It all boils down to enzymes when it comes to raw vs cooked, as certain nutrients are released though the cooking process many, including enzymes, are lost. These enzymes are responsible for every single function in your body, aiding in digestion and absorption of all the other nutrients. Raw cacao benefits range from heart health and reduced menstrual cramps due to high magnesium levels, to cancer fighting antioxidants. Unlike regular chocolate that will be sure to result in weight gain due to high processed sugar, raw chocolate will contribute to detoxing and weight loss. But don’t worry it is completely delicious, comes in many flavors and cacao intensities, catering for all tastes.