Chocolate is a food that tastes very delicious and one of its most important ingredients is cocoa, also known as the cacao tree or the (cocoa), a small evergreen tree, native to the deep tropics of Central America. Its seeds, cocoa beans, are used to make chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa butter. The history of its use dates back to the Olmec civilization in Central America. After the European discovery of the Americas, chocolate became a popular product, and the demand for it increased, especially in the confectionery and bakery industry, as it adds a delicious and sweet flavor. It gives a sense of happiness when eaten, and it is common that chocolate works to strengthen the cardiovascular system as well, because cocoa beans contain flavonoids, a group of bioactive compounds that are naturally present in many foods and beverages of plant origin, and flavonoids form a soluble vegetable pigment. In water, so it is one of the natural compounds that give some plants and fruits their distinctive colors. Flavonoids are a type of antioxidants, and they are important substances that may help to resist various types of chronic diseases and reduce the chances of infection.
Chocolate has many types that have a wonderful taste, including white chocolate,
dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, bitter chocolate, and others such as chocolate butter, etc… The various types depend on the percentage of cocoa used, and chocolate can be made in different ways, for example, it can be sold as a large piece or pieces Small in which some ingredients are added such as nuts, biscuit chips, sauces and drinks. It is worth noting that the chocolate in the form of a mass is used for cooking purposes as it is made up of pure cocoa or cacao flavor.
Chocolate also has many important benefits, including:
Keeping the brain healthy
Improve athletic performance
Reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke
Improving insulin levels
It helps in the growth of the fetus and reduces cholesterol levels
It also contains vitellinamine and helps to secrete endorphins in the brain, which is the hormone of happiness, joy and love. In addition to its nutritional value, it contains a group of important elements for the growth of the body and the health of the mind, such as fiber, iron, zinc, phosphorous, copper, potassium and mostly unsaturated fatty acids.
Finally, there are facts about chocolate that are interesting to know:
1- In 1971, a real river of chocolate was made in a famous movie. They used 15 gallons of water mixed with chocolate and cream, but it spoiled and rotted in a short time.
2- The cocoa trees from which chocolate is made contain flavondamide, which has antioxidants
3- The World Health Organization declared that Europe consumes half of the world’s chocolate
4- White chocolate is not chocolate, it does not contain cocoa
5- Chocolate is an effective way to rejuvenate
6- The best time to eat chocolate for women is during the menstrual cycle, often because it gives a sense of comfort and stability
7- To get the highest benefit from chocolate, you should eat the original dark chocolate
8- Chocolate was initially a bitter drink
9- Chocolate is not as harmful as some think, it contains therbromine found in cocoa, which helps strengthen tooth enamel.
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