Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cacao. Good or bad?

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I recently purchased a bag of Cacao powder from Whole Foods. After doing some research I've read mixed opinions/facts on the bean. I've read that it is a superfood packed with a lot of nutrients and helps boost your mood and is a great natural alternative to cocoa powder and chocolate (which is why I bought it in the first place). However, I've also read that it contains more toxins than nutrients therefore it's not good for you and it's highly addictive resulting in a list of possible negative effects on the body. I've eaten a bit of it over the past couple of days and I did notice  that it has the same effect coffee has on my body...causing me to become anxious, which is probably why I will not consume much more of it. Right now I am just going to listen to my body but I'm really interested in finding out what you all have read and studied about cacao. What has been your experience with cacao?

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm...this is quite interesting. I didn't realize that cacao contains more toxins than nutrients. I eat it often enough, but haven't noticed any side effects so far.

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  2. this is super interesting... i haven't read a whole lot about it, but i think i will stick to chocolate and cocoa... in moderation, of course ;)

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