WTF is cacao?
Our “WTF is” series will focus on one elusive health term that maybe you’ve heard of but never fully understood. So, please, allow us to clear things up and break it all down for you.
Historically referred to as the “food of the gods,” cacao powder (the starting point of processed chocolate) is chock-full of nutrients that will benefit a woman throughout all phases of her life — pregnancy included.
Why, exactly, is cacao so amazing? Because it contains the following:
Anandamide, PEA and Serotonin Boosters
Forgive me, but how are you not already driving to Whole Foods to grab a bag of this stuff? Read on if you need more convincing.
Minerals, Vitamins and Healthy Fats
Stimulants in Moderation
Ways to Consume
Not into baking? Here are two simple ways to add cacao to your daily routine.
Cacao Coffee Goodness
Combine all ingredients together and enjoy a subtly sweet, coconut-y, mocha-like cup of delicious healthy goodness. Then be sure to pat yourself on the back for taking such good care of your body. You’re doing a great job!
Cacao Nib Trail Mix
The dried cranberries add a bit of sweetness to a trail mix that is FULL of protein and healthy fats. This snack is sure to up your energy levels no matter how long your day has been.