Cacao is, by far, one of the most powerful plants known to man. It has more antioxidants than just about anything else. And it’s a heart food, packed with magnesium and natural chemicals to brighten your mood and build your love within.
Garlic, a natural antibiotic, is well known for two things: its delicious taste and its exceptionally strong aroma. But of all garlic’s effects, among the least well known (and most useful!) is its excellent track record as an antibiotic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.
In order to buy the ‘real chocolate’, you’ve to make sure that you are buying ‘raw cacao’ or ‘raw chocolate’. As opposed to the processing mentioned here, in its raw form, cacao beans are only fermented and dried, not roasted. It is these raw cacao beans that manage to retain their antioxidant value and thus can prove to be a superfood.
Echinacea became widely used as a form of medicine in the United States during the 18th and 19th century, but has since declined, most likely due to the development of modern antibiotics. Despite the decline, Germany has taken interest in Echinacea and has become one of the leaders in researching the medical benefits of the plant.
I would like to share some anecdotal research with you about an experiment I conducted yesterday with raw cacao nuts. Cacao, being the most antioxidant-rich superfood on the planet, and honored since the ancient Mayan and Olmecs have been around, has been of great interest to me over the past few weeks.
Goji berries, native to the regions of China, Mongolia, and the Himalayas in Tibet, have been used for over 6,000 years for various health reasons such as: protecting the liver, improving eyesight, improving sexual function, boosting immune system, and are notoriously known for promoting longevity. And who doesn’t want to live longer, right?
“The Elixir of Life” and the “King of Herbs,” the mushroom holds it own in the world of medicine and healing. A fungus native to the region of Japan, used for over 2000 years, mushrooms have been used to flavor foods and provide excellent sources of amino acids, proteins, and iron.
Honey has been used not only as a sweetener, but for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient Rome, Egypt, China, and Greece. Dating back to 2100 BC, honey has been mentioned in the ancient writings of Indian texts and possibly even further back than that.
Cacao, the bean from which chocolate is made, has been said to have healing properties as well as benefits for both the heart and brain. Studies have shown that those with high blood pressure can benefit from a daily dose of dark chocolate. Cacao is also rich in antioxidants, which may help to prevent diseases like cancer.
The truth of the matter is that most people are already aware that no single product or pill can hold the key to the fountain of youth. Rather, a balanced lifestyle that pays heed to nutrition, exercise, and the support of friends and family seems to be what helps us stay healthy and robust well into our senior years.