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Cocoa composition

Useful and medicinal properties of cocoa

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, Continue reading

Cocoa drink for weight loss

About the benefits of cocoa known by the American Indians long before Columbus. From the fruit of the cocoa made the drink chocolatl, which means “bitter water”. The Indians cocoa was considered a sacred plant, given to them by the gods. Europeans discovered cocoa in the first half of the XVI century.

First cocoa was in Spain, then it known in France. At first, the American beverage drank only members of Royal families, and only in the XVIII century it became widespread. Cacao was first cultivated in Africa. In Russia, the chocolate began to produce in the nineteenth century.

It should be noted the high value of cocoa as a product. Cocoa is a source of folic acid, iron, potassium and zinc. In addition, cocoa powder contains caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, which are excellent tonics. Cocoa also is included in the meal Kremlin diet. This diet is based on restricting Continue reading

The healing properties of tea

As a cure for many diseases tea since ancient years honor in India and Greece, Turkey and Italy, in China and Russia. Tea in every corner of the globe treats ailments, quenches thirst and relieves fatigue, warms from cold and saves you from the scorching heat.

In ancient times, young tea leaves may have been used as food, and old fleshy leaves as a medicinal product.

Therefore, in many ancient books written specifically medicinal value of tea. About tea says that it has a therapeutic nature, adds to a man’s mind, gives you the ability to sleep less, which makes it easy the body and clears the eyes.

Modern science has fully confirmed the statements of ancient healers that tea eliminates the harm of wine. Strengthens the stomach and sexual ability in people with cold nature, tea thins and crushes matter, opens up, brings the matter before ripening, while acting gently, without poignancy and sharpness, causes Continue reading

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Cocoa composition
Useful and medicinal properties of cocoa The history of cocoa Long before Columbus first set foot on the shores of the New world, the cacao tree was worshipped by the…

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