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21-08-2015

10 Amazing Properties Of Raw Cocoa

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Raw cocoa protects the heart and prevents cardiovascular disease

Raw cocoa is packed full of protein and fibre and contains many important vitamins and minerals including manganese, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, and B vitamins. It also has heart-healthy fat: oleic acid. The flavonoids that are present in cocoa act as inflammatory antioxidants, which protect against heart disease. In fact, cocoa contains over 600 compounds of complex antioxidants that help improve blood circulation and lower the risk of stroke. No drug on the market has come close to having the same benefits as cocoa as it works effectively to reduce plaque build-up on artery walls. The essential minerals and vitamins support the health of your heart and lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. To benefit from this product, you may use a teaspoon of cocoa powder in your coffee in the mornings or drink it with hot milk before bedtime.
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Cocoa prevents premature aging

Exposure to UV rays of the sun, cigarette smoke, pollution, and unhealthy foods can cause havoc inside your body. The free radicals can result in premature aging or even cancer. Raw cocoa has one of the highest levels of antioxidants such as polyphenols which are excellent for eliminating free radical damage. It also helps improve blood flow to the skin and enhance its elasticity. By using raw cocoa as a facial mask on a regular basis, you can help your skin look younger and prevent wrinkles. The polyphenols that are found in this food are also seen in green tea and red wine. The catechins that protect skin cells from premature oxidation can keep you looking and feeling more vibrant and youthful. In many beauty salons nowadays you can find raw cocoa masks that are applied on the entire body and are recommended for preventing facial wrinkles.
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