Small bites of raw cocoa bean are rich in magnesium, manganese, chromium, vitamin C and antioxidants. They benefit the cardiovascular system, skin, nails, hair and ton the libido. They raise the levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that acts as an antidepressant and anxiolytic, stimulate the secretion of endorphins, endogenous opioids in our brains, mood and stimulate erotic mood. They increase good cholesterol, reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Because they contain many flavonoids, they help prevent clogged arteries and reduce the risk of blood clots that cause strokes and heart attacks.
How to use: Because they taste slightly bitter it is good to combine them with sweet, dried fruits and seeds, fruit salads, yogurt, smoothies etc. The recommended daily dose is 4 teaspoons.