When it comes to protein powder, ingredients do matter! Not only for protein content but the quality of other ingredients as well. Protea Chocolate VePro not only contains a blend of organic greens, but uses raw cacao instead of cocoa powder.
Cacao is a superfood that comes from the Theobroma Cacao tree. Unlike your typical cocoa powder that is highly processed and roasted, Protea VePro uses raw cacao which contains a higher percentage of antioxidants than your typical cocoa powder. Antioxidants have the ability to absorb free radicals like toxins and certain pollutants that cause harm within the body. Cacao has been shown to actually have more than 40x the amount of antioxidants than blueberries!
So if cacao has such high antioxidant properties, and chocolate comes from cacao, then why isn’t our everyday chocolate getting the same attention that blueberries do in terms of health benefits? The reason is, when cacao is roasted and processed into cocoa powder, studies have shown that it tends to lose over half, and sometimes up to 90% of the antioxidants that it once contained. So, by consuming raw cacao, we are able to reap the full benefits of this amazing superfood.
Raw cacao has some other pretty incredible benefits as well, including being a natural anti-depressant and mood booster. It contains serotonin, tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylethylamine, which are also known as “bliss chemicals”. No wonder we tend to feel so good when eating chocolate, and even better when that chocolate contains raw cacao! Raw cacao is also high in magnesium, iron, and calcium. It actually contains more calcium than milk.
Protea chocolate VePro has everything that you could need in a protein powder with amazing superfood benefits.