Healthy Food Tips: 10 Benefits of Raw Cacao

We continue our discussion this week on superfoods from the book:

SUPERFOODS:

THE FOOD AND MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE

By: David Wolfe

I found a free PDF version of this book HERE.

Next up ORGANIC RAW CACAO

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? I think we all like a good chocolate fix on occasion. However, the chocolate you eat bears little resemblance to proper chocolate, AKA- Raw Cacao (Pronounced Ka-Ka-o). Proper, raw cacao powder is considered a superfood. Now don’t rush out and buy a bunch of chocolate bars. The chocolate in candy bars has been heated, processed and refined ruining many of the health benefits, not to mention TONS of sugar added to the candy. Proper raw cacao powder has many health benefits, such as:

  1. Elevates mood
  2. Protects the heart
  3. Thins the blood
  4. Prevents premature aging
  5. Helps to shed fat
  6. Combats fatigue
  7. Healthy hair and nails
  8. Shields the skin (from the sun)
  9. Healthy skin
  10. Fights tooth decay

More details on the benefits of raw cacao are in the video below:

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Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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