The only thing I can think of with the raw cacao is the caffeine content. I'm fairly sensitive to caffeine, and if I have to much, I get really jittery and feel like I want to cry. The theobromine does that to me too. Other than that, cacao is a superantioxidant and has a lot of health benefits. I'll have to look into it some more.
Okay, I found this article that seemed well balanced.
I'm not concerned about any of the other things mentioned such as mycotoxins (aflatoxin) and oxalic acid. Aflatoxin does not cause cancer when no animal protein is present in the diet. For that reason, I've even added small amounts of peanut butter back into my diet when I want it. Oxalic acid is in plenty of food and isn't the menace that some people make it out to be.
I think the major point to be taken from this is to have everything in moderation. Anything you eat can be toxic if you get too much, even the leafy greens that are supposed to be the majority of our diet.
Last edited by seedgirl; 09-16-2014 at 08:17 AM.