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Cacao butter has massive benefits when you eat it and when you apply it to your skin. You might know of it as chocolate, but cacao is a less processed form that does not use high heat, leaving the superfood qualities intact. It’s nourishing inside and out. It contains healthy fats, nutrients, and antioxidants and helps balance mood-regulating hormones.

Cacao butter is one of many ways the cacao bean can be processed. Unlike cocoa butter that is heated, cacao butter is the raw, cold-pressed oil of the cacao bean that preserves more of its nutrients and enzymes. That gives cacao butter a superfood punch that makes it far superior to cocoa butter.

6 Things We Like About Cacao Butter

1) It’s a Healthy Fat.

This 100% vegan fat is an excellent addition for those on a plant-based diet or trying to get more healthy, saturated fats in their diet. It contains fatty acids like oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid, antioxidants that fight free radicals. These antioxidants also ensure long shelf life.

2) Cacao butter Makes Us Happy.

It boosts neurotransmitters and balances hormones. When you are PMS-ing, your dopamine and serotonin levels will drop. Your body doesn’t like that and knows when to call for help. That’s why you crave chocolate. A nice cacao butter massage is another way to release that feel-good hormone serotonin. Cacao is one of those amazing superfoods that are good for a woman’s hormones, inside and out. So, men, grab that cacao butter and give the woman in your life a massage. She will thank you, and you will thank us.

3) It helps you age well.

It’s packed with polyphenols. These antioxidants help you age well by fighting free radicals and reducing the appearance of aging. Your cacao butter’s polyphenols can work on the inside when you eat it or on the outside when delivered as a cacao butter lotion. Polyphenols can help with skin tone, elasticity and collagen production, while making you look and feel younger. (source)

4) It Increases Immunity.

Those polyphenols also help the immune system fight free radicals and reduce inflammation. Inflammation is the fundamental cause of the majority of illnesses. Reducing inflammation and fighting free radicals helps keep an infection from developing into a serious disease.

5) It Helps You Get Rid of Stretch Marks and Scars.

The qualities that help us age well can also help us heal. Cacao butter is nourishing, hydrating, and full of antioxidants that can help regenerate the skin.

6) Revs up the metabolism.

The good fats, hormone-regulating properties, and magnesium in cacao butter make it a food that will prime the pump. This food can help support metabolism and relieve constipation.

Cacao Butter Superfood

Cacao butter really is a superfood whether you eat it or apply it to your skin. Make sure you are getting the good stuff, though. The pure, cold, processed chocolate will retain more of the vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that make this food super. Please do your research or check out our favorite. If you want to learn more about the benefits of cacao, check out our article on chocolate– the good stuff. Enjoy all the fantastic health benefits of cacao butter, inside and out.

Learn more about cacao in this Quick Tip!

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  • Karen Luther says:

    I had never understood the difference between cacao and cocoa. Thanks for clarifying and teaching us all about the amazing benefits of this raw food. Revs metabolism, boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, relieves constipation, makes us happy! This is like a natural miracle drug with no side effects. Where have you been all my life? Can’t wait to try some!

    • Robert says:

      cocoa butter is very good because it does so much. It helps stop itching for sensitive skin and looks younger and the smell of chocalate

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