When we refer to cacao, we are talking about the absolute essential ingredient that all chocolate is made from! From the cacao tree fruit comes many seeds that are known as cacao beans. These beans, in their raw state, have an exceptionally high nutritional value as a food. Cacao is a brilliantly complex food because it not just food for the body, but also for the mind.

There are natural brain chemicals such as anandamide (bliss chemical), PEA (Phenethylamine – Love chemical), Dopamine (pleasure chemical), among others. All of these chemicals stimulate the brain, making you feel so very good. The more we feel good, the more we are inspired to be and do good!


Cacao is also rich in antioxidants. In fact, it has the highest amount of antioxidants in any food (50x more than blueberries)! We all know that antioxidants are essential for slowing down the aging process and help fight unwanted diseases and illnesses.


Cacao is a heart medicine, because it literally opens the heart up physically by allowing the muscles to relax and allow more blood flow. More blood to the heart means more to be pumped around the body. Eat chocolate a day and you can kiss the threat of a heart attack away!


Magnesium is the main mineral that helps your body relax and release physical tension. Cacao is the highest source of magnesium and it is said that more than 80% of our population is magnesium deficient. Magnesium turns on more than 300 enzymes in the body that play a specific role to keep the body functioning. Many of our health issues today are a direct link to magnesium deficiency. Who would’ve thought that eating chocolate could actually save us from all our medical problems! Here’s to aging wonderfully! “The beverage of the gods was Ambrosia; that of man is chocolate. Both increase the length of life in a prodigious manner.” – Louis Lewin, MD, Phantastica


In short, ceremonial cacao is cacao that is prepared with special prayers and intentions to activate more of the healing properties of this superfood. In essence, we are not just preparing a superfood that nourishes our physical bodies, but also a soulfood that nourishes our spirit and soul. Cacao allows our hearts to become soft, open and receptive to all our feelings. The warm sensation of Love that fills our body is the state of being that can heal us. Is there something on your mind that has been bothering you? Are there any fears and doubts that are holding us back? What emotions are we holding inside us that are causing repetitive undesired outcomes in our lives? All of these hard to deal with issues can be fully expressed through us as we gaze upon them with eyes of unconditional Love and Joy. This concept can be very challenging to wrap our heads around. If you would like to explore the idea of how a plant can heal us on a spiritual level then please read the full story here.