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
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
For the manufacture adored by all, especially the weak half of humanity, chocolate using cocoa beans. Their homeland is Mexico, where the Aztecs enjoyed a wonderful drink that is very refreshing, gives energy and strength. But when you hear about the beneficial properties of cocoa, in mind there are NO cocoa beans, and cocoa powder derived from soy beans. It is rich in fiber. organic fatty acids, proteins, saturated fatty acids, as well as sugar, starch, b vitamins, vitamins a, PP (nicotinic acid), E. The trace elements included in the composition powder: zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, fluorine, chlorine, sulfur (sulphur), molybdenum.
In 100 grams of cocoa powder contains 280 — 290 calories, so it is better to refuse those who struggle with being overweight. But those engaged in vigorous activity, it is better not to forget. Only a small portion of cocoa can provide you a feeling of satiety. Also cocoa is useful for teenagers and children. That’s why in products for children it is often Continue reading