Published : 11/28/2018
Chocolat, is not only the title of one of the most successful love movies of our time that put the delight of chocolate on a movie stage, but has become probably the most essential ingredient of our world of sweets. Chocolate, like no other ingredient, is able to transmit comfort and love and is by now scientifically proven to carry unparalleled health benefits. The saying, chocolate makes you happy, is more of a fact than a marketing strategy.
Why? Because a regular consumption of cacao triggers the release of neurotransmitters in your brain, including endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, phenylethylamine and anandomide - all of which are known to stimulate good mood, aid mental alertness and lead to a more motivated relaxed and balanced self. But chocolate not only makes you happy, it moreover boost your overall wellbeing. A distinct quality feature of raw and HEALTHY cacao is its rich and bitter flavor, which can be traced back to its high proportion of cacao (at least 70%), but moreover to its rich abundance of flavonols. These are naturally occurring phytochemicals with powerful antioxidant effects. However, in order to get rid of the bitter taste to make the cacao more palatable, chocolate manufacturers usually roast and ferment the beans at high temperatures until most of its beneficial flavanols, along with a whole array of other health boosting nutrients, are destroyed. In contrast, raw cacao is cold-pressed and unroasted and thus maintains its rich assemblage of health benefitting components, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and unsaturated fats.
Furthermore, raw cacao is a rich source of: Magnesium: Raw cacao is considered to be the best source of magnesium in the plant kingdom. Magnesium is important for bone structure, supports the transmission of nerve signals (thus important for a healthy brain function!), helps the body to process fat and protein and is vital in enzyme activity.
Calcium: Raw cacao contains a staggering amount of 160mg of calcium per 100g cacao (100ml milk in contrast contains 125mg!). Calcium is an essential component of bones and teeth and furthermore plays a vital role in cell signaling, muscle contraction and blood flow.
Iron: Compared to veil and lamb, where the iron content circulates around 2,5mg per 100g meat, (spinach lies at 3,6mg), cacao serves 7,3mg per 100g. Iron is fundamentally important for the production and function of haemoglobin, which is the main oxygen carrier in our blood.
So, you may very well grant yourself a bite of good and healthy chocolate every day. At eat we only work with high-quality, raw cocoa and turn it into a wide array of delicious products, such as our eat Müsli choco or our eat porridge choco.