The cacao bean has been prized since ancient times for its delicious flavour and remarkable health and beauty benefits.
Aduna Super-Cacao is made from specially-selected, high-flavanol cacao beans blended with luxuriously rich cacao from small-scale producers in Ghana.
Thanks to its high flavanol content, it is the first cacao powder scientifically proven and verifed by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) to support heart health. Aduna Super-Cacao contains 8x the flavanol content of regular cacao. Flavanols are a type of plant-based antioxidant, which help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, supporting normal:
- Cardiovascular health
- Blood flow
- Circulation (great for people suffering from cold hands and feet!)
Aduna Super-Cacao Powder is also a rich source of protein and fibre. And has 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 delicious rich, chocolatey flavour.
To make a healthy hot chocolte, mix two teaspoons with hot milk and sweeten to taste. We like adding a little vanilla essence and cinnamon to ours.
Try it mixed into smoothies, sprinkled on breakfasts or as a nutritious alternative to cocoa in your baking recipes.
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Aduna Super-Cacao Powder is available in three different sizes, starting from £7.99 for 100g.
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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/