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Cocoa powder

Cocoa powder

Cocoa powder – a product of processing of seeds of the chocolate tree. The beneficial properties of cocoa have long been appreciated by scientists and foodies. The name “Theobroma” – “food of the gods” . was given to the cacao tree famous naturalist Carl Linnaeus.

The Spanish word “cocoa” is borrowed from the dialect of the Aztecs, which meant the “seed” .

The caloric content of cocoa powder

The caloric content of cocoa powder is 374 calories per 100 grams of product.

Composition and useful properties of cocoa powder

Cocoa powder contains from 10 to 22% fat.

Cocoa powder, as well as all chocolate products, has a complex chemical composition, contains not only flavor, but also nutrients.

The composition includes cocoa tonic substances – caffeine and theobromine, and antidepressants – phenylethylamine. Continue reading

Bifidobacteria

 

Probably everyone has seen TV ad, aggressively advertised the unique properties of some yogurt. Typically, one of the main arguments that should lead the viewer to buy this delicious fermented milk product, is the presence in its composition of bifidobacteria – a very useful microorganisms for the stomach and good digestion.

Advertising in General is really right – bifidobacteria very useful for our

health. By nature, they are non-pathogenic bacteria living mostly in our gastrointestinal tract. If someone is all right with health – bifidobacteria in the gut a lot and food is digested without problems. But if there is more pathogenic and useful bacteria – expect trouble in the form of dysbiosis and other troubles. Therefore, you need to consume as many dairy products containing bifidobacteria.

The function of bifidobacteria in the human body

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