Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fact About Chocolate

  • The word "chocolate" comes from xocoatl (Aztec language) which means a bitter drink. The Aztecs and the Maya in Mexico believe that the god of Agriculture has sent a chocolate that comes from heaven to them. Cortes then took chocolate to Spain between the years 1502-1528, and by the Spaniards bitter drink was mixed with sugar so it tastes better. Chocolate then spread to France, Holland and England. In 1765 chocolate factory was established in Massachusetts, USA. 
  • Olmec tribe in southern Mexico have made ​​chocolate as a staple food around 1000 BC. They eat chocolate every day.. unbelievable, isn't it? 
  • Chocolate was efficacious make age a person becomes longer. The cause is an antioxidant phenols in chocolate
  • Napoleon always carried chocolate in every military campaign, because he considers chocolates give good energy.
  • A third of the fat contained in chocolate is oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid. Oleic acid is also predominantly found in olive oil. Epidemiological studies in Mediterranean populations who consume lots of oleic acid of olive oil create a positive effect on heart health.
  • The content of phenylethylamine in chocolate is a substance similar to amphetanine which can increase the uptake of tryptophan into the brain and produce dopamine. Impact of dopamine is the emerging sense of excitement and improved mood. Phenylethylamine is also considered to have aphrodisiac efficacy that gives rise to a feeling like people are in love.
  • Mexicans were the first to make the cocoa beans into chocolate bars on tahun1700an, and they export to continental Europe's brown, creating a chocolate bar as we often see today. 
  • Catechins are powerful antioxidants contained in chocolate. One function of antioxidants is to prevent premature aging that can occur due to pollution or radiation. Catechins are also found in tea even though the amount is not as high on chocolate. Ancient times, people often wash their face with tea because it can make skin radiant and youthful face. 

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