Ca­cao

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Choco­late in its orig­i­nal form, Theo­broma ca­cao, gets its name from a Greek word mean­ing “food of the gods” and with all the ben­e­fits ca­cao con­tains it’s easy to see why it got this ti­tle. Ca­cao con­tains an­tiox­i­dants that help pre­vent the signs of age­ing as well as pro­mot­ing blood flow to main­tain a healthy glow. It is also a mood booster be­cause it pro­duces the feel-good chem­i­cal in the brain and we all know happy smiles make us look more at­trac­tive.

Snack at­tack: Make a healthy hot choco­late by adding two tea­spoons of ca­cao to hot milk and use honey or a lit­tle sugar to sweeten as ca­cao is quite bit­ter.

top tip: What’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween ca­cao and co­coa? Co­coa is the roasted, al­ka­lised ver­sion of ca­cao. It still has the same ben­e­fits and is cheaper but is less nutri­ent dense than ca­cao. SW

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