The researches show cocoa contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of all existing foods.
They have more antioxidants per weight unit than red wine, blueberries, pomegranate and goji berry altogether.
Phenylethylamines (PEA) are also found in cocoa – a class of chemical compounds, which we produce when we are in love. Cocoa is the only plant in which anandamide is found – a cannabinoid endorphin known as “the chemical of felicity” because it is released when we feel good and after physical exercises.
It is advisable to consume cocoa raw and without heat preparation in order to maintain all its healthy nutrients.
You may add smashed cocoa beans or cocoa powder in your drink or oatmeal breakfast, to sprinkle or powder your desserts or just to consume raw cocoa beans in the morning for a good tone during the day.