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
This time let’s talk about this wonderful plant of the ginger with a number of useful properties. Medicinal properties of ginger has long proven effective in the treatment of such undesirable phenomena as inflammation, low immunity, nausea, low potency and much more. But the special attention I want to draw on the excellent ginger cures for colds and its various manifestations – runny nose, cough, weakness, etc. So during epidemics and in the
cold season ginger tea for colds – this is the very first cure.
Ginger as a remedy for colds was known 2000 years ago in India. This miracle root is used to lower fever, relieve headaches and discomfort in the stomach. Contains vitamins a, B1, B3, B6, C, has antioxidant properties. Rich in such minerals as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, sodium, zinc, potassium, essential fats, proteins and carbohydrates and fiber (to 6%).
Ginger is very useful in the sense that it helps treat colds, and also has a preventive effect on the body and increases the body’s resistance Continue reading
The beneficial properties of tea
Since ancient times people know the healing properties of tea. Modern science has identified in the tea beverage over 300 biologically active compounds, can have a beneficial impact on the human body. The most important of them are:
1. Vitamins. The tea leaf contains almost all the vitamins, and the highest amount of vitamin C, B1,B2 and PP. The concentration of vitamin C in the tea leaf is 4 times higher than in lemon juice, and in combination with
vitamin e, ascorbic acid is well absorbed and retained in the human body.
2. Tannins. More than thirty of polyphenolic compounds, particularly tannins.
3. Proteins and free amino acids. For protein tea is not inferior to bean crops.
4. Alkaloids. The higher Continue reading