Cocoa’s Latin name is Theobroma cacao, which means “Food of the Gods”
Cocoa Helps weight loss. It contains Theobromine, a substance similar to caffeine, that stimulates the circulatory system that helps to detox the pours of the skin and produces a slimming effect on the body.
Cocoa is a super moisturizer and due to its stimulation of the circulatory system also plumps out wrinkles. It contains glycerides which deliver moisturizing lipids and fats which firm and tone the skin.
Cocoa contains benificial compounds which can have a significant impact on ones health and beauty;
Antioxidants such as epichatehins, chatechins, resveratrol and procyanidins
~Vitamin B (1, 2, 3, 5 and 6)
~Omega 6 Fatty Acids
~Soluble Fiber (which is the type people need more of)
~Enzymes (including catalase, lipase and amylase)
Cocoa’s scent stimulates your “happy feeling” endorphins.
Health Benefits of BALIVITE Pure Cocoa
The health benefits of cocoa cover relief from high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, constipation, diabetes, bronchial asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and neurodegenerative diseases.
Blood pressure: Flavonoid-rich cocoa helps in lowering blood pressure and improving the elasticity of blood vessels.
Antioxidants: cocoa has higher antioxidant activity than black tea, green tea and red wine
Brain Health: flavonol-rich cocoa has beneficial effects in maintaining a healthy brain. Which could also have favorable effects on learning and memory functions.
Cholesterol: Diets containing cocoa show a reduction in triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and glucose level
Diabetes: Cocoa has been effective in improving insulin resistance and glucose metabolism. This aids in regulating sugar levels in the body.
Bronchial Asthma: Cocoa contains xanthine and theophylline, which aid in opening constricted bronchial tubes.
: Historically, cocoa
has been used for its therapeutic and wound-healing properties in natural medicinal products.
Obesity: Weight loss by modulating lipid metabolism and reduces the synthesis and transport of fatty acids.
Cocoa is rich in flavonoids namely, procyanidin, catechin, and epicatechin, which help protect the cells from damage while strengthening the heart
. It also aids in preventing the formation of fatal blood clots, which can lead to stroke or cardiac failure.
: cocoa flavonols help to enhance mood, combat depression, and improved cognitive activities, The neurochemical phenylethylamine in cocoa also helps to enhance the feeling of contentment and promote aphrodisiac
is shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells without effecting the growth of normal healthy cells.