I am always on the hunt for great food sources and/or supplements that will improve the quality of my life and my skin.
Recently I have come across a “superfood” that is rocking my world. It’s raw cacao!
If you’ve read much about cacao – the main raw ingredient is chocolate –it’s been linked with various health benefits, including for mood, energy, heart health and even memory.
But I am not referring to chocolate bars or milk chocolate candy. I am talking about the raw form of chocolate from the cacao bean. (So there is no sugar involved!)
Did you know that eating raw cacao has benefits for your skin, hair and nails, too?
Here are some other ways in which eating raw cacao could help keep you looking beautiful…
Raw cacao is rich in powerful flavanols – plant compounds thought to help stimulate our body’s antioxidant defense.
Magnesium… for healthy skin?
Although magnesium isn’t the first nutrient we think of when it comes to beauty, we need plenty of it in our diet to help keep our skin clear and young looking.
Copper for maintaining skin and hair color
As if this all weren’t enough, cacao is also a source of copper, which is required by an enzyme that produces melanin, the pigment that maintains our skin and hair colour. It helps us get a tan and stops our hair going grey!
From skin-protecting antioxidants to minerals for healthy, strong hair, skin and nails – could raw cacao be your new beauty superfood?
Raw cacao is so good in a hot chocolate type of drink. Anima Mundi is a great choice and will be linked below. There are instructions on her website on how to make the ceremonial hot chocolate.
It is a great pick me up around 2:00 in the afternoon. And it’s loaded with great antioxidants and minerals for your skin.
It is important to buy cacao paste or powder that is labeled organic, full fat cacao. A great choice is Anima Munde raw cacao powder. Try it, you might find that you Love it.
Until next time,