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
Cocoa many familiar from the childhood, because his love to serve in kindergartens and schools. Remember faceted glass, beautiful color liquid, and the top… nasty film, which had to blow off to drink a sweet drink.
But it turns out that it is this feature of cocoa and appreciated in this extremely tasty beverage – air delicious foam. It is clear that the school cooks had neither the desire nor the skills to make a drink by all the rules of culinary art. But we can learn.
For a really delicious cocoa ahead, cocoa powder, sugar, water, milk and whisk (or mixer). First boil water and add in it sugar (to taste and optional) and cocoa, a good razbaltyvayas its rim. And at the end of the process add hot (!) milk, fat content preferably of 3.5%. If to do without halo, Continue reading
Green tea was known in ancient China. Green tea as a cure 100 diseases and health elixir. Its good properties are legendary. It is, and has scientifically been proven.
The benefits of green tea
The benefits of green tea is due to the incredible amount of the contained nutrients.
This amazing tea contains almost all groups of different vitamins. about 500 of macro – and micronutrients (magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, etc., around 450 kinds of organic compounds.
Green tea contains caffeine, which causes alertness and increased energy. But caffeine is in pure form and in the associated. Called theine, which operates more smoothly and a long and excreted from the body faster than the pure alkaloid is caffeine.
The composition of green tea consists of catechins – a group of related Continue reading