Researchers, led by Chang Y. Lee, chairman of the Department of Food Science and Technology at Cornell state “the reason that raw cacao/cocoa leads the other drinks is its high content of antioxidant compounds called phenolic phytochemicals, or flavonoids”.
Scientists have known for years that raw chocolate/cacao contains massive amounts of antioxidants, in fact there is no common food with a higher antioxidant rating. In fact recent research shows that the antioxidants found in raw cacao have unmatched stability and are easy to assimilate. Of all known foods, raw cacao is also the ONLY food which does NOT lose its Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) over significant periods of time, making raw cacao/chocolate both the most POTENT and STABLE source of antioxidants found in any natural food.
According to research cited in The New York Times,” fresh raw cocoa beans are super-rich in the type of flavonoid called flavanols which are very strong antioxidants. Cocoa/cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) of flavanol antioxidants per 100 grams – or an amazing 10% antioxidant concentration level”!
Some of the most active substances in raw cacao/chocolate are:
- Anandamide (a neurotransmitter known as “the bliss chemical”)
- Arginine (nature’s aphrodisiac)
- Dopamine (a neurotransmitter which bring about clarity)
- Epicatechins (antioxidants)
- Flavanols ( catechin,epicatechin, epigallocatechinMagnesium (for healthy heart function)
- Phenylethylamine (PEA) (controls the ability to focus attention and stay alert)
- Polyphenols (antioxidants)
- Serotonin (anti-stress neurotransmitter)
- Tryptophan (anti-depressant amino acid)
Tomorrow we will go over the vitamins and minerals found in the super food of super foods. Make everyday more than awesome, make it rawsome!
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Thats some great basics there, already knew some of that, but you can always learn more. I doubt a “kid” could put together such information as dolp278 suggested. Maybe he’s just trying to be “controversial? lol
Good read … headline catchy … good points, some of which I have learned along the way as well (humility, grace, layoff the controversial stuff). Will share with my colleagues at work as we begin blogging from a corporate perspective. Thanks!
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