Cocoa

Cocoa benefits and harms, caloric

Useful properties

Extremely useful cocoa presence of a powerful antidepressant – phenylethylamine, improves mood and which brings a person out of depression.

The ancient drink of the Aztecs inherent regenerative effect, it effectively restores the power of the people in the recent past suffered from any colds or infectious diseases. The presence of potassium in cocoa is useful for

relief of symptoms of heart failure. In cocoa contains unsaturated fatty acids, regulates the level of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Regular consumption of the beverage improves the functioning of the brain, stimulates cerebral circulation, normalizes blood pressure. For this reason, doctors there is a great use of cocoa in the fight against impaired blood flow in the cerebral vessels. Drinking it is acknowledged to be useful in the prevention of stroke.

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Hot chocolate at home a few recipes

Hot chocolate is a beverage that is familiar to almost everyone. It is loved by both children and adults. With the help of this delicacy can be warm in cold weather and even lift your mood. Today, hot chocolate is served in almost every cafe. Someone prefer to do it at home from ready-mix, store-bought. But few know that you can make real hot

chocolate at home .

Today, there are many recipes how to make hot chocolate at home. But in essence they boil down to one basic ingredient – chocolate. Consider some of the rules and features of hot chocolate at home.

Ingredients for making hot chocolate at home

The main components of hot chocolate are:

1. Chocolate or cocoa powder. Chocolate must be bitter. The amount Continue reading

Calorific value, medicinal properties.

The history of cocoa

Long before Columbus first set foot on the shores of the New world, the cacao tree was worshipped by the Aztecs and

Mayans. They considered him a source of divine ambrosia had been granted by the God Quetzalcoatl. The consumption of beverages from cocoa was the privilege of the nobility and priests. Cocoa Indians had little in common with modern drink. The Aztecs loved the drink is salty, not sweet and knew different ways of preparing it for fun, for medicinal or ceremonial purposes.

The Aztecs believed a simple beverage made from cocoa is a powerful aphrodisiac and tonic

The Spanish conquerors did not initially tasted of cocoa, but when they learned to cook it it is not salty, and sweet, fully appreciated the amazing “Golden beans”. When Cortez returned to Spain, the bag filled with cocoa beans, and recipe of cooking Continue reading

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