Wait, chocolate is Paleo?!

Whether you’re new to Paleo or you’ve been following this meat devouring, clean food loving, sensible diet for years, we’ve got a treat for you. One problem some skeptics of this diet have is that if they can’t have sugar (or the poison known as high fructose corn syrup) they won’t be able to stick with it. Well, it’s time to correct this misconception so many grain eaters have by educating them about the sheer awesomeness of Cacao. Yes, that’s right, cacao, which is used to make chocolate, is 100% pure Paleo and a healthy addition to any diet. That is, as long as it isn’t contaminated with sugar, flour, or any of the other junk people call food these days.  This kick-ass plant produces the cacao bean which is used to make cacao powder, cacao butter and cacao nibs. Each of these items can be used in a variety of delicious ways, either raw or as part of a powerful Paleo recipe. Pure cacao offers incredible health benefits which will keep you strong and healthy while gluten bingers are lying on their couch suffering from another blood sugar spike. If you’re already on the Paleo diet, take a break from your next set of 500 push ups to check out these cacao health benefits. If you’re still a grain eater, put down the pasta and see what you’ve been missing out on for so long.

  • Antioxidant Explosion – Adding a little cacao to a recipe, or eating a cacao bar with a high percentage of this miracle food will slam your body with several great antioxidants.  People often talk about tea and red wine for their high levels of antioxidants, but cacao kicks the crap out of either of these two drinks for both taste and health benefits.
  • Heart Benefits – Cacao has a ton of heart healthy properties which will keep your heart pumping strong for years.  It can get your blood flowing like a river and help clear out blocked arteries like dynamite.
  • Eff Cancer – Everyone hates cancer, but most people just sit on their asses all day downing cancer causing foods and drinks like there’s no tomorrow. Those of us on the Paleo diet actually give a crap about preventing cancer, which is why we put cacao on all sorts of things. With dozens of cancer fighting properties you can say, “F – CANCER” and actually mean it.

Cacao Uses What can you do with this miracle food you might ask?  Cacao is mainly a dessert type ingredient that is as flexible as it is delicious and nutritious. You can drop it in with your morning shake for an instant nutrition blast. You can stir it in with your morning coffee for a straight mocha, or you can mix cacao powder with a spoonful of honey and some cacao butter for a melt-on-strawberries favorite dessert. Finally, you could just head over to the store where we sprinkle goji berries on our Cacao Nows for a deliciously healthy chocolate treat! Whatever you do, enjoy the heck out of one of the original super healthy gluten free cookie ingredients!