Proven Health Benefits of Cacao

Proven Health Benefits of Cacao

When it comes to the world of superfoods, few can rival Cacao. While often associated with treats like chocolate, Cacao is a nutritional powerhouse that holds tremendous potential for improving our gut health and this is why we developed our Cacao Latte!


Let’s explore how this delectable delight can support our health:


Rich in Fibre

Cacao is an excellent source of dietary fibre, which is important for maintaining a healthy gut. Fibre acts as a prebiotic, serving as nourishment for the beneficial bacteria in our intestines.

By promoting the growth of these friendly microbes, Cacao helps maintain a balanced gut flora, which is essential for optimal digestion, absorption of nutrients and, ultimately, optimal reproductive health.


Enhanced Digestive Function

Cacao contains natural compounds, such as flavonoids and theobromine, that can stimulate digestive enzymes and improve overall digestion.

Once Cacao makes its way to your intestines it exerts its prebiotic effects, transforming into bioactive metabolites helping to break down food, aiding in the absorption of nutrients, while reducing the likelihood of bloating and discomfort.


Anti-inflammatory Properties

Chronic inflammation in the gut can lead to dysbiosis. Cacao contains flavonoids which possess anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract.

By reducing inflammation, you are helping to maintain intestinal integrity and you may alleviate conditions such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Indulging in daily flavanol rich Cacao has also been shown to reduce markers of inflammation and circulating levels of dietary lipids such as triacylglycerol.


Mood-boosting Effects

Cacao naturally contains polyphenols and other compounds which are an instant mood lifter. These compounds promote the release of endorphins and serotonin, which are responsible for feelings of happiness and relaxation.

By increasing our happy endorphins and decreasing stress, we are contributing to a healthy gut-brain axis.  


What is the Best Cacao?

Raw cacao products are considered healthier than processed cocoa as they retain more minerals and antioxidants. We only use raw organic Theobroma cacao as this also delivers:

  • Fertility nurturing micronutrients including iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium. Magnesium and zinc have been found to effectively reduce menstrual pain (Saei Ghare Naz et al, 2020).
  • Flavanols and other cacao derivatives which increase nitric oxide production. This means better blood flow, improved mitochondrial health and benefits for implantation.


Our unique Cacao Latte is scientifically proven to promote diverse gut microbiota to enhance reproductive health. Each delicious serve contains over 2 billion CFU of clinically proven, heat resistant prebiotics in combination with our specifically selected proven probiotic for a potent symbiotic combination.

Our key prebiotic has been shown to increase pregnancy success and in combination with our selected ingredients our Cacao Latte is formulated to: 

  • Promote gut microbiome diversity stimulating the beneficial Bacteroidetes (Bacteroides and Parabacteroides) 
  • Protect the intestinal barrier and reduce inflammation 
  • Increase feelings of fullness which significantly reduces energy intake from whole-day snacking 
  • Stimulate the production of the satiety hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) 
  • Decrease the bio-accessibility of both fat and cholesterol 
  • Reduce the spike in blood glucose and lower the area under the curve for insulin following a meal by 39% 
  • Increase the abundance of genus Bifidobacterium 2 and 4 weeks after daily consumption 
  • Reduce, ease and improve anxious mood and symptoms of anxiety and stress

Our Cacao Latte is a 100% natural approach to promote diversity of your gut microbiota to enhance your reproductive health for conception and beyond.

Indulge in a hot cup of Cacao Latte before bed knowing that our clinically proven probiotic together with raw organic Theobroma cacao and prebiotic PHGG provides an incredibly effective synbiotic that delivers even more fertile gut goodness!

About the Author

Hi, I'm Dr Cecilia Kitic founder of Fertile Gut. We can't wait to help support you on your journey to improving your gut health! Having spent over 20 years researching in the areas of immunonutrition, physiology, biochemistry and gut health we now get to translate science into practice, sooner. Our gut microbiome provides a foundation for our immune system, metabolism, brain and heart health, and hormone balance. With our scientifically crafted natural formulations you will be creating a Fertile Gut!

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