Benefits from “Cocoa”

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It is said that cocoa was first known in the 16th century and was first used by the Mayan civilization. In Central America Then it was brought to Europe by Spanish sailors. Until becoming very popular nowadays

Answering Questions Cocoa and Chocolate Same or different?

 For anyone wondering about cocoa and chocolate. Both of these are in fact from the cacao plant. or cacao as well. But they differ only in the fermentation, drying and processing processes.

The way to make cocoa is To strain the cocoa fat from the meat. Then remove the meat to grind thoroughly. To become natural cocoa powder with only 10 – 24 percent fat. So cocoa is considered to be good for health. because there are quite a few fat ingredients

different from the chocolate Bringing liquid cocoa to form without going through the process of separating fat. There will be added milk and sugar. So that it has a sweet, fragrant taste and can be eaten more easily

cocoa benefits

lowers blood pressure

The study found that islanders in Central America. People who regularly drink cocoa have low blood pressure. people who don’t drink cocoa or drink in small amounts. Because in cocoa contains flavanol substances that has the effect of increasing the level of nitric oxide in the blood It can increase the work of blood vessels and reduce blood pressure well.

Reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

an increase in the level of nitric oxide in the blood can help dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow as well Considered to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

In addition, cocoa lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and prevents the formation of blood clots similar to aspirin. lowering blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation These properties have been linked to a reduced risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke.

Reduce the risk of depression

Flavonols in cocoa Help change tryptophan (Tryptophan), which is an essential amino acid that the body creates itself. into serotonin (Serotonin), also known as message of happiness This substance is very important to the nervous system. It also helps with mood.

If the body has a balanced level of serotonin will make us happier It also helps reduce stress. reduce migraine pain and reduce symptoms of depression

reduce symptoms of asthma

In cocoa, there are substances called Theobromine (Theobromine) and Theophylline. (Theophylline) has properties that help the lungs expand. Makes breathing more full of lungs It also helps reduce inflammation.