20 amazing cacao facts

Just in case you needed more reasons to eat chocolate…

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Some of these are pretty amazing. They should call cacao a super food or some thing 😉

1. Raw cacao gives rush of endorphins, relaxes muscles and boosts energy.

2. Raw cacao also contains high amounts of magnesium which relaxes your muscles. Magnesium also helps to protect against osteoporosis, reduces type II diabetes, and lowers blood pressure. Raw cacao powder (2tbsp) contains 52mg or 14% of daily value. Raw cacao nibs or beans per 100 grams contain 272 mg or 65% of daily value. The recommended RDA’s for Magnesium for a Male are 420mg and 320mg for a Female.

3. Cacao is also a source of iron, which builds the blood and helps to transport oxygen around our body, as well as potassium, copper, zinc, manganese and selenium.

4. A recent study by London’s Kingston University on cyclists also found that chocolate can make you go faster and further. Consumption…

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