If you love cacao for its nutritional and health enhancing properties then you will enjoy eating Healthworks Certified Organic Raw Cacao Nibs. The cacao nibs are unprocessed which means that the essential nutriments are preserved. You will cherish the rich and fabulous aroma and taste of the nibs that provide consumers with a nutrient rich super food snack. With antioxidants, iron and magnesium they are a healthy alternative to other high fat, high sugar snacks. The raw cacao nibs are even better for you than dark chocolate, because they’re the absolute source of the plant’s health promoting properties. By choosing them, you escape the additives and processing of a chocolate.
Health benefits of cacao nibs:
Cacao boosts energy levels. That’s because it contains theobromine which is a stimulant influencing on the central nervous system. It’s similar to caffeine but less powerful. So this superfood is a way to refresh yourself at any time.
Organic cacao beans balance the cholesterol. Just like olive oil, they have healthy monounsaturated fats that increase the good HDL cholesterol.
The wholesome nibs promote the cardiovascular health. According to clinical researches published in the “Journal of Internal Medicine” and the “Journal of the American College of Cardiology”, cacao lessens the chance of having a heart attack or a stroke, because it reflects positively on the brain and heart arteries. That health enhancing property is due to the presence of polyphenols that act as powerful antioxidants. Besides the cardiac benefits, polyphenols prevent bad blood clots.
Cacao beans contain dietary fibre. That can improve your digestion and solve your toilet problems. 1-ounce serving of raw cacao nibs contains 9gr of fiber which equals to 36% of the recommended daily intake.
The nutritious nibs can promote good mood. For that, we have the tryptophan to thank. Tryptophan isn’t produced by the body so humans need to supply themselves with it through food. It’s an essential amino acid needed for the producing of the serotonin neurotransmitter which when lowered can cause anxiety, depression, panic disorders and other bad conditions. Pure cacao also increases the endorphin levels in our bodies. Endorphin too belongs to the neurotransmitter chemicals whose function is to transfer electrical signal within the nerve system. With higher endorphin we feel fewer negative effects of stress and less pain.
Cacao nibs help control glucose and high blood pressure thanks to the combination of polyphenols and dietary fiber.