The Power of Cocoa
Discover all the benefits of this amazing fruit
The power of Cocoa. This fruit has numerous benefits, going beyond a simple tasty fruit and the production of chocolates through its seeds. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even cardioprotective action, as its substances can reduce the formation of clots.
Cocoa is considered a functional food, that is, it has a nutritional function and, if consumed regularly and moderately, helps to maintain health.
Therefore, its consumption and even use in cosmetics help health, but it is important that it is in the most natural way possible since the more processed the cocoa, the fewer the benefits obtained.
The Power of Cocoa! Check out some benefits of this fruit:
1️⃣ Improves mood
Cocoa can help improve mood and combat the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety. This is because it is rich in theobromine, caffeine, phenylethylamine, and tyramine, which stimulate the production of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter related to the regulation of mood, heart rate, sleep, and appetite.
2️⃣ Helps the intestinal function
Because it is rich in flavonoids and catechins that reach the large intestine, serving as food for probiotic bacteria, its consumption directly influences the proper functioning of the intestine. There is an increase of good bacteria that regulate the intestinal flora.
3️⃣ Prevents thrombosis
Cocoa helps prevent the development of thrombosis because it helps improve blood flow, which decreases the risk of blood clot formation due to its flavonoid content.
4️⃣ It is the heart’s ally
Because it strengthens cardiovascular health by being rich in antioxidant phytochemicals and flavonoids, which fight free radicals. In addition, it also helps to control cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
5️⃣ It can be used in weight control
Due to its action of decreasing the absorption and synthesis of fats, its ingestion gives a greater feeling of satiety and also helps regulate insulin. However, these benefits are found in its more natural versions, such as cocoa powder and dark chocolate, since they have less fat and sugar in their composition.
6️⃣ Helps regulate cholesterol
Because it is rich in antioxidant substances that regulate circulating cholesterol levels, it helps to avoid the accumulation of fat in the vessels, preventing the formation of atheroma plaques and the development of cardiovascular diseases.
It is worth mentioning that it should not be consumed in excess and that its benefits are given when it is inserted in a healthy diet.
And that the ideal amount of cocoa for consumption varies according to each person and a professional should always be consulted for further guidance. Thus, you have the guarantee to take the maximum advantage of all the benefits that cocoa can provide to your health.
Rio Body’s Cocoa Wax!
As mentioned in the beginning, cocoa is also very used in the production of cosmetics and medicinal uses. Rio Body Wax has developed a cocoa wax, due to its emollient and nourishing properties and its numerous benefits it becomes a great complement to the wax.
Our cocoa wax soothes the skin and opens the pores making waxing less painful. And due to the antioxidants in cocoa, inflammation of the skin is decreased, with less redness, rashes, and lesions.
It is also moisturizing and gives a glowing effect to the skin due to its chemical components that increase the blood flow. Get to know our cocoa wax by clicking here!
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