Raw cacao beans are one of the best “helpers” during a diet because they “kill” the constant feeling of hunger and in the same time they don’t have a lot of calories.
Their specific, slightly bitter taste, would not appeal to everyone from first time, but once you get used to it, raw cacao beans will become an indispensable part of your daily diet. Actually cacao beans have similar taste to the coffee but are healthier than it.
To fell the fullest flavour of cacao beans, put one in your mouth and hold it for a while, without chewing it. Once wetted from saliva, chew it slowly and feel the unique aroma and taste.
Raw cacao has another beneficial effect – the beans contain very few calories, (See other foods without calories) compared to other similar foods. Still, cacao beans are rich in fibers, proteins, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. If you eat regularly cacao beans you will fell more fresh and energized.
If you want to prepare deserts that are at the same time sweet, delicious and dietetic, try to crush the cacao beans and then add them to the sweets.
Particularly effective is the use of raw cacao during a diet because only few beans will make you feel full for a long time. Moreover, cacao beans do not cause the desire to consume more and more, and to feel addicted to them, like it could happen with milk chocolate (which is too rich in sugar).
The effect of raw cacao to make you feel full quickly and give you energy boost makes it ideal for reinforcement in a busy working day, during a walk or travel.