After spending years sourcing cacao for the biggest chocolate brands around the world, Rob Weidner discovered a little secret of the cacao industry.
Cacao farmers were eating the white fleshy center of the cacao pod, the part that no chocolate company was interested in. Yet, it was packed with nutrients. Even better, it was the part of the cacao pod that would normally go to waste. Traditionally, the beans were collected and the rest of the cacao fruit was chucked.
🙌🏼❤️Raw cacao contains the highest concentration of anti-oxidants of any food in the WORLD.
Anti-oxidants help neutralize free radicals-which is a major cause of many degenerative diseases, cancer tumors, heart disease, and premature aging.
Raw cacao also contains the highest concentration of magnesium of any food in the world. 80% of Americans are deficient in MAGNESIUM- and as a result many are plagued with heart disease, joint problems, diabetes, and hypertension.
The mass production of chocolate includes pulverizing and roasting the beans, which destroys most of the flavanols that give your body the anti-oxidant boost it needs! This is why it’s important to buy QUALITY #cacao.
Toss a handful of cacao nibs or powder in your smoothies-or buy a delicious bar and nibble on it daily.
Cocoa flavanols improve cognition in young adults and protect from cognitive decline in the elderly.
A review of randomized controlled trials found that people generally had enhancements in working memory performance and improved visual information processing after eating cocoa flavanols.
Eating cocoa after a night of total sleep deprivation actually counteracted the cognitive impairment that lack of sleep can cause.
One should be cautious about buying any dark chocolate brand because a recent study found many brands of dark chocolate have lead and cadmium levels that exceed safety standards.
Uniek: beleef een authentieke Pangaia Cacao ceremonie op het Origin Chocolate Event!⠀ Cacao is eeuwenlang door de maya’s gebruikt in al hun riten, van geboorte tot dood, als plantleraar en als voertuig voor hun geneeskrachtige kruiden. In de ceremonie begeleid door Laura Shanaley Waya stemmen we af op de kwaliteiten van het hart, door middel van meditatie, zang, gebed, intentie, cacao en sharing. Tijdens de ceremonie wordt het ‘Pangaia Cacao Elixer’ geserveerd. Unique: Experie…nce a Pangaia Cacao Ceremony at the Origin Chocolate Event!⠀ Cacao has been used by the Maya in all of their rituals for hundreds of years as a plantteacher and as a vehicle for their medicines. In this ceremony, guided by Laura Shanaley Waya we tune into the qualities of the heart, with the help of meditation, song, prayer, cacao and sharing. A freshly prepared Pangaia Cacao Elixer is served during the ceremony.⠀
Amsterdam, Royal Tropical Institute, 21-10-2017, 10:00-18:00⠀
Early bird tickets: https://buff.ly/2w3kux