Real • Organic Cocoa Powder

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CA$16.99
Overview

Organic Cocoa Powder is incredibly rich in antioxidants. In fact, it contains more antioxidants than red wine or green tea. Cocoa contains a number of antioxidants known as flavanols, which protect human against free radicals and promote proper immune function.

Cocoa provides us with an abundance amount of amino acids including essential amino acids, which can be rarely found in most foods. Consuming cocoa is also a great source of copper, iron, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and alkaloids with various bio-active ingredients. These are all essential for promoting and maintaining a healthy body. Cocoa protects our cardiovascular and brain health, regulates cholesterols and blood sugar, and also increases levels of serotonin in the brain, acting as a natural antidepressant. We also cannot ignore cocoa's contribution towards anti-aging.

Our Real Organic Cocoa Powder is extracted from natural organic cocoa beans. It does not contain any added sugar and fat, and it is suitable for all ages. It is truly one of the tastiest and most beneficial super foods in the world.

Place of Origin: Peru

Quality Testing & Packaging in:Canada

Size: 400 grams

Shelf Life: 2 years

Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Powder

Nutritional Facts (per 50 grams)

Ingredients & Amount

% of Daily Value

 Calories, ­110

 

 Fat, 7g

 11%

  • Saturated Fat, 4g
  • Trans Fat, 0g 

 20%

 Cholesterol, 0mg 

 

 Sodium, 10mg

 0% 

 Carbohydrate, 27g

 9%

  • Fibre, 17g

 66% 

  • Sugar, 1g

 

 Protein, 10g 

 

 Vitamin A

 0%

 Vitamin C

 0% 

 Calcium

 6%

 Iron

 40% 


Tips for Storing: Store away in a tightly sealed container. This product is best enjoyed if consumed soon after unsealing the package.

How to use: Cocoa powder can be mixed with milk or soy milk or coffee. It can be used in making ice cream, chocolate milk, bakery products, glazes and chocolate centres among other tasty dishes.

 

Heath Benefits of Organic Cocoa

 Skin Health  - According to a new study by Harvard researchers, cocoa contains over 700 known compounds, and they actually have significant health benefits. In 2006, the Journal of Nutrition studied cocoa, with their research concentrated on a group of antioxidants known as flavanols. Flavanols give the skin extra protection against free radicals. Free radicals are the reactive forms of oxygen generated when UV light hits the skin. It is well established that skin aging caused by sunlight is largely the result of damage to the skin’s proteins caused by these free radicals. The study by the Journal of Nutrition found that women who drank cocoa with at least 326 mg of flavanols a day had better skin texture, improved microcirculation, increased oxygen saturation, and improved skin hydration. All of these benefits keeps the skin looking and feeling younger.

 Blood Vessel Health  - According to the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, cocoa not only inhibits platelet aggregation, but it thins the blood, thus slowing coagulation. Cocoa’s polyphenols inhibit blood platelets from clumping together. This clumping process, called aggregation, leads to atherosclerosis (which is the hardening of the arteries). By inhibiting aggregation, polyphenols reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.

Since atherosclerosis is a major killer of American adults, the protection provided by the polyphenols in cocoa is of increasingly real value. Even small amounts of cocoa can reduce cholesterol in the blood, and can lower blood pressure. In a Japanese study, individuals with high cholesterol had improvements in increasing beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which protects against cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. They also had a reduction in detrimental LDL when consuming a cocoa drink daily for four weeks. Even more, regular intake of cocoa has been shown to improve overall function of vein and arteries.

 Reduces Diabetes Risk  - Eating regular chocolate can often reduce our resistance to insulin, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. However, cocoa contains a plethora of flavonoids, which are known to increase insulin resistance in the body. An increase in sensitivity to insulin can also benefit our memories. In 2015, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who consumed intermediate to high levels of cocoa over 8 weeks found clear improvements in their memory, mainly due to an increase in resistance to insulin.

 Mood Booster  - Cocoa additionally boosts a sense of well-being by increasing brain levels of serotonin, the so-called feel-good brain chemical. It also boosts endorphin levels in the brain, which are opiates in the brain that are responsible for us feeling good after we laugh, exercise, or have sex. Cocoa also provides a highly desirable mood boost to women during PMS and menstruation. protect our cells from premature oxidation or destruction and can keep us looking and feeling younger longer.

 Weight Loss  - Drinking a cup of hot cocoa before meals can help you shed fat. This is due to cocoa’s MAO inhibitors, which shrinks appetite.

Cocoa and chocolate are two products from the cocoa beans after the beans are processed. The main difference between cocoa and chocolate is the absence or existence of cocoa butter. In cocoa, cocoa butter is little or non-existent, meaning that cocoa lacks the fat that usually exists in chocolate. Cocoa is considered as one the healthiest drinks because it is full of antioxidants, but it does not contain nearly as much sugar or fat compared to chocolate. In contrast, cocoa butter is not removed from chocolate, therefore chocolate contains higher amounts of fat and sugar. Chocolate still has antioxidant qualities, but far less than cocoa.

  

 

Disclaimer: Information on this website has been obtained from secondary sources which are intended to provide general summary information only. These sources are believed to be reliable. Real House does not assume any liability for the accuracy, usefulness, completeness, currency, and adequacy of the information and should not substitute for a medical consultation. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Individual results may vary.

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