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The Health Benefits of Cacao vs. Coffee Beans

by Georgia & Elyse on August 16, 2022

There are many different types of beans in the world, and each one has its own unique set of benefits. In this blog post, we will be comparing cacao beans and coffee beans. We will take a look at the health benefits of both, as well as their nutritional values. We will also explore which bean is better for you, and why. So, let's get started!

Cacao beans and coffee beans are both packed with nutrients. Cacao beans are a good source of protein, fibre, and antioxidants. They also contain magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc. Coffee beans are also a good source of protein and fibre. In addition to these nutrients, coffee beans contain caffeine and chlorogenic acid.

So, what are the health benefits of cacao and coffee beans? Both beans have been linked to a reduced risk of certain diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Cacao beans have also been shown to improve cognitive function and reduce inflammation. Coffee beans have been shown to improve mental alertness and physical performance.

So, which bean is better for you? Both cacao and coffee beans have their own unique set of benefits. However, cacao beans may be the better choice for you if you are looking to improve your cognitive function, reduce inflammation, boost in mental alertness or physical performance. Coffee beans may be the better choice for you if you are looking for a boost in momentary energy.

If you are looking to incorporate cacao into your diet, there are many ways to do so. You can add cacao to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, or baked goods. You can also use cacao nibs as a topping for salads or desserts. Cacao beans can also be enjoyed on their own as a healthy snack.

So, there you have it! That is a comparison of cacao beans and coffee beans. Both beans have their own unique set of benefits that make them great for your health. So, now that you know more about these two beans, which one will you choose?

Cacao nibs are a great way to get your chocolate fix in a healthy way!

Do you like the taste of coffee but are looking for a healthier alternative? Try brewing a cup of cacao tea! Cacao nibs can also be used in place of coffee beans in most recipes.

Looking for a delicious and nutritious snack? Make some chocolate covered cacao nibs! Simply melt some dark chocolate and dip the cacao nibs in. Let them cool and enjoy!

Why not try this healthy hot chocolate recipe that is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free, but still packed with all the flavour and creamy goodness you crave. So curl up with a mug of this deliciousness and enjoy a cosy winter treat that's actually good for you!

ceremonial grade cacao, unsweetened almond milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt, cinnamon powder (optional)

Instructions:

1. Combine the cacao, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt in a small saucepan over low heat.
2. Whisk until everything is combined and heated through.
3. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder if desired.
4. Serve in a mug and enjoy!

 

Organic Peruvian Ceremonial Drinking Cacao | 250g Pre-Chopped
Organic Peruvian Ceremonial Drinking Cacao | 600g Block

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