Produced from whole, raw, organic cacao beans, Organic Life’s cacao powder is like “nature’s chocolate powder”, which can be added to smoothies, cereal, granola, trail mixes, yoghurt, ice cream etc. You can use it in recipes for baked goods like cookies just as you would cocoa powder. Cacao has a strong dark chocolate flavour and is a rich source of fibre, minerals (especially magnesium and iron) and anti-oxidants. In fact cacao is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet.
Being a good source of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) cacao consumption can improve mood because they allow our “mood enhancing” neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine to remain in the bloodstream longer without being broken down. In addition Cacao contains anandamide, a neurotransmitter responsible for delivering blissful feelings along with significant quantities of the amino acid tryptophan, which is yet another powerful mood-enhancing nutrient. Last but not least there is evidence suggesting MAO inhibitors diminish appetite and therefore eating cacao, natures natural chocolate, may help one to loose weight by allowing you to eat less. Organic Life’s cacao powder is a natural chocolatey, incredibly complex and nutritious superfood – just as nature intended.