphins, helping you to feel nicely high.
– It helps improve blood flow to the brain, thereby increasing energy levels. Some of cacao’s components that do this are –
1. Magnesium – raw cacao powder is the richest dietary source of magnesium on earth.
Magnesium is an excellent source of energy that will optimise our use of oxygen in order to boost energy and burn calories.
A magnesium deficiency, (which is not uncommon) causes fatigue, weakness, anxiety and irritability.
2. PEA (phenylethylamine) – Also known as the ‘love drug’ as apart from it helping to increase energy levels, alertness and concentration, it also heightens your sex drive.
3. Theobromine – is a mild, natural stimulant that helps us burn fat. It also increases our pleasure sensations by boosting serotonin, (a happy hormone).