The ketogenic diet (popularly known as keto) is a diet high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbohydrates. This type of regimen causes the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates.
Cacao is a highly beneficial Peruvian superfood for health, as it contains high levels of antioxidants, magnesium and iron.
Likewise, cacao helps lower blood pressure, contributes to the reduction of bad cholesterol and maintain good HDL cholesterol levels. It also contains phenylethylamine, which is why its consumption provides a feeling of emotional well-being and happiness.
The cacao derivatives that are especially recommended within the keto diet are:
It is a product obtained from the transformation of selected cacao beans. Highly valued in the world of confectionery and pastry.
It is the vegetable fat obtained from cacao beans. It is a useful product for making pastries, confectionery and chocolate. It is in this last area where it is recommended to have high percentages of keto chocolate. (70-85% recommended)
The versatility of cacao makes it an ideal ally for any type of healthy diet, thus taking advantage of its different benefits and properties.