Raw Cacao Versus Commercial Chocolate – Sorry, No Contest!

Whilst transitioning to the raw food lifestyle, I have been exploring all the different options there are for having indulgences whilst still eating really healthily.

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I was never a real chocolate fan, but my research has led to the discovery of how sustainable raw cacao powder is as part of this new way of eating.

There are very many purists who will argue that eating raw cacao is not really in keeping with following the raw food lifestyle, but the question of taking things to absolute extremes is something I will be addressing at a later point. For the time being, in this period of transition I am fascinated by all the different ways we can nourish ourselves without heating our foods to high temperatures and changing the chemical composition.

So raw cacao powder is definitely one of the world’s healthiest substances, containing over 300 chemical compounds and being the world’s best source of antioxidants.

Watch this video for an general introduction:

I was thinking about all of my friends who are self-proclaimed chocolate addicts and who feel such guilt tucking into mounds of sweet goodies, night after night. This could really be a fabulous solution provided you like dark chocolate.

Raw cacao beans and powder

The best thing about it all is that you can enjoy all the usual benefits of eating choccy delights, such as the feel good factor, but not have any of the side effects. Putting on weight could become a thing of the past. And think of what a benefit that would be to the world if we all regularly ate raw chocolate and filled the world with blissful vibes.

But more of that to come in my next post.

So in the meantime, why not just experiment and get your self some raw cacao powder and add it to your smoothies or sprinkle it on anything you think it might go with. Then see how it tastes and how you feel afterwards.

I’m off now to make one of my favourite raw chocolate smoothies with banana. I’ll be back soon with some more footage of me in the kitchen. See you then.

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