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Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is related to the Coffee tree family. This plant contains many of the same alkaloids found in Chocolate and a series of alkaloids that effect the human opioid receptors.

Chocolate Cacao Nibs theobroma

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chocolate Theobroma Cacao Nibs

Cacao Nibs Theobroma

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                 A lot of people are under the impression that Chocolate is bad for human health in general. This may not necessarily be the case. See, most products that contain Cacao are processed, loaded with sugar, and contain tons of preservatives and artificial additives. Raw 100% pure organic dark Cacao is a completely different story when compared to these mainstream tainted versions.


                 It has been referred to as "food of the gods" by the ancients. It comes from a tree known as Theobroma cacao, also referred to as the cacao tree. This tree is native to the deep tropical regions of Central and Southern America. The seeds are used to make cocoa powder and other products.


Health Benefits


                 There has been a lot of down play on the consumption of of this sacred food. I'd like to expose to you many of the health benefits. What people fail to realize is that most products that contain it are lacking in these areas because they contain such small amounts of the actual ingredient. If you want to consume it for health reasons, go to a health food store and buy the pure organic variety.


In general, it is a very rich source of antioxidants known as procyanidins and flavanoids. These naturally occurring chemicals are thought to have anti aging properties. It also contains a chemical called epicatechin, which is thought to be beneficial for the human cardiovascular system. Another pharmacological compound that exist in it is called "theobromine". Researchers are consistently discovering more and more about these sacred compounds produced by plants.


Studies show that there are short term benefits in LDL cholesterol levels from the consumption of dark chocolate. Perhaps one of the most fascinating studies on the health benefits of of this alternative healing tool was conducted by the professional researchers of Harvard Medical School. They did a study on Panama's Kuna people, who are big time heavy consumers of cocoa The researchers discovered that the Kuna Indians living on the islands had significantly lower rates of heart disease and even cancer compared to those on the native mainland who failed to consume cocoa. The benefits of of this delicious food also seem to have important implications on learning and memory.


                 It was a much bigger deal to the ancient Maya that it is to a lot of us living a modern life-style. They believed that it was discovered by the gods in a mountain which was loaded with other delectable foods that they prized. They called it, "(kakaw)". According to ancient Maya teachings, the plumed serpent gave it to the Maya right after humans were created from maize by a divine grandmother goddess known as Xmucane. They Maya even has a "cacao god" that they called Ek Chuah. They must have been some good stuff huh? ;)


After learning all of this I became very excited. I've always been a fan of this delicious food, yet now I have a completely new outlook on the sacred food. I began buying the 100% pure organic stuff from the health food store. Every morning when I wake up, I eat a small chunk of it. It seems to give me the caffeine boost that I need, without the sugar that leads to a sedative-like crash hours later. Chocolates good, you know it..


Organic Cacao Nibs Scientific Name Theobroma cacao

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References:

Chocolate. (2014, September 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:32, September 8, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chocolate&oldid=623945963

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