Cocoa has a tonic effect on the body
A beverage made from cocoa powder with milk and sugar, palatable and very nutritious. Cocoa powder contains 20 percent fat, and about 23 percent of protein, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, glucose, fructose. Contains theobromine and caffeine, which have a tonic effect on the body.
The nutritional properties of cocoa allow to recommend it for children older than three years, as well as recovering. From time to time an adult
can replace tea or coffee served for Breakfast, cocoa. However often you use it, especially in large quantities, is bad for everyone. Absolutely contraindicated drink for young children (under three years).
Cacao stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, so with increased secretory activity of the stomach should be avoided. And at the lowered secretion of this drink is useful.
Tannins contained in cocoa, may increase constipation. But when there is a tendency to diarrhea, drink, cooked with water, will be the way.
Due to the large number of purine bases and organic acids, as well as the high fat content of cocoa is contraindicated in obesity, diabetes, gout, atherosclerosis, diseases of the liver and kidneys. Given the stimulating effect, caution should be included in the diet of those who suffer from diseases of the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
To make a drink: boil the milk, add cocoa powder, mixed with sugar and diluted with a small amount of cold milk or water, again bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
When the drink is used for food fortification, it is enriched with egg yolks. Pre-mash the yolks with sugar, dilute with a small amount of warm cocoa, then combine with remaining cocoa, heat, without boiling, and lightly whisk. Before serving to the table in a Cup of drink, you can add a tea spoon of whipped cream with sugar or proteins.