Updated: Jan 6, 2020
Do you experience a lack of motivation? brain fog? lack of focus and concentration? Do you find it difficult to feel joy? If so, you should consider adding raw cacao to your diet. Cacao allows more serotonin and neurotransmitters to circulate around the brain at the same time, thus increasing the feelings of happiness and joy.
Serotonin plays a vital role in our human body. It is a chemical and neurotransmitter that helps regulate your mood naturally. When your serotonin levels are normal, you feel
happier, calmer, more focused, and more emotionally stable.A lack of serotonin can lead to a depressed mood, low energy, negative thoughts. When you are lacking serotonin you might feel tense and irritable, and likely to feel anxious.
Cacao also produces a chemical called Phenylethylamine (PEA) which is responsible for enhancing the feelings of love, empathy and compassion. This chemical is released when we experience being in love. High levels of this neurotransmitter helps promote feelings of attraction, excitement, and increase attention. Phenylethylamine works by stimulating the brain's pleasure centers and reaches peak levels during orgasm. Cacao has the highest concentration in any food of phenylethylamine.
Cacao also contains Anadamide, often referred to as the "bliss neurotransmitter", which induces feelings of relaxation, happiness and bliss.
You can include cacao to your diet by adding cacao to your breakfast bowls, to your smoothies, to your trail mix. You can also use cacao in baking, such as adding it to brownies. Our preferred way to consume this plant medicine is by drinking it! You can blend it with warm water and with many different spices and enjoy this mood enhancing, heart expanding elixir!