Raw cocoa beans are the world’s best natural source of antioxidants. This is due to the fact that it contains 14 times more antioxidants than red wine and 21 times more than green tea.
Unfortunately, most of the cocoa that goes into the market is produced by Dutch method at a temperature of 150 degrees Celsius. This way most of the antioxidants and nutrients are destroyed.
Cocoa beans are very rich in magnesium – mineral which we do not enter as often through food. These beans have big nutrient value and do not contain sugar.
In case you lack of iron in your organism eat a small piece of cocoa. 28 grams of cocoa contains 314% of the needed daily dose of iron.
The list of cocoa health benefits is endless. It is a natural aphrodisiac, acts as an antidepressant and is rich in sulfur -- a mineral that enhances the beauty of nails and hair, cleans the skin, detoxifies the liver and stimulates the pancreas.