Chocolate emerged in the Aztec era, in the territory of modern Mexico. Locals processed plant into powder and prepared delicious drink afterwards. In 16th century, Spanish conquistadores were attracted with foreign drink and decided to share it with whole Europe. Over the time, French and Swiss chocolate become one of the best in the world.
Cocoa is very useful plant. It contains much less caffeine than coffee and still boasts tonic properties. It should be noted, that 100 gr. of cocoa powder contains about 290 calories. Cocoa is rich in vegetable protein and fat. Also carbohydrates, dietary fiber, organic acids, sugars, starch, A, E, PP and B vitamins, beta-carotene, minerals - calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, chlorine, sulfur, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and fluorine.
Cocoa is useful to improve the tone. It contributes to the performance of the brain, regulates blood circulation. Also, is helpful for people who suffer from heart failure.