The wonder of the cacao bean and its ingredients
If you look at the components of the cacao bean, you will discover a wealth of positive-acting ingredients in an extraordinary amount. It is noteworthy that cacao is not only unusually rich in substances that serve the physical well-being, but also contains many substances that have positive influence on the mental state and have a euphoric effect. This combination of both body and psyche stimulating agents is unique and described in two separate sections for clarity.
Important body strengthening substances:
Magnesium can help increase brain function, regulate metabolism, provide the muscles with the necessary energy, strengthen the heart muscle, lower blood pressure, and help build strong bones. There are few foods that contain magnesium in such high amounts as cacao.
Calcium, which is needed for building up bones and teeth, muscle contractions, blood clotting and the transmission of nerve impulses, is abundant in cacao.
The copper content in cacao is considerable. Copper is essential for the production of the red blood pigment hemoglobin, important for oxygen transport and necessary for concentration and performance.
We find magnesium, calcium, iron and copper in a concentration that can be relevant to our well-being even with daily intake of 25 g of pure cacao.
Flavenols, are phytochemicals. With appropriate dosage, they have a protective and repairing effect on the vessels and the heart.
Dietary fiberhelps to stimulate digestion, eliminate toxins and slags, and stimulate the production of digestive enzymes.
Cacao consists of half of fiber.
Simple unsaturated fatty acids are found in cacao at effective levels. One of these fats is oleic acid. She raises the good
Cholesterol levels while ensuring a healthy heart function.
Antioxidants, of which cacao contains more than blueberries, red wine or green tea, have, above all, a positive effect on heart health. They expand the blood vessels, regulate heart rate and blood pressure, promote cardiovascular function and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. In addition, they prevent premature aging.
Important substances for the psyche:
The serotonin production of the brain is stimulated by cacao. This promotes feelings of happiness, has an anti-depressive effect and reduces premenstrual tension. Endorphins increase the will to physical performance and stamina.
Phenylethylamineimproves mood, increases alertness and concentration and has an antidepressant effect. The human body produces this substance when we are in love.
Anandamide provides relaxation and balance.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is converted into serotonin in the brain. Both mood swings, depression, fatigue, sleep disorders and weight problems can be positively affected by tryptophan. Tryptophan is used in medicine as a medicine of at least 200 mg. 100 g of cacao contain 293 mg of tryptophan.
Theobromine is the the uplifting substance in the cacao and similar to caffeine but, unlike caffeine, it provides a harmoniously rising and falling energy curve. There is no drastic drop in energy with a „need for more“ desire to be expected.