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Namaste, Soul Seeker
Known as the love drug, ceremonial cacao has been used for thousands of years by the Aztecs and Mayan civilisations thanks to its powerful ability to develop feelings of love and connectedness. And this is where you come in. You need a little self-love and self-connection too, because it’s rare for you to get privacy and personal space; downtime just doesn’t happen. Let cacao from Cacao Culcha be the reason to
give yourself some time out, to practice mindfulness and reflection, simply prepare it as a hot drink in your favourite mug and enjoy it in your favourite space.
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∵ What is ceremonial cacao?
Our ceremonial grade cacao comes from the bean of the Theobroma cacao tree in Peru and is naturally fermented and is NOT heat-treated and processed like cocoa or chocolate, nor does it have milk or sugar added like traditional chocolate. The heating process and the additional ingredients to cocoa and chocolate mean that nutritional benefits are reduced and, the added ingredients block the antioxidant benefits. At Cacao Culcha, we only sell the best ceremonial grade cacao in Australia; it’s the form of cacao that will bring you the most benefits because its integrity is intact, it’s pure, raw and full of goodness.
The remarkable benefits of cacao
Blissful feelings are certainly a huge tick, but ceremonial cacao also has many health benefits making it the perfect health food addition. Cacao benefits include:
∴ Mood booster
∴ Antioxidant-rich (20 times more than blueberries!)
∴ Improves brain function
∴ It can prevent heart disease
∴ It can lower blood pressure
∴ Reduces stress
∴ It’s an aphrodisiac
∴ Helps shed fat
∴ It has anti-diabetic effects
∴ Immunity booster
∴ Energy booster
∴ Low in sugar
∴ Acts like a probiotic and improves gut flora
∴ High in plant-based iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium
∴ A great alternative to coffee
THIS CACAO IS SOMETHING ELSE!
I have tried several different brands of cacao and can honestly say this is the best. Infused with intentions of love and empowerment I feel these beautiful frequencies with every sip. This chocolate treat drops me into my heart (and out of my busy mind) with ease and I am able to relax and centre myself. It encourages insight and intuitive downloads to come through.
Enabling my creative feminine to free flow. This allows me to be in my favourite space of creating for my work which ultimately helps me to step more into my should purpose work! This medicinal magic potion promotes
and informs wellbeing across my spiritual, physical and mindset spaces.
Thank you Tina and team for bringing this beautiful life-changing 'Liquid Love' into my world.
∵ ∴ ∵ The Cacao Ceremony ∴ ∵ ∴
A cacao ceremony can be as lavish or simple as you want. You can have one with a group of people in a large space or enjoy one in the comfort of your home by yourself or with a friend. Heck, you can have a ceremony with yourself every day if you like, in your favourite chair, sipping your hot cacao. Some people like to have all the adornments of candles, sage sticks, flowers and other ornaments, or you can just keep it simple and focus purely on the cacao. The most important thing is that you are comfortable and open to accept the natural powers of the cacao. The more you open yourself to it, the greater the effects. Best of all, in a ceremony, you can share the feeling with others, making it a wholly enriching experience.
At Cacao Culcha, we make it easy for you to enjoy your cacao ceremony without fussing around with ingredients. Our luxury pack means you not only buy ceremonial cacao ready to brew, it also includes coconut sugar and coconut oil, everything you need to make your ceremony cacao. Everyone has different tastes so it’s up to you if you’d like to add honey or even chilli or cayenne pepper to give it a bit of heat.
But let’s get back to the sacred cacao ceremony. Just imagine how it would feel to have your constant negative self-talk suddenly stop, to have the clarity to see and feel good, to experience what it’s like to live with mental quietness. You’ll enter a complete comfort zone where you’ll feel every bit of tension and negativity release from your body. With a clear mind, you’ll be able to focus on gratitude and mindfulness. The caffeine and theobromine in the cacao will bring about mental clarity by bringing increased blood flow to the brain; it’ll stimulate your heart and bring more oxygen to your skin thanks to the increase in dilating blood vessels.
How are these cacao ceremony effects possible? Is cacao a drug? ∴ ∵
It sounds too good to be true, right? All of these psychoactive properties but without the side effects you’d experience with actual drugs. But no, cacao is not a drug even though we do refer to it as the ‘love drug’. You’ve got to look at the makeup of this superfood to understand why it has the psychoactive effect it does.
Ceremonial grade cacao contains anandamide, theobromine, caffeine and tryptophan. These ingredients are the ones that make you warm and fuzzy. Caffeine and theobromine are called methylxanthines and have standout health benefits including increased alertness and the ability to relax muscles. Cacao also contains serotonin and dopamine. These are neurotransmitters that control moods and stimulate the brain. About 50g of ceremonial cacao is enough to bring about the euphoric effects we’ve mentioned but if you’re a first-timer, it’s always a good idea to take it slowly.
We know you’ll love the experience of our cacao products because it’s our experience with ceremonial grade cacao in Australia that brought us to start Cacao Culcha. We want you to experience the same effects ceremonial cacao has had on us; it’s a life-changer.
Having a Cacao Culcha warm drink has now become apart of my daily routine.
As a shift worker with demanding hours, drinking cacao with some coconut oil & turmeric gives me that extra
boost of energy and gets me ready for the day ahead.