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 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
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