Cocoa

Organic Raw Cocoa – A true Super Food!

Organic Raw Cocoa – A true Super Food!

One of the great products already in stock at aussie mamas is Organic Raw Cocoa.

Our Organic Cocoa Powder is Dutch processed and unsweetened. This organic cocoa powder gives a full rich chocolate flavour to baked goods. It also makes a wonderful hot chocolate sweetened with stevia or stevia blend.
Organic Cocoa Powder not only plays a multi-factorial role in protecting us from chronic degenerative diseases but also goes a long way to making us feel good by its mood enhancing and nutritive properties. Research has shown cocoa helps to promote insulin sensitivity, a bonus for Trim Healthy Mamas.

Non-organic Cocoa Powder can contain pesticide and herbicide residues, including lead. Thankfully, organic cocoa is reasonably priced and often can be bought in bulk for the same price as non-organic cocoa.

Organic Cocoa Powder is a power food packed with antioxidants, phytochemicals, minerals, and the building blocks of neurotransmitters and other “feel good” hormones. Modern research is showing it has far-reaching implications for treating cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and other chronic degenerative diseases. Some experts are even saying the health-giving properties of cocoa will potentially benefit public health equal to or more than antibiotics and anesthesia.

It is packed full of antioxidant-rich phytonutrients. Antioxidants help to quell the fire of free radicals our bodies generate and are exposed to every day. Organic raw cocoa has the highest ORAC value of any food. One tablespoon of cocoa powder which is about 5g has an approximate ORAC value of 1400, which gives you almost half of what you need. Cocoa acts as a natural blood thinner when taken daily.

Components of cocoa, notably the polyphenols have shown to stop the proliferation of breast, prostate, and colon cancer cells while sparing normal cells. This is more reasons to tuck into a chocolate treat regularly.

Research is also showing cocoa powder to help immune function, cognition, and detoxification. Cocoa can both upregulate specific immune cells and help modulate immune function. It appears to increase brain oxygenation which has beneficial implications for diseases like dementia. And finally, raw organic cocoa powder with its high fiber content has been shown to facilitate the excretion and detoxification of environmental contaminants from the body.

Organic Cocoa Powder truly is a wonder food.

Source: http://www.metaboliceffect.com/cocoa/

 

2 Comments

  1. Thanks Donna, all that Cocoa I have been drinking has obviously been doing me a lot of good!!

     

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