The free radical—starved of a single electron—goes roaming around your interior like a staggering ghoul until it finds an unsuspecting, ordinary molecule walking innocently by. What does this free radical molecular jerk do next? It steals an electron from that poor guy. A systemwide replay of this thievery becomes cellular oxidative stress, triggering a cascading host of serious illnesses. How do we stop this madness? How??! Not to sound too panicky.
The taxonomic name of the cacao tree, Theobroma Cacao, has its provenance in the Mayans having referred to cacao as a Food of the Gods—“broma” meaning food, “theo” meaning God. We can infer from this food + gods business that the Mayans were pleased with their new discovery and its madly uplifting physical benefits.