CACAO and YACONAugust 25, 2008
I recently came upon some very good foods that actually tested very well when I motility tested them. They actually tested as good as exceptional supplements. They have a lot of research behind them and have been shown to provide many health benefits. But many times even foods and supplements which have these claims don’t test well. Sometimes they are low grade or contaminated or for whatever reason just don’t test well. But these foods tested very well and I wanted to share them with you.
They come from a company called Guanni Organic and the foods that tested well were Yacon, a natural sweetener and Cacao, a high grade Peruvian chocolate.
They can be used in a blender with coconut milk, sprouted sunflower seeds, and ice to make a delicious chocolate smoothie that is actually as good for you as exceptional supplements.
Yacon root is high in fructo-oligosaccharides, a unique sugar which helps good bacteria and inhibits bad bacteria in your gut. There is much written about the health benefits of this plant which is related to the sunflower and dahlia plant.
Cacao, especially Criollo Cacao is high in polyphenols and antioxidants and have positive effects on the heart and the gut especially serotonin levels. Most cacao is not Criollo but instead Forastero. Look for the Criollo Cacao.
If you read the last blog post, try motility testing these two products. They test exceptionally well. If you want to know what a food or supplement should test like, try the Cacao and Yacon!
For more information on these high quality foods please check their website at http://www.guanniorganic.com
Ralph Havens, PT, OCS, IMTC