Nutrition cause

Cacao

Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it is raw and much less processed than cocoa powder or chocolate bars. Cacao is thought to be the highest source of antioxidants of all foods and the highest source of magnesium of all foods. It has been used throughout many cultures for years for health purposes and even used as a high trade commodity.

Protective A Factor
Measured in g

There are 12 benefits of Cacao, including:

Insulin Resistance Lymphatic outcome
Decreased risk of Insulin Resistance
Lymphatic system

2 studies

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Decreased risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular system

1 study

Hyperinsulinemia Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Hyperinsulinemia
Lymphatic system

2 studies

Stroke Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

2 studies

Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction - ACS) Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Heart Attack (Myocard...
Cardiovascular system

1 study

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Coronary Heart Diseas...
Cardiovascular system

1 study

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

1 study

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There are 1 risk of Cacao, including:

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Blood Pressure - Hype...
Cardiovascular system

4 studies

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Interesting Facts

Longevity Food
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Jeanne Calment, a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, feasted over a kilogramme (2.2 lb) of chocolate per week

PreColombian Medicine
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Throughout Central and South America, cacao medicinal properties were noted to alleviate fever, anemia, poor appetite, metal fatigue and poor breast milk production, as well as tuberculosis, gout, kidney stones and low virility. This delicious bean was famous for healing the nervous system and improving digestion and elimination.

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