If you are like Gina N. of Sedona, Arizona, then you want to know, “What makes Incaliving’s cacao better than the competition’s?” Like all of our products, Incaliving believes in purity, potency and producing the highest quality superfoods, and our cacao is held to the same stringent standards.
A food is classified as a superfood when a vitamin, food, or natural supplement not only offers high levels of desirable nutrients but additionally, is either linked to a prevention of a disease or the food offers several simultaneous health benefits beyond its nutritional value. Incaliving’s cacao is considered a superfood and it’s due to the numerous health benefits it delivers.
Incaliving’s 100% raw organic cacao powder is grown at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the province of Tingo Maria; a region known for having the best cacao in the world. After carefully selecting only the best cacao beans, which are then sun-dried, our farmers pulverize the beans into a fine powder. Because Incaliving strives for the purest and most potent superfoods, our cacao is then packaged at the source and then transported via plane to our US distribution center. By packaging at the source, an expensive process, we are able to maintain the highest overall quality better than our competitors’ cacao because potency is lost the longer it remains in transit and unpackaged. Incaliving has always believed that your health comes first, which is why we pride ourselves on bringing you the best and purest health supplements straight from our farms to your table.
First, unlike processed dark chocolate, antioxidants are preserved in raw cacao. In fact, there are many benefits from keeping organic chocolate unheated, which includes: much higher levels of antioxidants (oligomeric, procynanidins, resveratrol, and polyphenols), preservation of vitamin C, Omega 6 fatty acids (omega 6 when heated cause inflammation) and phenethylamine (commonly known as PEA, the feel good neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of love). Additionally, eating raw cacao powder means higher levels of natural serotonin (neurotransmitter that improves mood and helps to fight depression) and tryptophan (essential to humans and the body cannot synthesize it, so it must be obtained from diet).