Who would have guessed that chocolate could actually be healthy? All of this time mom might actually have been right as she snacked away on her chocolate bar hidden in the pantry. But, we do not mean the standard sugar-infused chocolate bars that most people think of. The health benefits lies in the actual raw version of the cocoa bean - such as cacao.
What is cacao?
Everyone knows that dark chocolate and milk chocolate come from a cocoa bean. But, not everyone knows that cocoa beans (technically cocoa seeds) are also called cacao beans or cacao seeds.
So why choose cacao vs cocoa?
Products that are made from cacao have higher contents of all the delicious healthy parts of a cacao tree. Cacao is less processed and tend to be cleaner.
What are the health benefits of drinking cacao?
There are so many benefits that we'll try to keep this as condensed as possible to avoid writing a novel. One of our favorite health benefits of cacao is that is helps with your digestion and can reduce irritable bowel syndrome as well as other digestive problems.
Cacao is packed full of flavonoids, which has been shown to help improve blood flow which, in turn, lowers blood pressure and helps prevent blood clots.
The flavonoids found in cacao have also been shown to increase insulin sensitivity which will help aid in warding off diabetes. Flavonoids also help by reducing inflammation in the body. Less inflammation leads to less stress on the body and may reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, depression, arthritis, alzheimer's, and many other autoimmune diseases.
Cacao is also packed full of many other nutrients such as fiber, iron, magnesium, protein, potassium, and more.
Where can you find cacao to drink?
Terra Bru is an all natural and organic cacao drink. Not only will you get the benefits of drinking cacao, but you will also be enjoying the benefits of the other healthy ingredients such as cordyceps mushrooms, lion's mane mushrooms, reishi mushrooms, chaga mushrooms, ashwagandha root, and more.