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Live Superfoods Cacao Butter, Ecuadorian Organic, 12 oz

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Live Superfoods Cacao Butter, Ecuadorian Organic, 12 oz

Live Superfoods Cacao Butter from EcuadorOur cacao butter is a pale-yellow, pure edible "good" fat extracted from USDA-certified organic, raw cacao beans. Mix it with varying amounts of cacao powder and sweetener to make solid pieces of chocolate.Cacao butter is not only used to make the most delicious chocolates, it is also valued as an ingredient in skin products such as lotions, scrubs, soaps, and cosmetics. Cacao butter is one of the most stable fats known, controducts such as lotions, scrubs, soaps, and cosmetics. Cacao butter is one of the most stable fats known, containing natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity and give it a storage life of two to five years.12 oz resealable package.This product carries the California Prop 65 warning. Not sure what this means? Click here to learn more.Chocolate Healthy? In Its Natural State … Yes!Many people consider eating chocolate a “guilty pleasure.” But the reputation of chocolate as a junk food should more accurately be attributed to the harmful effects of commercial processing and refining techniques, and the other ingredients commonly added, most notably white sugar. All chocolate is made from the cacao (cocoa) bean, and cacao beans in their natural, unprocessed, unadulterated state are rich in nutrients and beneficial to health.Why Unprocessed Chocolate is Good for YouAntioxidants: Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas. In fact, it has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea. Health benefits of these antioxidants include:Promote cardiovascular health - Help dilate bloods vessels, reduce blood clotting, improve circulation, help regulate heartbeat and blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks.Protect from environmental and metabolic toxins - Help repair and resist damage caused by free radicals, and may reduce risk of certain cancers.Neurotransmitters: By increasing the levels of specific neurotransmitters in our brains, cacao promotes positive outlook, facilitates rejuvenation and simply helps us feel good.Serotonin - Cacao raises the level of serotonin in the brain; thus acts as an anti-depressant, helps reduce PMS systems, and promotes a sense of well-being.Endorphins - Cacao stimulates the secretion of endorphins, producing a pleasurable sensation similar to the “runner’s high” a jogger feels after running several miles.Phenylethylamine - Found in chocolate, phenylethylamine is also created within the brain and released when we are in love. Acts as mild mood elevator and anti-depressant, and helps increase focus and alertness.Anandamide - Anandamide is known as the “bliss chemical” because it is released by the brain when we are feeling great. Cacao contains both N-acylethanolamines, believed to temporarily increase the levels of anandamide in the brain, and enzyme inhibitors that slow its breakdown. Promotes relaxation, and helps us feel good longer.Essential Minerals: Cacao beans are rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.Magnesium - Cacao seems to be the #1 source of magnesium of any food read more