The smell and taste of hot cocoa have magical effect on our organism, and many of us do not actually know the kind of favor it does for our body.
Every research based on this brown delight has confirmed that it is a powerful antioxidant that prevents premature aging, boosts energy and strengthens immunity.
It is usually consumed when the temperatures go down, and we give you 7 good reasons why you should make yourself a cup of warm delight.
1. Good source of energy
Cocoa is rich in vitamin B, which is necessary for every metabolic process in the body, including the production of energy.
2. Strengthens bones and joints
Great source of minerals, calcium, zinc and potassium, which makes it amazing for bone health.
3. Great for muscle inflammation
Cocoa is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, which reduces muscle pain and inflammation.
4. Strengthens immunity
Cocoa has everything your body needs -- zinc, vitamin C and E.
5. Relieves stress
Thanks to the minerals, especially magnesium, cocoa helps your body fight stress more easily.
6. Great remedy for anemia
Cocoa is rich in iron, manganese, zinc, and vitamin C. Moreover, 28 grams of cocoa contain 314% of the recommended daily intake of iron.
7. The drink of happiness
Cocoa contains serotonin and dopamine, hormones of happiness, so you should not be surprised by its ability to improve your mood instantly.
If we have already convinced you to make yourself a cup of cocoa, this is the perfect recipe you should most certainly try:
- 2 tbsp high quality cocoa
- 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
- hot water
- 1 cup milk
- vanilla or cinnamon, optional
Add some hot water to the cocoa powder, then add the sugar. Once you get a thick texture, add some cinnamon or vanilla and cook for a little more.
After 2-3 minutes add the milk and do not stop stirring.
Let the cocoa heat enough, put it into your favorite cup and enjoy.