USE OF CACAO
The recommended way to consume cocoa is using the whole cocoa bean, with all its shell and raw material, it can also be consumed in something called cocoa powder , this way the cocoa can be consumed in a smoothies, cereal, or hot.
Many of the traditional properties attributed to cocoa are due to the presence of polyphenols, it has been shown that this compound content is higher in cocoa powder, followed by cocoa nibs.
In the Amazonian tribes are credited with increasing longevity, this was proven scientifically resulting in the intake of 2.11 g per day improves quality of life and slows the aging cardiovascular. There are many studies that try to demonstrate the benefits of cocoa attributed by ethnic consumption.
SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS OF CACAO
Pregnancy / Breastfeeding: Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) when used in moderate amounts or quantities, use in food, avoid greater amounts than those found in foods due to its safety and has not been dose tested. The caffeine content should be limited during pregnancy.
Interactions: None well documented. Adverse Reactions: Children who consume large amounts of chocolate and caffeinated beverages may have tics or concerns. Chocolate ingredients may precipitate the migraine, and cocoa products may be allergenic.
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