Cacao helps reduce inflammation. It is high in iron, potassium, protein and magnesium and full of antioxidants. Polyphenols in cocoa, may reduce your risk of neuro-degenerative diseases by improving brain function and blood flow. It has cancer protective properties and is anti-bacterial.
Cacao also has positive effects on mood, reduces stress and improves contentment by helping convert tryptophan into mood stabilizing serotonin.