Cacao has been around for hundreds of years, and for good reason. While in today’s culture, it’s common to add cacao nibs to a smoothie or cacao powder to baked goods, many people don’t realize the true power of this superfood! It adds a noticeable flavor to many foods, and many consumers are not aware of cacao’s nutritional boosts.
Similar to other superfoods offered by Natierra®, Organic Cacao offers many benefits that may go unnoticed. For example, cacao has one of the highest amounts of magnesium in any source of natural food. Magnesium has been known to lower blood pressure and reduce the chance of type II diabetes, while protecting your body from osteoporosis. Cacao also has a chemical called flavanols that is believed to help prevent heart and cardiovascular disease.
The fiber contained in cacao is beneficial to digestion, and as a convenient addition to food that you already consume such as smoothies, trail mix, or even as a nice-cream topping, this high fiber superfood is easy to have on hand! Cacao also is full of healthy fats that your body wants to operate at the highest level.
All Organic Non-GMO Cacao products that Natierra® offers are excellent sources of fiber and qualify for our Buy One, Feed One program, which means that in partnership with Convoy of Hope, for each Organic Cacao product purchased Natierra® will provide one meal to a child in need in Haiti. You can learn more about our Buy One, Feed One program here.
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