When we hear the word “chocolate”, we think of fragrant sweet tiles and anticipate the pleasure. Besides fun, it also brings benefits. Chocolate is rich in magnesium, iron and phenylanine, which causes the influx of feelings and activates the brain. And chocolate masks make the skin elastic and taut.
Victorious procession of sweet conqueror
Historians do not undertake to give an exact time of appearance of chocolate. Some say it was created 3000 years ago, others have called even earlier date. But about the most likely place of occurrence of the chocolate no differences. Most likely, the chocolate drink was first prepared on the Gulf of Mexico, where the Olmecs lived.
Linguists argue that for a thousand years before our era, in the language of the Olmec existed the word “kakava”, which was the predecessor of our modern “cocoa”. However, the Olmecs were not the only ones who cooked chocolate drink: at some point it began to do and Maya. From them, 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
The usual coffee and black tea quietly relinquishing its dominant position. Gradually gaining more popularity is the green tea. Black tea with various additives – more flavorful, however, can not boast an abundance of useful properties. The benefits and harms of green tea – the question that is often raised by the lovers of tea drinks.
Useful properties of green tea
Japanese experts in the study of cancer ten long years have conducted various studies. The experiment involved 9 thousand people. As a result of such a big event it was found that the lifespan of those who drank green
tea daily and in about 8 cups, were on average 5-7 years longer than those who drank the drink very infrequently and slowly.
These data once again confirmed the truth in the words of those scientists who claim that green tea can slow the growth of cancerous tumors. In addition, this drink helps to preserve the elasticity of blood vessels, as well as weight loss and high blood pressure. Found Continue reading