Food of the Gods
Revered by the ancient Mayans as “Food of the Gods” Cacao has been considered Sacred for thousands of years. Traditionally used in Sacred Ceremony as a spirit bridge to connect to other realms, today we use it in daily practice to improve health, elevate mood, enhance cognitive function and deepen our connection with ourselves, spirit and Mother Nature.
Cacao vs Cocoa
Chocolate in all of its forms starts at the same source: the Cacao tree. How it is processed determines whether it remains Cacao (pronounced CA-COW) or turned into Cocoa (pronounced CO-CO).
Fermented raw, Cacao preserves all of its vitamins, minerals and nutrients making it one of nature's greatest superfoods. Heating Cacao over 48 degrees however, changes its molecular structure, damaging the nutrients and making it devoid of all vitality. Turning it from a nutrient dense superfood into the confectionary item we see on the supermarket shelves today.
Cacao vs Coffee
Categorised in the same stimulant class as Caffeine, Theobromine in Cacao has a noticeably different effect on the body. A nervous system stimulant which produces cortisol "the fear chemical" Caffeine can produce a spike in energy accompanied by feelings of stress and anxiety often followed by a sudden crash.