Cacao is one of the most powerful superfoods around, with 40-times more antioxidants than blueberries. It’s also the primary source of magnesium on the planet. Low levels have been associated with depression and high blood pressure as well as a number of chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke and ADHD.
Ingested, it triggers a cascade of neurotransmitters including Phenylethylamine (PEA), the rich, sensuous chemical we naturally produce when we fall in love. Then there’s the bliss molecule, Anandamide, which contains similar psychoactive properties to marijuana.
Scientists just discovered she contains the ‘bliss molecule’, anandamide (derived from the Sanskrit word ananda, which means joy, bliss and delight).
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