Drink cocoa, or (as it is called in America) hot chocolate has a long history of origin. Several thousand years ago the indigenous people of South America knew how to cook cocoa, which they called “xocoatl”. Actually, to them we owe the word “chocolate”. It was a part of their daily diet, and the seeds of the cacao tree were used in the settlements as units of money. Later, in the 16th century, the colonists brought the seeds and drink recipe on the big continent. And since then, the first notable population (new in those days was appreciated very expensive), and then the rest tried bright, slightly tart taste of cocoa. Initially in its preparation did not use milk or cream, and then, from about the 19th century, began to add these familiar ingredients. Today there are many
ready-soluble species of cocoa. But is it possible to make a real drink, using the powder from the jar, where, in addition to the main component, there are definitely flavors and other not so useful substances! Much better early in the morning Continue reading
Tea is a universal beverage that quenches thirst, treat diseases and enjoy. We are accustomed to the fact that green tea is good for health, let us examine this issue in detail.
Green tea benefits and harms — benefit or harm.
The composition of green tea
Green tea differs from black the fact that during production he undergoes a
process of fermentation. For this reason, the leaves retain their color.
This product contains about 450 different substances and trace elements, among which are vitamins, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The minerals in tea accounted for about 7% of the weight. Knowing how they are necessary for normal functioning of the body, you can appreciate the benefits Continue reading
Cranberries refers to such wonderful plants, which are useful not only berries, but the leaves. The latter are used in the treatment and medicine even more due to the fact that their is not difficult to find, collect, easy to prepare and easy to store for a long time. From sweet and sour berries can be cooked jam or compote, and you can just be eaten raw. Of the dried leaves obtained medicinal tea, quite a drug which helps people with various diseases of the kidneys, urinary tract and even diabetes.
In medicine, the leaves of bilberry primarily used for the manufacture of
diuretics, laxative and cholagogue. Brewed at home cranberry tea and its beneficial properties are not much behind pharmacy preparatov, the effect is about the same – you can perfectly clean your body. The leaves contain Continue reading