The Maya, people living in Latin America in the past, considered cocoa (Theobroma cacao) food of gods. When the powdered cocoa arrived in Europe, it became a real hit and a remedy to many ailments.
Raw cocoa bio by Purella originates from certified farms based in Peru and Sierra Leone. It suits vegans and vegetarians as well as persons on a gluten-free diet. It is free from GMOs, heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminations.
Eat raw cocoa to get in a better mood
Are you in a bad mood, getting quickly nervous and lacking energy? The reason might be magnesium and iron deficiencies. All you have to do is to add raw cocoa into your everyday diet and you will feel less tired and you will feel better again. Powdered cocoa beans contain zinc, that helps you improve your once weakened immunity. Zinc will also assist in soothing symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Powdered cocoa contains more iron than the equivalent portion of beef and more zinc than the majority of vegetables and seeds.
Cocoa is a rich source of antioxidants, that protect your body against rapid aging and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Flavonols, included in the powder, have anti-inflammatory effects.
Raw cocoa in your healthy diet
Powdered cocoa beans are a perfect excellent addition to fruit cocktails, milk-based desserts, and pastries. You can prepare a cocoa drink (however, some nutritional values are depleted in the cooking process) or make a home-made pudding.
Too much cocoa in a diet may lead to constipation. Cocoa also acts as a stimulant – feel free to sprinkle some into a morning coffee to get an energy boost.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Maya and Aztecs recognized cocoa beans as such a valuable product that they used it as money. 100 cocoa beans could have been exchanged for a turkey or rabbit.
Since the Maya had discovered cocoa, it was mostly consumed as a drink. As late as in the XVI century, when it appeared in Europe, its form was transformed. The bishop, Juan de Zumàrraga, added sugar to the recipe and the history of chocolate was changed forever…
- 2 cups of quick oats
- 1 handful of pecans
- 1 handful of walnuts
- 1 handful of white mulberries (dried fruits) by PURELLA
- 5 dried dates
- 6 dried apricots
- 6 dried plums
- 1 grated apple
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 3 tbsp of RAW COCOA by PURELLA
- 2 tbsp of GOJI BERRIES by PURELLA
- 2 tbsp of honey
- half a teaspoon of cinnamon
- a pinch of HIMALAYAN SALT by PURELLA