In 1828 Johann Conrad van Houten, a Dutch chemist, decided to press cocoa powder the excess oil, resulting in the cocoa powder has become more friable and easily soluble in milk or water. Thus there was powder to prepare the drink we know as cocoa. Taste and smell we remember so well from childhood.
100 gr. cocoa powder contains 400 Calories, so cocoa is considered a high-calorie product. To get energy for the whole day, you must drink it in the morning.
The composition of the cocoa bean contains about 300 substances that have
different effects on the human body. Cocoa improves a person’s mood due to the production of serotonin, the hormone of happiness, and thanks to the caffeine increases the power efficiency.
The harm due to the caffeine content. In cocoa contains about 0.2% Continue reading
Today, chocolate is still more eating than drinking. Although three hundred years ago the English aristocrats, people are young hot drink in “chocolate houses”, would consider the idea that “chocolatl”
ever will sell in packs of foil, ridiculous.
Only in 1819, Swiss Francois Louis Cailler produced the
first chocolate bar by pressing cocoa powder. After that, a favorite treat was actually “mobile”, and they began to enjoy where I want when I want without much effort. However, a Cup of hot chocolate as it was, still is and remains the epitome of comfort.
Its origin chocolate obliged most ancient civilizations of the Olmec, born three and a half thousand years ago in South America. Disappeared, the Olmecs left us very familiar with the word cacao ( kah kow ), which they called the trees, Continue reading
Many people love the cocoa for its extraordinary flavor and a delicate froth. Received by the body from cocoa the benefits and harms are determined by the amount of consumed product. If you abuse this drink, the active substances in its composition, can have harmful or even dangerous effects on the body. In addition, has a value of product type, as cocoa industrial production is grown with the use of various fertilizers, and live cocoa is collected and
processed manually, so it is more valuable for the body.
The beneficial properties of cocoa
1. Drinking a Cup of cocoa in the morning, you can immediately notice that the mood is increased. This is due to the presence in the beverage natural antidepressant — phenylethylamine. Caffeine in cocoa a bit, but it is capable of charging the body with energy for a long time. A high content of calories in this product provides excellent saturation.
2. Chocolate drink contains melanin, this pigment protects the skin from harmful UV rays. This Continue reading