Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cacao- Is it a superfood, really?

Let's investigate cacao, the love food.
I have been experimenting with cacao over the last few months. Hey, no doubt, including chocolate in a healthy diet is really appealing, yes? Is it a superfood as promoted by Mr.David Wolfe? While,I appreciate David's drive to educate people about raw food, I am not so sure he is correct in labeling cacao as a superfood.According to a documentary on chocolate, it is one of the, if not the most nutritionally complex foods around.

Yes, it has a lot of great nutrients, magnesium being the one that interested me the most. It also has neurotoxins as well. The first time I took it, I got an energy rush. I took some today and it made me feel sick and I felt it changed my brain chemistry in a negative way. For those of us that have neurotoxin overload, this may not be the smartest food choice. David even suggests that kids with ADHD should take this stuff. I say, I don't think so.

That is crazy.Many of the folks that are long-time raw foodists, do not like cacao and I can see why. I plan on researching this further. Perhaps, some can have it in moderation, however, I do not think it is a superfood. No way.Again, another problem with this industry. Anyone can say anything about a product and they get away with it. Also, this commodity can have serious fungal issues and even though Nature's First Law may take great caution, other companies may not. The average consumer will not have this knowledge and it leaves them vunerable to ingesting something that is promoted as a superfood, when in reality it may cause them more harm than good.

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