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
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
Have long been of the opinion that the intake of green tea provides a great help maintaining our health, that’s what this drink is the cure for almost all diseases. But not to be taken as a panacea for various diseases, despite the wide range of useful properties that are present in this product.
Sedative or tonic
There are two opinions regarding whether green tea soothing or invigorating drink. Actually, this unique product combines these two properties, the most important thing, to know about when it is brewed green tea is beginning to show its quality. Just want a refreshing drink, then brew green tea only two minutes. In order for tea to show their sedative qualities, it must be kept in the pot for five minutes. Well, if the tea infuse for a day, periodically pouring in the boiling water, then in this case you are preparing for yourself a real poison.
Very often we serve tea main meal, knowing that Continue reading