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Cocoa powder the benefits and harms, chlorinate

The birthplace of the fruits of which produce cocoa powder, is South America. They now grow across all tropical countries. Thanks to its unique composition cocoa powder is not only used in the confectionery industry, but also in medicine and cosmetology.

Use

Cocoa powder can be used in diet diet. The drink should be consumed daily in the morning separately from other food. This Breakfast will provide the body with energy, which is enough for a whole day, a long time will quench the hunger that will saturate a valuable chemical elements. It is important to use only the insoluble powder. Eating cocoa for weight loss, you cannot mix it with milk and sugar.

Cocoa powder is very useful for human body.

Beverage made based on it

activates circulation and brain function;

contains a substance the epicatechin, which helps to reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart attack;

instantly refreshes and relieves muscle fatigue after physical work, helps to better endure the pain;

normalizes blood pressure;

heals the body after a serious illness;

the number of antioxidants, which renews the youth of the body, green tea is superior;

stimulates the production of endorphins (hormones of happiness), so it helps fight stress and depression;

contains theobromine, a substance similar to caffeine, through which invigorates the body, struggling with drowsiness;

enhances memory, improves concentration;

rejuvenates skin, promotes wound healing.

Cocoa powder used in cosmetics. Mask based on it are active on all skin types, nourishing, hydrating, exfoliating, improving tone, removing pimples, heals small wounds. A lot of cocoa can be used for hair care, to make them more sturdy, shiny, elastic. For the preparation of cosmetics, use only natural powder.

Harm

Excessive consumption of cocoa harms the health of the body.

Thanks to the theobromine product may cause overstimulation of the nervous system, constant anxiety, addictive. Recommended standard — no more than 2 cups of cocoa daily.

Cocoa powder contains purines — substances that form uric acid. For this reason the product is harmful by disorders in the kidneys.

Damage can cause soluble powder is a natural product. It contains emulsifiers, flavors and other artificial additives.

According to scientists, the production of cocoa powder along with the beans can be processed tropical insects with high allergenicity. To buy the product from trusted manufacturers who pay great attention to processing and cleaning of cocoa beans.

The cocoa powder has not been exceeded in carbohydrates and saturated fats. It does not contain carcinogens and GMOs.

Calorie

The caloric value of 100 g cocoa powder equals 289 calories, which is 13,85% of the recommended norm in the day. To measure the weight of dry cocoa in the domestic environment more convenient to use a spoon. The table contains data on the caloric content of the product in these units: