Why do we love chocolate?
 Everyone loves chocolate: children - for what it delicious, and you can have men - for the opportunity to make a spectacular gift to women, and women - not only from their inherent love for sweets, but also because of its amazing properties maintain and renew youth , beauty and health.

In one of the press conferences recognized beauty and actress Nicole Kidman When asked the secret of her beauty and youth, he said: "Ten hours of sleep every day and ... Chocolate! ".   Of course, there are several slukavila Nicole, as a chocolate and sleep it, as it turns out, is not limited to: here and a special diet and jogging, swimming, and contrast baths, and much more. But, nevertheless, that, she put the chocolate on one of the first places that speaks for itself.

After all, dark chocolate - an excellent antioxidant, which prevents the appearance of free radicals and anti-aging.   Chocolate - also a wonderful remedy for cough, and much more effective than those that are now sold in pharmacies. Scientists are constantly finding in chocolate new and useful properties. Cocoa beans from which chocolate and do are the richest source of biologically active substances such as vitamins B1, B2, PP, provitamin A, trace elements magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, calcium; theobromine, phenylethylamine, vegetable proteins, phytosterols. British scientists have proved, in principle, long-known fact that the chocolate is capable, albeit only for a short time, improve mental capacity. Use chocolate drink for 2-3 hours increased the blood flow in brain regions important and improved intelligence and responsiveness. So common method of pupils and students - have the exam in front of a chocolate -obrel scientific justification.

At the European Congress of Cardiology held in August 2000 in Amsterdam, were published sensational research results from which it follows that chocolate heart   healthier than green tea and red wine, which are extremely important components in the complex prevention cardiovascular disease.

And, of course, who does not know the property Chocolate improves mood and treated for depression.   Even just breathe aroma of chocolate and very helpful. For most people, it stimulates the production of secretory immunoglobulin A - an important component of the antimicrobial and antiviral protection of the human body, well, and in addition, eliminates the aroma of chocolate state of fatigue and irritability, restores emotional balance, gives a sense of calm, serenity, inner heat.

  But that's not all!

  In principle, it has long been known that chocolate can not only eat, but do use it, masks and bath . But right now, the world is real "Chocolate boom" in cosmetics   - In beauty salons are increasingly gaining popularity anti-cellulite chocolate wrappings. Available Cosmetics and shampoos based on cocoa.

After exposure to chocolate skin is cleaned and humidified, gets a nice bronze color, fade pigmentation spots.

Here's one recipe chocolate mask   for skin rejuvenation.
Melt 50 grams of dark chocolate in a water bath, add a teaspoon of olive oil mixture to cool to room temperature or slightly above, apply on face and keep for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Mask nourishes and tightens the skin, giving it a freshness and a golden color. Suitable for all skin types but especially recommended for dry.

Widely used chocolate (cocoa) for anti-cellulite body wraps and baths.   Cocoa for cosmetic purposes must not contain sugar and flavors. It is best to purchase an inexpensive but pure cocoa powder, without any additional ingredient.

The effectiveness of the following prescription in combination with the action of the cocoa aroma of ginger and firming properties of pink clay.

Thus 250 g of cocoa, a bag of dried ginger, 2 tablespoons pink clay, olive oil (add up to produce mass density of sour cream). Apply weight to the body, especially in problem areas, wait 15 minutes, rinse with warm water.

Thus, in addition to the effect of "silky" skin, we have anti-cellulite effect, pulling, lipolytic, toning effect, activation of collagen and elastin, anti-stress effects, nutrition and rejuvenation.

Bath of chocolate.   Pour 1 liter of hot (but not boiling) water 100-200 grams of powder and pour the liquid into the bath. 15-20 minute procedure, the chocolate will give the elasticity of your skin, help moisten her support in times of stress.

  This is truly amazing product - it can eat, drink, breathe, applied to the skin and to bathe in it! And you can do it all at the same time! No wonder the Mayans and Aztecs worshiped before the cocoa beans as a gift to the gods, and the famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus named the chocolate tree "Theobroma cacao" (Theos - God, broma - food), which in Greek means "Food of the Gods."

Eating 30 to 40 grams of dark chocolate a day, we protect ourselves from many problems: heart, blood vessels, depression, fatigue. And even for teeth chocolate (bitter), it turns out, is useful. Paradoxically, in spite of its caloric content, the chocolate is useful for slimming the figure. Researchers concluded that chocolate lovers, as a rule, slimmer, they have thinner waist, and they are less likely to suffer from diabetes than those who choose other sweets. In addition, they are more educated.

Sometimes we hear how chocolate is compared with "small" drugs and love for chocolate to announce, almost, not addiction, but recent studies in this area show that the fears are unfounded. In order to get at least in some dependence on caffeine and theobromine contained in chocolate, need to eat every day at least 4-5 tiles. However, they were found in chocolate Cannabinoids (substances resembling marijuana on the action) but, for such shokoladozavisimosti need to eat 55 plates per day.

So if you use this amazing product within reasonable limits, then but good, it will not bring you anything.

Well, if you use it more and cosmetic properties - beauty, youth and high spirits are guaranteed!

Author: Olga Travleeva