But there’s a big difference between the milk chocolate candy bars you tend to reach for at the gas station cash register and organic, raw cacao. The key to getting the most benefit is making your own chocolate, or consuming raw chocolate, as studies have found that by adding dairy to cacao, it stops you from absorbing the … A little skepticism is understandable. A natural mood booster and antidepressant. (I mentioned that in my last article about cacao.) I thought the benefits often cited relate to cacoa and not cocoa, which … It’s a well studied phenomenon that chocolate makes us feel good, that’s one of the reasons it’s so popular as a Valentines Day treat.The happy cozy feelings associated with chocolate … Raw cacao truly is nature’s antidepressant. With all the excitement about raw chocolate and all the benefits… Cocoa vs. cacao vs. chocolate But 13 years ago, he stopped eating chocolate because he found out about the bugs that were in all chocolate. This article mentioned cocoa-which is the processed cacao which has a different nutritional value as raw cacoa. 1. You’ve probably heard chocolate isn’t the healthiest thing you can eat.