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Raw Organic Fairly Traded Cacao
5 BENEFITS OF RAW ORGANIC CACAO
1. Highest Amount of Antioxidants
Raw cacao contains up to four times the antioxidants of traditional cacao powder—making it a food with the highest antioxidant value. Antioxidants are thought to be effective in helping to prevent cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
On a plant-based/vegan diet and looking for iron? The search is over! Cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron known to man, at a whopping 7.3mg per 100g. This compares to beef and lamb at 2.5mg, and spinach at 3.6mg. Note the iron in cacao is non-heme (as is all plant-based iron), so to get the maximum benefits you’ll want to combine it with some vitamin C.
3. Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain
Raw organic cacao is also one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in the Western world. Magnesium is important for a healthy heart, and helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with laser-sharp clarity and focus.
4. More Calcium Than Cow’s Milk
Raw organic cacao has more calcium than cow’s milk would you believe, at 160mg per 100g vs only 125mg per 100ml of milk.
5. A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant
Cacao is a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine. These neurotransmitters are associated with cosy feelings of wellbeing, happiness, and can even alleviate depression. A natural, healthy, delicious (and legal) way to get your happy buzz on.
Oat milk is a plant-based alternative to animal’s milk. Commonly known as a gluten, soy and dairy-free product. It is even packed with essential vitamins and nutrients that afford health benefits you can’t find in other milk. Here are five of them.
5 BENEFITS OF OAT MILK
1. Packed With Essential Nutrients
Oat milk is rich in fiber and essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B12 and D. It also contains two grams of dietary fibre, 46 percent riboflavin, 27 percent calcium, 22 percent phosphorus, six percent potassium and two percent iron. Although it contains more calories, carbohydrates and fibre than almond milk, fortified oat milk has added B vitamins. Upping your vitamin and nutrient intake improves your body’s functions and helps you feel energized.
Oat milk is an optimal diet ingredient for those who have allergies and intolerance for dairy products. Made of only oats and water, this plant-based milk is a vegan favorite. It is also a preferred choice for those who follow a gluten-free diet since it is free of soy and nuts.
3. Lowers Blood Cholesterol
4. Prevents Anemia
A vegan diet puts a person at a higher risk of getting anemia since most plant foods lack the essential micronutrients that prevent this condition. Anemia is a serious illness that develops due to a lack of red blood cells. You may prevent it by consuming enough iron to sustain your body.
Just a cup of oat milk already contains 10 percent of iron you need for the entire day. This makes it a good source of iron for vegans and it’s best consumed alongside lentils and dark chocolate.
5. Boosts Immunity
The high vitamin composition of oat milk helps strengthen the immune system. Vitamin A and D sufficiency wards off illnesses and infections. It also prevents the development of serious health conditions such as Crohn’s disease and type 1 diabetes.