Super foods- Cacao

cacao in hand

Literally meaning ‘Food of the Gods’, this amazing bean was once used as currency in Mexico, before we had paper money. It has around 621 anti-oxidants, whereas blueberries have around 22. Yep this little bean is loaded with agents that fight oxidative stress – what makes up sick and age. It’s also one of the highest sources of magnesium so really good for aching, tight and sore muscles, heart health, sleeplessness, anxiety or a twitching eye. And you need magnesium to get calcium into your bones and teeth. It’s also packed with fibre so it’s lovely to help elimination thereby aiding bowel health, curb sugar cravings and decrease an insatiable appetite.

cacao pod

Adding a teaspoon to your coffee to make a healthy and yummy mocha (add some coconut palm sugar of sweetness) , or add it to your smoothies, truffles, Bliss Balls, ‘Cacao Crackles’, or Mousse. (Loads of recipes on my website or in my recipe books.

cacao pods

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