Health benefits of cacao

Health benefits of ceremonial cacao


Ceremonial cacao is usually consumed to accompany meditation, journalling and other spiritual practices.  Whilst the benefits are felt through the spiritual being, there are many physical benefits to the body.  

With ceremonial cacao being from the Criollo bean, using sustainable, organic farming practices, with no heating and minimal processing – nothing added in, nothing taken out – it retains all the health benefits in their maximum form.  


Organic, raw cacao is a superfood packed with plant-based iron, antioxidants, flavonoids, magnesium, calcium and contains phytonutrients such as sulfur, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and phenylethylamine. It’s a great source of monounsaturated fat, cholesterol-free saturated fat, vitamins, minerals, fibre, natural carbohydrates and protein.

These nutrients are associated with regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure. It can also sharpen your brain while relaxing your body.


There are many health benefits that have been linked with the above nutrients including supporting stress, muscle enhancement, sleep, hormonal support, nerve function and we’ve heard of chocolate being an aphrodisiac!  

Cacao is a super-food when it comes to its antioxidant super power.  Antioxidants help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals within the cells of the body.  They activate cellular healing as well as counteract signs of ageing.  With 4x the antioxidants of goji berries, 80x that of the antioxidants of green tea and 15x antioxidants of blueberries, cacao may keep the building blocks of the body protected from everyday free-radical damage as well as support healthy, hydrated skin. 

Whilst chocolate in its processed form is often touted as being ‘good’ for you, in reality, by the time its packaged up as chocolate, there sadly isn’t too much left of the goodness!  The health benefits are primarily linked with cacao in its raw, unprocessed form and what you can experience when you purchase Smile Cacao.

Here at Smile Cacao we have sourced the smoothest, ceremonial grade cacao with a rich flavour profile from the Criollo bean.  Smile cacao is inducing deep, profound, experiences in conscious communities across Australia, with sacred cacao sourced from indigenous Peruvian farmers using sustainable organic farming practices.  Smile Cacao is here to support you to connect within, to your intuition, to your wisdom, to your inner fire.  We are so excited to provide you with this sacred cacao to make your body, mind and soul SMILE.

Purchase your Smile Ceremonial Cacao HERE.