The Power of Cacao
No introductions are needed for this highly-treasured food that dates to 1500 BC. At that time, the Maya from Central America —the first connoisseurs of chocolate—drank it as a bitter fermented beverage mixed with spices or wine. Today, we know so much more about the many benefits of consuming healthy chocolate®, and how to preserve these powerful benefits through the correct manufacturing process.
Many historical texts praise the stamina-and energy-building properties of chocolate Xocolatl, which means,
bitter water. It may have been bitter water, but it was held in such high esteem that Mayans called it the
food of the gods.
Cacao was so revered that images of cacao pods were painted on the walls of stone temples, while Mayan artifacts have been found that show kings and Mayan Gods drinking chocolate.