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12 Interesting Facts of Cacao You Should Definitely Know


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Many people know of cocoa just because of their chocolate addictions but no one really knows much about the amazing cacao bean. Was there something special about the Mayas in their discovery of the bean or is it just another plant we consume on a daily basis? Here are 12 interesting facts about the cacao bean which may tickle your tastebuds.

1. Happier the Better, Cacao Does It All!

Happier the Better, Cacao Does It All!
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Cacao is known to be one of the healthier foods to consume… That is without the whole chocolate part added onto it. Many people eat it for its health benefits but not many know what it does to your mood. Cacao contains a mood stimulant which not only improves your mood but puts you into a better space. Anandamide is a fatty acid neurotransmitter which invokes the feeling of joy and bliss! Best keep this fact in mind next time you are feeling a little bit down and need an excuse to eat chocolate or even better some cacao butter.

The so called “love drug” releases endorphins which allow us feelings of being alert, content and an overall better sense of well-being.

2. Lovers Delight, Cacao has Your Back!

Lovers Delight, Cacao has Your Back!
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We all know that chocolate is the go to food when having a Valentines day celebration. This is because of the faithful cacao bean. The compound is called phenethylamine and is known to release neurochemicals similar to ones released by opium. These chemicals can trigger endorphins and pleasurable desires from your brain. Naturally these are released during sexual activities and can be associated with the feeling on love. So if you need some extra help with your tasty desires then chocolate is the way to go, keep it in mind the next time you want to give a token of your love. Just make sure your chocolate has a high concentrate of cocoa. Who knows… you might just get lucky.


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