As part of the cocoa represented B vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamins A, E, PP. It also comprises a vegetable protein, carbohydrates and fats, organic acids, saturated fatty acids and minerals: potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, zinc, chlorine, copper, manganese, fluorine.
Products containing cocoa increase vitality and improve mood, thanks to the ability to produce endorphins in the body, the so-called happy hormones.
Consume cocoa drink is recommended for people who recover from colds, as a large amount of nutrients in its composition will help restore vitality. Due to the high potassium content of cocoa is also recommended to use for people with heart failure.
Flavanol cocoa contains an antioxidant that improves the productivity of the brain. Flavanol normalizes blood pressure and improves cerebral blood circulation. Included in the cocoa polyphenols prevent accumulation of free radicals in the body. Cocoa is also used in emphysema. But do not drink this drink before going to bed, because it is contained in a portion of caffeine can cause insomnia.
Cocoa is often used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It consists of procyanidins, which increases energy and improves the elasticity of the skin, relieves stress. It also helps to prevent premature skin aging. That is why the recently very popular procedure is a chocolate wrap.
Despite the very great benefit from the use of cocoa, it has a number of contraindications. It should not be use in patients with gout or kidney problems. Precautions should drink cocoa with atherosclerosis and diabetes. It is undesirable to use it for constipation because it contains tannins.