This article explores the health benefits of cacao and why CacaoMint MelliGel is a smart choice for your sports diet.
Cacao may improve athletic performance
Recent researches present cacao as excellent nutrition for active sports players. One British study shows that it may improve athletic performance.
Cacao is a good food partner to carbohydrates and as one research shows it can reduce:
inflammation in diabetic and non-diabetic people;
inhibit cancer cells.
Cacao supports the function of the heart and the respiratory system
Another reason to add our cacao product in your sports diet is that it supports the function of the heart, the blood system, and the respiratory system. Some studies suggest that cacao may reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Cacao also contains some anti-asthmatic and cough suppressant compounds such as theobromine and theophylline.
Cacao improves mood and mental health
Have you ever asked yourself why do we often consume chocolate under emotional stress? Cacao is rich in the neurochemical theobromine and phenylethylamine that enhances feelings of contentment and happiness.
In addition, cacao may have a positive effect on age-related mental degeneration, depression, and lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Flavanols in cacao influence the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes the muscles of your blood vessels and improves blood supply to the brain.
Cacao keeps electrolyte balance
Cacao is one of the highest known sources of mineral magnesium which is one of the electrolytes that control important physiological functions of the body. Electrolyte imbalance can be commonly caused, by dehydration during or after sports activities.