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Healthy Food Tips: 10 Benefits of Raw Cacao

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



By: David Wolfe

I found a free PDF version of this book HERE.



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:


About Tamara Hoerner (1303 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. 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.

2 Comments on Healthy Food Tips: 10 Benefits of Raw Cacao

  1. In addition to that great list of benefits, we can throw fiber in there as a bonus! Love cacao!

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