How healthy is cocoa?
We do not want extra calories and that is why we tend to give up chocolate either because of a diet or because we are simply trying to reduce our sugar intake. However, we must not forget that the main raw material from which chocolate is obtained is cocoa. Unlike sugar, cocoa has beneficial effects on the body, being a food rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega 6 fatty acids.
What are the benefits of cocoa consumption?
Cocoa contains not only vitamin B, but also many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron. Other important nutrients include caffeine, theobromine, epicatechin, dopamine, theobromine and flavonoids. Thanks to these nutrients, cocoa beans are a natural antidepressant, improve cognitive performance, increase energy levels and are considered a natural antioxidant.
Why are these antioxidants important? Because they reduce the incidence of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Diabetes, myocardial infarction or stroke are some other conditions that can be prevented by consuming cocoa.
On the other hand, do we gain or lose calories if we consume cocoa? A dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa is good for health and helps reduce body weight. If you feel like it, we are waiting for you on www.samsaradelivery.ro to choose your Raw Cake, from the Samsara menu.
Criollo and cocoa powder
Criollo is a type of high-quality cocoa that contains very little caffeine. This cocoa assortment contains, in addition to antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, omega 6 fatty acids. They have some remarkable benefits on the body: they fight inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis, reduce blood pressure and support the health of the bone system.
Like Criollo, cocoa powder is a natural anti-inflammatory. In addition, it cleanses the blood vessels and helps lower LDL cholesterol.
So, cocoa beans offer many benefits for the health of the body, but it is very important how we choose to consume cocoa. A milk and sugar chocolate will not provide the nutritional benefits you want, because milk and sugar block the absorption of antioxidants. The more cocoa and less sugar or milk the food contains, the healthier it is for the body.