Useful and harmful properties of cocoa

Cocoa is rich in vitamin-mineral composition: it contains vitamin A and E, b vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, etc. About 10-15% cocoa powder is fat, but they are polyunsaturated, so this drink does not increase the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. But only on the condition that for the preparation of cocoa has been used water or skim milk.

In cocoa little caffeine, so it can be drunk by people who are contraindicated for coffee. While cocoa has toning properties due to the part of its membership theophylline, which stimulates the nervous system and dilates blood vessels, and theobromine, which helps to concentrate. The

chemicals act on the body much milder than caffeine.

Very valuable components included in cocoa, are phenylethylamine and tryptophan. These substances improve mood and provide a mild antidepressant effect. In addition to this, cocoa contains the melanin that protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation, and powerful antioxidants – flavonoids, improves Continue reading

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The structure of the aloe

Aloe tree is a perennial. It is widespread in our country as a houseplant with the name “century plant”. Cultivated in Central Asia, also in the coastal parts of Adjara. In Africa it grows in the wild. Is a plant with large, fleshy leaves up to 60 cm, usually they kuchenny in a rosette at the apex of the stem, the plant also has a fairly long barrel. The leaves are elongated, sword-shaped form, have spines on the edges. High flower arrows, ending in a brush of red-yellow flowers with a simple six-toothed perianth.

In semiarid regions of aloe also adapted to the growth. Succulent leaves of the plant are slimy core that retain moisture reserves that are needed by the plant.

The chemical composition of aloe

Little studied. Antraglikozidy in the leaves, irritate the mucous membrane and thus Continue reading

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