What you need to know about chocolate!

Joy, love, health, beauty - all this chocolate! However, it is important to be able to distinguish real chocolate from poor quality imitations. Otherwise, no benefit from eating it, you do not eject!

What you need to know about chocolate!

The fact that Russia and many other countries are allowed to make chocolate not only with EU standards, but according to TU (technical specifications).

The difference is that the chocolate must GOSTproduced only 100% cocoa butter, and the TU's rules allow the addition of a significant percentage of chocolate vegetable fats - cocoa butter equivalents, which allows reducing the cost of production.

100% Chocolate Cocoa butter has a solid brittlestructure at room temperature but melts away quickly in the mouth. If the chocolate leaves behind a so-called "salistoe aftertaste" that is not real chocolate in its composition does not contain 100% cocoa butter.

However, in Belarus, for example, manufacturersChocolate is in principle not permitted chocolate on any other standards, in addition to GOST. Now you can buy the chocolate factories of Belarus in Russia, as "Spartacus", "Kommunarka", "Slodych", "Red pischevik", "Red Mozyryanin".

In Russia, the products of these factories is realized"Belkonditer" now. Find it may be in some retail chains, as well as in the company's shop "Belkonditer" called "Marat", next to the metro station "Medvedkovo" on the street. Grekov, 8.

So, what to expect from the real chocolate?


For instance, it is known that cocoa butter,contained in this chocolate, getting into the human body releases the hormone endorphin, which gives a feeling of pleasure, and amphetamine substance belonging to psychoactive drugs. This person is able to feel a sense of happiness.

A recent study by American scientists almost shocking: the pleasure of chocolate is not inferior to the physiological pleasure that lovers experience while kissing.


Chocolate is also credited with the properties of natural aphrodisiac. Scientists attribute this to the influence of two chemical substances contained in chocolate.

First - tryptophan involved in the process of human sexual arousal. Second - phenylethylamine, a substance that is produced by the body during love.


Contained in cacao beans magnesium improvesmemory, increases resistance to stress - strengthens the nervous system and the immune system. 40 grams of dark chocolate a day strengthens the heart and blood vessels and normalize blood pressure.

Flavonoids cocoa beans lower cholesterol - a real prevention of atherosclerosis!

Chocolate contains vitamins - B2, B1, PP, trace elements - iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium. Recently, British scientists have discovered another useful property of chocolate: it helps when you cough!


For five days the chocolate diet can get rid from 3 to 6 kilograms. However, despite its attractiveness, it will require you to serious willpower.

During the day, it is recommended to eat 80-100 gramsdark chocolate, drinking a cup of black coffee without sugar. Chocolate should comprise from 60 to 80% of cocoa products - such as chocolate "Bitter Elite 72%."

It is not difficult to guess that after eating chocolate does not want, and coffee has a positive effect on metabolism.