There are more differences between cacao and cocoa than just the spelling, at least in how we use the words. The beans come from the Theobroma cacao tree, and the word cacao comes from the Olmec people in what is now Mexico. It's actually thought that the spelling cocoa originated as a mistake that stuck. So the two are technically referring to the same thing, but we generally use cocoa to refer to a more processed chocolate product with added sugar, versus the raw cacao, which has no sugar.
The organic Cacao nibs contain no sugar, but contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C and E and many other chemicals. The high magnesium content in the granules of cocoa can increase the strength of the myocardium, reduces blood clotting, regulating blood pressure and reduces the likelihood of blood clots and strokes. Cacao beans also help reduce symptoms and the risk of hardening of the arteries and veins and painful menstrual cramps. Magnesium can increase the alkalinity in our body. The alkalinity of magnesium can help us detoxify.
Origin: Peru, Criolo nibs
Cacao nibs also contain serotonin, tryptophan, anandamide dopamine fainylethylamine (PEA) and inhibitory factors oxidative enzyme monoamine (MAO). All these have a positive effect on brain chemistry because they allow more serotonin and other neurotransmitters to circulate in the brain. These natural chemical constituents associated with the feeling of joy. Tryptophan is an amino acid antidepressant. It plays an important role in the production of serotonin in our brain. Serotonin is an anti-stress neurotransmitter that reduces anxiety and increases our ability to deal with stress. Serotonin is also believed to help improve the problem of premature ejaculation in men (PE). The MAO inhibitors help to release neurotransmitters in the brain for longer by blocking the activity of enzymes that normally destroy them.
The REA (fainylethylamine) is a chemical component associated with adrenaline. It is known as' component of love "because released when the man and woman in love. The REA plays a role in increasing concentration, alertness and have a positive effect on life, which makes cacao to be the answer to Prozac. Moreover, anandamide is known as chemical bliss why released when we feel beautiful. Dopamine is a regulator of our mood that helps reduce food intake and compulsive behaviors while increasing mental focus and positive attitude. Cacao nibs have the highest antioxidant concentration of all foods. The investigations also showed that the antioxidants in cacaois extremely stable and easily available in the human body. Furthermore, patients found that antioxidants in cocoa can not reach the cells within 30 minutes.
When you eat cacao to avoid the consumption of dairy products in order to benefit the most of its beneficial properties, it has been shown that adding milk actually block the body's ability to absorb antioxidants.
Consume up to 28 grams a day