100% Dark Chocolate
Rich in magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium!
The best for your:
- Traditional Filipino hot chocolate
- Chocolate dream cake
- Baking and pastries
Proven Health Benefits
1. Rich in Polyphenols
Polyphenols are naturally occurring antioxidants. They reduce inflammation, promote better blood flow, lower blood pressure, and improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The cacao bean is one of the richest sources of polyphenols. It’s especially abundant in flavanols, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
2. May Reduce High Blood Pressure
The flavanols in a cacao bean are thought to improve nitric oxide levels in the blood, which can enhance the function of your blood vessels and reduce blood pressure.
3. May Lower the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Flavanol-rich cacao bean improves the level of nitric oxide in your blood, which relaxes and dilates your arteries and blood vessels and improves blood flow. It also reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol, has a blood-thinning effect similar to aspirin, improves blood sugars, and reduces inflammation
4. Polyphenols Improve Blood Flow to Your Brain and Brain Function
Polyphenols in a cacao bean may reduce your risk of neurodegenerative diseases by improving brain function and blood flow.
5. May Improve Mood and Symptoms of Depression
Cacao consumption may also improve mood and symptoms of depression. Its positive effects on mood may be due to cacao’s flavanols, the conversion of tryptophan to the natural mood stabilizer serotonin.
6. Flavanols May Improve Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Cacao has some anti-diabetic effects. Cacao flavanols slow down carbohydrate digestion and absorption in the gut, improve insulin secretion, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the uptake of sugar out of the blood into the muscle. Higher intake of flavanols may result in a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
7. May Aid Weight Control
Cacao helps in regulating the use of energy, reducing appetite and inflammation, and increasing fat oxidation and feelings of fullness.
8. May Have Cancer-Protective Properties
Components of cacao are found to have antioxidant effects. They can protect cells against damage from reactive molecules, fight inflammation, inhibit cell growth, induce cancer cell death, and help prevent the spread of cancer cells.
9. Theobromine and Theophylline Contents May Help People With Asthma
Cacao may be helpful for people with asthma, as it contains anti-asthmatic compounds, such as theobromine and theophylline.