Bitter chocolate: the benefits and harms health and beauty
November 22, 2014
Almost all diets for weight loss or simply to provide health limit sugary foods. However, this does not mean the need to abandon a lifetime of tempting desserts. There are also useful sweets
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For example, dark chocolate benefits and harms is closely studied by nutritionists for decades. While clearly useful this product is not mentioned, it has a number of advantages.
For many years it was thought that chocolate - one of the most harmful sweets. This product was accused of negative effects on the liver, teeth and the nervous system, chocolate was considered a cause of skin rashes and weight loss. But over time, scientists have found that the sweet milk chocolate and bitter varieties of this delicacy with a high cocoa content are very different from each other. If milk chocolate due to the high sugar content actually detrimental for teeth and pancreas
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Then with bitter chocolate it is not so simple.
- Firstly, this product has the unique ability to improve mood. This is known to almost all sweet tooth, preferring life problems snack slice or two of chocolate. The cocoa product contains a substance theobromine, which promotes the development of pleasure hormones - endorphins. And the level of the stress hormone cortisol
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by consumption of chocolate, on the contrary, reduced. Because a piece of chocolate - a recognized means of vivacity, good mood and inspiration.
- Secondly, cocoa is rich in magnesium, iron, fluorine, phosphorus, calcium and vitamins. With this chocolate increases efficiency, helps to concentrate, strengthens bone tissue. However, vitamins and minerals are much more effective at this point, but chocolate, without any doubt, tasty.
- Thirdly, theobromine supports cardiac muscle tone and flavonoids contained in the cocoa product, improves blood circulation and inhibit the formation of thrombi. Antioxidants, which are also found in abundance in chocolate, strengthen the immune system.
- Fourth, dark chocolate has a low glycemic index and positively influences not the pancreas, reducing the risk of diabetes.
- Fifth, for the teeth dark chocolate is not only not harmful, but even useful due to its antiseptic properties. Eating dark chocolate prevents plaque on the teeth.
- Sixth, dark chocolate - an excellent tool for energy recovery, including after sporting loads. It helps to cope with fatigue.
It is important to remember that it is useful for dark chocolate, which contains no less than 55 and better - 70% cocoa products. Milk chocolate contains too many additives that improve the taste, but does not make the product more useful.
Save on buying dark chocolate is not necessary. It is better to give preference to products of reputable manufacturers.
Despite the fact that the birthplace of cocoa beans is America, today make the best chocolate in Switzerland. When buying a chocolate composition must look at the tile: the greater the product into cocoa butter and cocoa mass, chocolate the better. But vegetable fats, palm oil and starch should not be at all.
Dark chocolate is considered an aphrodisiac
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- For many centuries chocolates are presented as a gift loved ones and are promising a passionate night. It is proved that cocoa products contain a small amount of intoxicants. Of course, the concentration of intoxication is not enough for them, but chocolate can cause mild euphoria.
It may seem that chocolate - such a useful product that you can only eat them. Of course, it is not. Some chocolate in general is contraindicated: cocoa - a strong allergen, and in many it causes intolerance. In addition, you can not eat chocolate at some diseases of the digestive tract, liver and gall bladder.
Chocolate is addictive. This dependence is psychological - the bright taste of chocolate is so good that many lovers of this delicacy seem tasteless other products that do not contain chocolate.
As a result, the chocolate want more and more, which of course is not good for health.
In large quantities, chocolate contributes to fullness. This product - one of the most high-calorie. In one whole tile 550 calories and 50 grams of fat. Although the fat - a useful cocoa butter, abuse them to anything good will not: eaten tile postponed on hips, abdomen, thighs and other "problem" areas.
Those who want to lose weight, it is better not to abuse chocolate. Couples slices of bitter sweets a day will be sufficient. Favorite chocolate flavor, you can indulge yourself, make a drink skimmed cocoa powder with low-fat milk. You can use unsweetened cocoa powder for the preparation of other dishes. Taste them will not be as bright as with natural chocolate, and calories will be much less.
Paradoxically, but one of the most high-calorie foods - chocolate - can be the basis for a diet which aims to get rid of excess weight. However, the long stick to a diet doctors categorically do not recommend, but arrange a chocolate unloading times in a week or two is quite possible. Unlike other fasting days, chocolate diet is transferred easily, but one day you can lose up to one and a half kilos.
On the day you can eat a hundred grams of dark chocolate and drink a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee is also possible to replace the green tea and another should drink more water as possible. It would seem that diet is very poor, but the chocolate perfectly nourishes and gives a feeling of hunger. It is best to divide the tiles into five pieces, put in the freezer, and then at regular intervals to get the chocolate and dissolve in the mouth of its segments.
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Dietary products: lose weight and heal
June 22, 2011
Interest in diet products show not only people suffering from any serious illnesses in the chronic form, but also those who are concerned about the problem of excess weight, and even, strangely enough, those who simply decided to live a healthy lifestyle - it somehow It seems to be that these foods will ensure good health. Perhaps these beliefs are not unfounded. But some nutritionists argue that in dietary surprises is enough.
In medicine, it accepted conditionally divide all dietary products in two groups
. The first consists of those that are used for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract or in the postoperative period, the second - those that help restore proper metabolism in the body
. Dietary foods first group typically contain a minimum of salt and fat, and well macerated
. These include buckwheat, oat and rice flour fine grinding, special nutrient concentrate is dissolved in water and homogenized canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables
. The products of the second group - a bakery low-carbohydrate, protein-free pasta, dairy products and butter, fruit purees, fruit
. Number fats with saturated fatty acids are very limited, sugars, salts and carbohydrates is also comparatively small, and vitamins and minerals are present in sufficient quantities
In plain water no calories
If we talk about weight loss diets, that everyone who wants to lose weight should definitely include in your daily diet is a simple, clean water, protein products and compulsory fruits, dried fruits, nuts and seeds.
Still water is good because it does not contain calories, but it dilutes the gastric juice, and thus the sensation of hunger. Drunk for fifteen to twenty minutes before a meal a glass of water is not allowed to eat extra piece, but it will make a positive contribution to the process of metabolism
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. Certainly, many have heard of the need to drink up to two liters of water every day: it is one of the best ways to bring myself up and get back to a normal body weight.
The best protein products with dietary items considered chicken breasts, cooked boiled eggs, whole milk and some types of saltwater fish - such as halibut, mackerel and salmon Atlantic. Fat and calories they contain quite a bit, and carbohydrates in all of these products, other than milk, not at all.
Fruits, contrary to popular belief, in some cases, do not help to reduce weight, but on the contrary, increase it. The secret is that it contributes to a large number of fructose, which is found in fruits. And even if you sit at some apples may be markedly better. Therefore, nutritionists consider fruits mainly as a means of recharging energy between meals, but no more.
Cooking of dietary products usually implies special methods of cooking. They cook on a pair that allows you to save a maximum of food nutrients. Quenching and baking are acceptable, to the same food cooked in such ways, it turns out very tasty. And if the products for a long time to boil simmer, then they decrease the amount of protein.
The most digestible dietary products are dairy - yogurt, cottage cheese, yogurt, sour. Use low-fat varieties of cheese helps to remove excess fluid
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from the body and improves metabolism
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If we talk about the meat, then to his diet varieties, as a rule, include chicken, meat, turkey, rabbit, lean beef and veal. But even the fish is easier to digest, especially cooked with white sauces. Garnish it may well act and boiled rice, and potatoes, and cooked in water or steamed. But the meat is desirable to complement the vegetables.