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The benefits and healing properties of cocoa.

That chocolate appeared in the ancient culture of the Aztecs, who lived on the territory of modern Mexico, today known to all. The Aztecs cultivated the cacao trees, and

from their fruits, cooked amazing powder: drink made from this powder, gave them strength, vigor and energy. Especially enjoyed drinking this drink men, and from its name “chocolatl” is derived the modern word “chocolate”.

In the XVI century in Central America the Spanish conquerors came, and chocolate too much. They brought the fruits of cocoa in Europe, and has taught other Europeans prepare them not only tasty and fragrant drink, but also chocolate, reminiscent of the modern: from cocoa Continue reading

Cocoa benefits and harms

 

The birthplace of cacao consider the territory of modern Mexico, where the Aztecs cultivated the cacao. They cooked beans from the drink that gave strength and made vigorous. This was the use of cocoa to the Aztecs. After a certain time, cocoa beans were brought to Europe, and this product immediately became very popular.

The caloric content of cocoa

You should not forget that cocoa has a high caloric content. One hundred grams cocoa contains nearly three hundred calories. For this reason, the drink quenches hunger, but it won’t suit for those who lose weight, unless they can replace the afternoon snack.

Cocoa contains a large amount of different nutrients, namely, vegetable protein and fats, saturated fatty acids, carbohydrates, sucrose, organic acids, starch. As cocoa is rich in vitamins A, b, E, PP, beta-carotene and minerals: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, Continue reading

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