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
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