the usage of cacao leaves is easy only if you are not a very good taste eater. Cacao leaves are obviously not sweet so you have to make sure you can eat them up. First find the best quality leaves and the neat ones. Remove the stem and then wash these leaves. Leave them for dry. Then take five leaves in the beginning and place them on the corner on your cheek. Chew them for their juice (you don’t have to chew and swallow) keep them in your mouth for a while so that you can take in all the juice. Once you feel that the juice is no more there, than throw these leaves.
A confusion I would like to clear here is that cacao leaves are not even close to cocaine. Yes, they are used to produce cocaine but a large amount of cacao leaves make a small amount of cocaine. If you eat pounds of cacao leaves then it will only provide you the effect of 1g cocaine. So, all the benefits of cacao leaves are real with no side effects.
Nutrition facts of cacao:
Cacao contains some special nutrients highly demanded by our body. It is blessed with such compounds which are not present in the diet we take in on daily basis. Cacao is among those fruits ad nut family which are regarded as “best natural medicine” for all the problems. Cacao contains a large amount of dietary fibers which helps in the proper digestion of food. Also these dietary fibers are helpful for those who wish to lose their weight. They help them to burn fats and cholesterol level of body.
Other than that it contains a large amount of carbohydrates. These carbohydrates are helpful to provide energy. If you consume cacao in your breakfast you can skip the lunch as you gain enough energy through carbohydrates present in these beans. However, the content is not too much to gain your weight.
Cacao also contains some fats. But these fats are well absorbed by the body and they are not stored. That is why you can’t gain weight after eating cacao. But if you eat cacao in the form of chocolate then obviously it’s fattening. The sugar level of cacao is 2% (raw cacao). So you are less likely to gain weight.