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Cacao is a fruit that grows on a tree, and inside this fruit are pods (think of kidney-bean size and shape) full of cacao nibs. These nibs contain lots of nutritional goodness but are actually bitter in taste (just like a 85-100% cocoa bar would be). Raw cacao is a super-rich source of magnesium which helps our metabolism by reducing the negative impact of stress on our bodies. Magnesium is Mother Nature's muscle relaxant, and, by turning down our fight-or-flight response, it keeps things like our cortisol levels in check and our digestive system working great. Also, cacao contains theobromine and anandamide - theobromine is a natural stimulant and anandamide is an endorphin (think "runner’s high" or a feeling of bliss). Together, these nutrients stimulate the body internally to get your engines revving for more metabolic burn. You can consume raw cacao in bars, in powder form or as nibs. Add it to smoothies, trail mixes, salads, or just grab a handful - about 1-2 tablespoons daily.