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09-25-2007, 10:21 AM
I'm at workand just got my first box of "food" from Alissa's Store. I opened it and tasted my first handful of Cacao nibs...Now I have such a BUZZZ...:eek:
What is it.
09-25-2007, 10:23 AM
Some people get a buzz from it, some people don't. Some people enjoy the buzz from it, some people don't. For me personally, if I have a lot of cacao in the morning, I'm energized or buzzed, depending how you want to look at it. However, if I have it mid afternoon or later, I'm VERY mellowed by it. So I guess it just depends on the person.
09-25-2007, 10:40 AM
This is some info that might answer your question
Cacao is remarkably rich in magnesium.
Cacao seems to be the #1 source of magnesium of any food. This is likely the primary reason women crave chocolate during the menstrual period. Magnesium balances brain chemistry, builds strong bones, and is associated with more happiness. Magnesium is the most deficient major mineral on the Standard American Diet (SAD); over 80% of Americans are chronically deficient in Magnesium!
Stimulant or Superfood?
Cacao contains subtle amounts of caffeine and theobromine. However, experiments have shown that these stimulants are far different when consumed raw than cooked.
Consider the following: Experimental provings of chocolate by homeopaths indicate its stimulating effect when cooked. One experiment conducted with a decoction of roasted ground cacao beans in boiling water produced an excitement of the nervous system similar to that caused by black coffee, an excited state of circulation, and an accelerated pulse. interestingly, when the same decoction was made with raw, unroasted beans neither effect was noticeable, leading the provers to conclude that the physiological changes were caused by aromatic substances released during roasting.
Cacao seems to diminish appetite, probably due to its monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors (MAO inhibitors) - these are different from digestive enzyme inhibitors found in most nuts and seeds. These rare MAO inhibitors actually produce favorable results when consumed by allowing more serotonin and other neurotransmitters to circulate in the brain. According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MAO inhibitors facilitate youthening and rejuvenation.
Phenylethylamine (PEA) is found in chocolate. PEA is an adrenal-related chemical that is also created within the brain and released when we are in love. This is one of the reasons why love and chocolate have a deep correlation. PEA also plays a role in increasing focus and alertness.
Anandamide (The Bliss Chemical)
A neurotransmitter called anandamide, has been isolated in cacao. Anandamide is also produced naturally in the brain. Anandamide is known as "The Bliss Chemical" because it is released while we are feeling great. Cacao contains enzyme inhibitors that decrease our bodies' ability to breakdown anandamide. This means that natural anandamide and/or cacao anandamide may stick around longer, making us feel good longer, when we eat cacao.
What to do with Cacao Nibs?:
Try eating them straight, a tablespoon at a time. Chew thoroughly and experience the taste extravaganza of raw chocolate.
Add to coconut-based or fruit-based smoothies to enhance the flavor.
Add agave nectar or honey or another sweetening agent to the raw cacao nibs and chew!
Freeze cacao nibs with sweeteners (agave nectar or honey are fantastic). Eat cold.
Blend cacao nibs into herbal teas with the Peruvian superfood maca.
Add cacao nibs to raw ice creams for the best chocolate chips in the world.
Create a raw chocolate bar! Blend the following raw ingredients together: cacao nibs, agave nectar, carob powder, maca, coconut oil, angstrom calcium, and cashews. Pour into a mold and freeze. Eat cold and experience the truth about the food of the gods!
09-25-2007, 11:00 AM
I have never been a coffee "drinker" but have in the past had several cups throughout the years when I got a migraine. I can't take the caffeine, makes me shakey, makes my heart race. Cacao nibs and powder never do that to me. I use about 3T. in my shake and never get the buzzy feeling. I feel good, but not buzzed~
09-25-2007, 11:13 AM
I knew you'd know the answer.
I feel like I'm eating coffee beans.
09-25-2007, 01:41 PM
Ok its been 1 1/2 hours and I feel really good. The buzz is off and I feel like I have a very good feeling about me right now. I mixed some up with a real ripe banana and it was sooooo good.
HOW I'M HOOKED
09-25-2007, 01:43 PM
[QUOTE=shine72;335733) For me personally, if I have a lot of cacao in the morning, I'm energized or buzzed, depending how you want to look at it.
How do you eat this in the morning? Drink?
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