Superfood 1 – Cacao

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Superfood is a marketing term used to describe foods with supposed health benefits.

You have heard a countless times about the benefits of the commonly labeled “Superfoods”. There is no scientific definition of the superfoods, they are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. There are a number of common foods that provides these nutrients, today lets talk about Cacao / Cocoa Powder.

It’s a great news ever for chocolate lovers like me 🙂 Its super healthy and contains flavonoids, which are known to help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. It contains less than 15 calories per tablespoon and containing almost no fat, cacao provides a strong chocolate flavor without the guilt.

Here are the best ways to consume cacao powder
1. Try adding the powder to smoothies for a rich chocolaty taste, I add it almost everyday to my kids smoothie
2. You can make an amazing chocolate pudding and top it with Nutella
3. Add it to a yummy hot chocolate drink

Enjoy!!!

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