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The cacao that is being promoted as a superfood is not at all similar to the chocolate in candy bars and ice cream. This article is referencing a form of the bean which is unproccessed, concentrated and highly potent. It has a very bitter flavor similar to eating coffee grounds.
The statement about this substance affecting the same areas of the brain as street drugs is scientifically proven. Although the potency is less, the brain is still effected. Click the web site that I referenced at the beginning of that paragraph to see for yourself.
I have seen people become insomniac, anxious, depressed and addicted from regular consumption of cacao. I provided sources for my information including mainstream research. Check it out for yourself to decide if you want to buy into the hype surrounding this product.
I have been aware of the promotion of cacao as a superfood for the past five years. My experience is that it hurts people. This is why I share this viewpoint. Otherwise I am happy to mind my own business.
Cacao (cocoa, chocolate) is actually a toxic and highly addictive substance that causes a wide range of health problems including mood swings, angry outbursts, violence, depression, paranoia, dizziness, liver damage, and raised blood pressure.
It artificially stimulates the production of endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, phenylethylamine and anandamide in the brain. This overstimulation causes an overall depletion of these neurotransmitters leading to addiction, insomnia, anxiety, obesity, hyperactivity, chronic pain, fatigue, nervousness, and adrenal fatigue.
Phenylethlamine is the chemical naturally released in the brain when people fall in love. This causes a euphoric feeling for which the body develops a tolerance like any other addictive substance. The addictive quality of this sensation is the reason why people fall into a pattern of serial relationships. The phenylethylamine that occurs naturally is much lower in quantity and potency than cacao, so the highly seductive and addictive quality of cacao can therefore be easily understood.
The bitter flavor of cacao is a natural indication that this is a poisonous substance and animals will not eat it in nature - and if they do it will often kill them. As many people know, chocolate is lethally poisonous to dogs.
When you eat chocolate or raw cacao, it’s as if you have toked a little off a joint, drank a bit of wine, snorted some cocaine and shot up some heroin all at the same time, because it stimulates endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and anandamide in the same manner as these drugs. It is somewhat less potent than the harder drugs; but still the exact same process in the brain. It is no wonder the world is in love with chocolate.Emphasis
Cacao also interacts negatively with many medications.
The benefits of the antioxidant quality and rich magnesium content of cacao arguably do not come close to outweighing the many health risks involved.
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