The health benefits of cacao have long been advocated but have never been scientifically proven - until now.
Aduna Super-Cacao is the first cacao powder with a heart health claim approved by EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority). It is made from specially-selected high-flavanol cacao beans. Flavanols are a type of plant-based antioxidant, which help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels.
Aduna Super-Cacao contains 8x the flavanol content of regular cacao, helping support normal:
- Cardiovascular health
- Blood flow
- Circulation (great for people suffering from cold hands and feet!)
It has also been proven to improve skin-hydration, making it a beauty must-have. In this article we explore the powerful health and beauty benefits of Aduna Super-Cacao Powder.
The top health & beauty benefits of Super- Cacao
Our hearts and particularly our blood flow aren't always the first things on our minds when it comes to our overall health. This seems like an oversight when you consider that healthy blood flow is crucial to the successful function of all our organs and bodily processes.
The circulatory system is responsible for transporting nutrients, water and oxygen to every cell in the body through a complex network of blood vessels, arteries and capillaries that would be 60,000 miles long if laid out flat!
Healthy blood flow is needed for the heart, brain, skin, eyes, liver, immune system, digestive system and more to work properly. It’s even important for our exercise performance and recovery.
With all this in mind, it’s not surprising that heart related illnesses are the number 1 cause of death globally according to The World Health Organisation.
Two teaspoons (5g) of Aduna Super-Cacao contains 200mg of cacao flavanols, which has been scientifically proven and verified by EFSA to help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, supporting healthy blood flow. Cacao flavanols contribute to:
- Cardiovascular health
- Elasticity of arteries
- Healthy blood circulation
In addition to its heart health benefits, Aduna Super-Cacao is bursting with skin-loving antioxidants.
With an ORAC value of 147,000 Umol TE per 100g, it has:
- 8x the antioxidant content of regular cacao powder
- 6x the antioxidants of goji berries
- 100x the antioxidants of blueberries & green tea
- Comparable levels to antioxidant powerhouse Matcha
What Does It Taste Like?
Super-Cacao has a rich and delicious taste similar to dark chocolate.
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Aduna Super-Cacao Powder is available in three different sizes, starting from £7.99 for 100g. With a delicious, chocolatey flavour it can be used to boost smoothies, breakfasts or as a nutritious alternative to cocoa in baking. To make a delicious drink, mix into a paste with liquid then add warm milk and sweetener.
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Cacao Benefits Sources:
EU Health Claim: European Food Safety Authority Journal 2012;10(7):2809; "EFSA Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to cocoa flavanols and maintenance of normal endothelium-dependent vasodilation pursuant to Article 13 (5) of Regulation 9EC) NO 1924/2006"
Flavanols in Super-Cacao: Flavanols are a type of polyphenol – a plant based antioxidant. Aduna Super-Cacao contains an average of 8.5% cacao flavanols per 5g serving. Regular cacao powder contains 0.5-1.5% cocoa flavanols per 5g serving.
FMD Definition: American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 1 January 2002 Vol. 282 no. 1, H1-H5 DOI: http://ajpheart.physiology.org/content/282/1/H1
1% increase in FMD equals to 8% reduction in CDV risk: Ras RT, et al, Flow-mediated dilation and cardiovascular risk prediction: A systematic review with meta-analysis, Int J Cardiol (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.09.047
Cardiovascular disease statistics: World Health Organisation: "CVD Factsheet"; Jan 15: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/