Superfood - Cocoa
- Superfoods have beneficial properties for our health and well-being.
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In my daily diet there are always healthy products, but there are also some completely unique ones that I would like to share with you. Time for superfoods! Superfoods are superfoods that have beneficial properties for our health and well-being. Products belonging to this category contain vitamins, minerals and other valuable bioactive compounds important for our body. They have a natural origin, and their regular consumption produces beneficial effects. One of the superfoods is raw cacao.
The ground seeds of the cocoa fruit, which grows wild in the tropical woods of South America and Central America, are what are used to make cocoa. The Mayans and Aztecs were already aware of its health benefits. They referred to the beverage made with the powder as the drink of the gods. It makes sense given the great nutritional benefits of cocoa.
Vitamins, trace minerals, and good fats can be found in seeds. They contain an abundance of antioxidants, primarily polyphenols. Despite having stimulants like caffeine and theobromine, cocoa can reduce stress. Valeric acid, which is recognized for its calming effects, is thought to be responsible for the calming effects.
Additionally, cocoa contains magnesium, which aids in relaxation during stressful circumstances. It also contains tryptophan, which the brain uses to make the neurotransmitter serotonin, which encourages pleasure and inner calm. Additionally, it contains potassium, calcium, and iron. The high content of dietary fiber aids the digestive processes in the body.
Raw non-alkalized cocoa has the most valuable properties. Its seeds are neither roasted nor roasted, but only fermented and dried. Seeds intended for the production of traditional cocoa are subjected to high temperature, which preserves less nutritional value than raw ones.
Cocoa is great for smoothies, drinks, pastries, desserts, oatmeal, as a topping, e.g. for pancakes or energy balls.