1. No-Guilt Chocolate Experience
Cacao tea is the perfect healthy alternative to coffee and chocolate, which can be high in calories and caffeine. Our tea is 100% sugar-free, caffeine-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and GMO-free with no artificial additives, preservatives or flavours. And despite that, our tea still has a natural sweetness and an irresistible taste and aroma which makes it a delicious and healthy substitute to other indulgences. Cacao tea is perfect for lovers of chocolate, tea or coffee who also care about their health.
2. Rich in Antioxidants and Flavanoids
Studies have shown that cacao husks are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids. Flavanoids are special antioxidant compounds which, like other antioxidants, help fight cell-damaging free radicals. In addition, studies have shown that flavanoids can help prevent clogged arteries, promote healthy blood flow, and improve cognitive function. Flavonoids are also linked to reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that cacao has the greatest concentration of flavonoids in almost any food that we eat, greater even than tea and wine.
3. Delicate Energy Boost
Drinking cacao tea provides a delicate boost in energy and increased mental focus without the harsh effects of caffeine. Studies have shown that cacao husks have a high concentration of a natural substance called theobromine, which is a valuable bioactive compound that helps keep the brain and heart active and stimulated. Theobromine is a natural stimulant with a gentle slow-release effect. Studies have found that patients consuming cacao rich in theobromine enjoyed increased brain stimulation, concentration and interest in study activities. Patients also experienced improved performance with mental tasks and reduced mental fatigue.
4. Lowers Blood Pressure
As discussed above, cacao husks are rich in the valuable compound theobromine. This compound helps reduce blood pressure by widening the blood vessels. In fact, studies have shown that small amounts of theobromine significantly lowered the blood pressure of patients within only one hour of consumption. In another study, theobromine-rich cacao caused a lasting decrease in blood pressure when administered over a three-week period.
5. Mood Enhancing Properties
Cacao husks are rich in flavonoids, which scientists have discovered have memory and mood-enhancing properties. Studies have also found theobromine to be characterized by important pharmacological functions, including anti-cancer effects and muscle relaxant effects. In fact, the cravings we sometimes feel for chocolate are caused in particular by the presence of theobromine in cacao. Imagine satisfying that craving by sipping calorie-free cacao tea!