COCOA: THE SUPERFOOD !
More than just a treat, Cocoa is becoming known as a powerful super food, contributing to global health and that of the hearth.
The cardioprotective effects of Cocoa comes from its rich flavonoïd (antioxidant) content which reduces blodd pressure, lower “bad cholesterol", improve blood vessels elasticity and diminishes risks of blood clots formation.
It has a positive effect on your heart, due to its high magnesium content which regulates cardiac rythm and act as an anti-stress. As psycho-stimulant, it has a positive and anti-depressing effect, which is an important aspect to the health of your heart !
Cocoa is not bad for your teeth. On the contrary, it contains tannin, which hinders the developement of bacteria in the mouth. It contains fluorine as well, which reinforce the enamel of the teeth.
Cocoa is one of the most nutrient rich and complex foods known to man. It is considered by some experts to be antioxidant food and to have a better source of magnesium than any other food.
Historically, Cocoa has been used to treat everything from kidney disorders and liver disease to depression and thickly coughs, but scientists now believe the antioxidants in it could also help prevent cancers, heart disease, and increase blood flow to the brain, fighting dementia into the bargain.
Cocoa beans also contains Psycho-stimulants: Nicotinamid, Phenylethylamin, Serotonin, Octapamin, Tyramin, Theophyllin.
Nutrients and Minerals Found in Cocoa :
Magnesium, Iron, Chromium, Anandamid "The Bliss Chemical", Theobromin, Antioxidant Flavonoids, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Omega 6 Fatty Acids, Phenethylamin (PEA), Tryptophan, Serotonin, Endorphins, Sulfur, Calcium, Potassium, N-acylethanolamines, Oleic Acid, Heart-Healthy Mono-unsaturated Fat, MAO Inhibitors (antidepressants).
Nutrients and Minerals provide the following health benefits:
Reduces Appetite and Helps in Weight Loss
Helps with Cardiovascular Health
Dilates Bloods Vessels and Reduces Blood Clotting
Assists in Regulating Heartbeat and Blood Pressure
Lowers LDL Cholesterol
Reduces the Risk of Stroke and Risk of Heart Attacks
Helps to Protect from Environmental and Metabolic Toxins
Acts as an Anti-Depressant and Balances the Mood
Balances the Brain Chemistry
Builds Strong Bones
Helps to Increase Focus and Alertness
Builds Strong Nails and Hair
Detoxifies the Liver
Balances Blood Sugar
Facilitates Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation
Lipids: 55% Glucose: 0.1% Amino acids: 0.8% Glucids: 5% Protids: 9% Organic Acids: 0.5% Fructose: 0.5% Phenolic agents : 15%