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Cocoa Powder Health Benefits

Many people crave chocolate and avoid it because they are under the impression that it is fattening and unhealthy. Although a lot of chocolate products are unhealthy and calories dense, it is due to the addition of substances such as sugar and not to the cocoa itself. In fact, cocoa powder, which comes from the cocoa bean, is highly nutritious, and it can provide numerous health benefits.

Cocoa Powder Nutritional Facts

A 2 tbsp. serving of cocoa powder contains just 25 calories and 1.5 g of fat. It also provides you with 3.6 g of fiber, which is 14 percent of the daily value, and 8 percent of the daily value of iron and 14 percent of the daily value of magnesium.

Cocoa Powder Antidepressant Effects

According to Elson Hass in his book “Staying Healthy With Nutrition,” cocoa powder may provide antidepressant benefits. He explains that cocoa powder contains the substance phenethylamine, which is a neurotransmitter found in the brain that acts as a mood elevator and natural antidepressant. The University of Michigan Health System (UMIM) states that dark cocoa powder may also have the ability to boost endorphins, which act as natural “happy” opiates and are responsible for the highs that are often felt after exercising, laughing, having sex or winning the lottery. Finally, UMIM says that best cocoa powder may boost serotonin, which is the neurotransmitter that antidepressants target in order to boost overall happiness levels.

Where to buy cocoa powder?

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