Why Raw Chocolate is Better for you!​

Antioxidants:   Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any other food tested so far, including blueberries, green tea, etc. The health benefits of these antioxidants  promote cardiovascular health and help repair damage caused by free radicals.

Neurotransmitters:   Raw cacao increases the levels of specific neurotransmitters in brain chemistry that helps us feel good:   

Serotonin-  serotonin levels are raised, which acts as an anti-depressant   

Endorphins-  cacao stimulates the secretion of endorphins (which give us the pleasurable feelings from exercise, sex, drugs, etc.).

Phenylthylamine-  found in cacao, phenylthylamine is  also created when  when we are in love,    and acts as a mood elevator and increases focus and alertness   

Anandamide-  anandamide is known as the “bliss chemical”  and cacao contains both   acylethanolamines, believed to increase the levels of anandamine

​Roasting cacao degrades the above benefits!!!