5 Reasons Why Chocolate (ok, Cacao) is Actually Good For You

1. It's full of goodness

Cacao is the raw form of cocoa that comes from the Theobroma cacao tree. The best cacao is completely organic and is made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans. As it is never heated above 45 degrees, it keeps all the goodness. So, unlike cocoa, it retains all its vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!

2. It keeps you perky!

Cacao contains a molecule called anandamide or the “bliss molecule”. This is known to be a mood improver and to create a feeling of euphoria. No wonder we can’t get enough of it!

3. A great source of energy

Cacao is one of the best food sources of magnesium. Magnesium is great for producing energy, keeping a healthy brain and combatting fatigue.

4. It is full of antioxidants!

Cacao is rich in flavonoids. These have been linked to healthy hearts, lowering blood pressure and providing anti-aging benefits too!

5.Cacao is totally natural with no nasties!

Cacao is naturally low in salt and sugar and has no added preservatives or sweeteners. It is also gluten, wheat & dairy free and suitable for vegan diets. It’s absolutely perfect for giving you that guilt-free chocolate-y hit.

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Our fave way to get a cacao hit s the delicious Perkier Cacao & Cashew Quinoa bar… Crafted with care and packed with goodness to give you nutritious energy. Available in the free-from aisles of TESCO, ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsburys, and Wholefoods Market stores, and online with Amazon & Holland and Barratt.

And finally, did you know…

Cacao’s superfood powers are so strong that it was once used as currency?