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Benefits of Cacao and Pure Cocoa Drinking Chocolate

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First introduced to Europe in the 16th century, cacao has since grown in popularity for its diverse health benefits. Today, you can make cocoa by crushing roasted beans to obtain cocoa nibs, which are then ground to obtain a cacao paste.

Cocoa is not only important in the production of chocolate, but it also contains several compounds that are beneficial to your health.

Todays blog will discuss everything you need to know about the health benefits of Colombino Pure Cocoa Drinking Chocolate. Feel free to ask any questions along the way. Our contact information is listed below. 

Pure cocoa contains polyphenols that are suitable for your health
Polyphenols are naturally found in foods such as vegetables, fruits, chocolate, tea, and wine. Polyphenols help increase blood flow, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol. Polyphenols also help to reduce inflammation and blood pressure.

Since pure cocoa is a source of polyphenols it is rich in flavanols that contain antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory properties. In retrospect high-temperature processing of cacao beans during the roasting and refining process reduces the antioxidant content of the cocoa beans, resulting in a loss of beneficial properties. Anytime you want to reap the amazing benefits of pure cocoa we recommend sticking with pure cacao paste.

Cocoa boosts nitric oxide levels which help to lower high blood pressure
Cacao in its powdered and pure dark chocolate form helps to reduce blood pressure. The flavanols in cocoa react by raising nitric oxide levels in the blood. This response then lowers blood pressure and enhances blood vessel function.

However, you should keep in mind that levels of the flavanols in cocoa can be greatly reduced in some processing methods, especially if the cocoa is processed with alkali and high-temperature refining. Meaning that the average chocolate bar is less likely to reduce high blood pressure.

Cocoa is a preventative measure for strokes and heart attacks 
Drinking pure cocoa chocolate not only lowers blood pressure but the flavanols also improve heart health. Therefore, the flavanols found in pure cocoa raise nitric oxide levels in the blood. This response also helps to relax your arteries and blood vessels and improves blood flow to the heart.

But that's not all the benefits, as pure cacao also helps to prevent "bad" LDL cholesterol, reduce inflammation and improve blood sugar. All of these are necessary to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Colombino Cacao Drinking Chocolate is for coffee aficionados looking to try something new that is rich in health benefits. Visit the best coffee shops, eateries, and breweries to buy Colombino Cacao Drinking Chocolate or order online from our website.

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