Natural cocoa has antioxidant properties, who perform a protective anti-inflammatory effect against free radicals, which cause aging and some diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases due to polyphenols, according to a nutrition professor and bromatology at the University of Barcelona and a member of the Cocoa Observatory's Scientific Committee, Maria Izkuierdo.
As described in detail in the workshop, organized by the Observatory and the main actress Maria Castro, natural cocoa provides proteins, is rich in minerals, one hundred percent vegetable and has high fiber content, which helps to sense the sensation of satiety. For those reasons, it is It is recommended to add natural cocoa for breakfast, because it is very versatile and, in combination with certain foods such as milk (or milk), cereals (grains based on cereals) and fresh and seasoned fruit, help improve physical and intellectual performance and reduce the prevalence of obesity.
In addition, this first glass of milk in the morning "provides 30 percent of the amount of daily calcium, which is 1,000 milligrams", explained the doctor. The fact of combining all of these foods makes them use all of their traits and provide a series of key nutrients for good development, such as carbohydrates, high biological proteins, fats, vitamins A, B2, B12 and D and minerals, all calcium and phosphorus, specific .
During the workshop, it was emphasized that up to 70 percent of parents had doubts about which food should be included to be complete, and only 50 percent of children correctly had breakfast. "The beginning of a day with a good breakfast is a basic habit", although the hurry is an enemy of full breakfast, "it is possible to split in two seasons," Izkuierdo said.
For the first breakfast, or the one made at home, you can take it dairy with natural cocoa and in the second phase, fill with bread sandwich with fresh cheese and fruit or start with cocoa and ovate milk and drink fruit in the middle of the morning, the expert said. "The so-called second breakfast is very important if you do not include food from these three groups in the first place," he added. The specialist wanted to emphasize the importance of calcium and for breakfast because "in the age of growth, lack of calcium is serious," and they are currently beginning to have "problems of osteoporosis in children and adolescents due to lack of calcium intake."
During the workshop, it was emphasized that up to 70 percent of parents had doubts about which food should be included to be complete, and only 50 percent of children correctly had breakfast.
Natural cocoa, thoroughly
Natural cocoa is a product of tropical origin comes a tree called Theobroma cacao, which in Greek means "the food of gods". Among their properties, they emphasize high nutritional value and richness in antioxidants, which leads to multiple benefits for health. Because of this, natural cocoa can reduce the knowledge of bad cholesterol (LDL), reduce blood pressure, postpone arteriosclerosis, control overweight, reduce the risk of diabetes, reduce mild memory loss, stimulate defense, and protect skin's external factors.
Polyphenols are a group of chemicals that they produce cocoa plant and which create health benefits by reducing the risk of communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease or cancer. In addition, they have antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. Natural cocoa can contain between 10 and 50 milligrams of polyphenols, of which flavonoids are the most common type in this food, mainly catechin and epicatechin.
Natural cocoa maintains color characteristics, taste and acidity, flavonoid preservation (pH between 5.0 and 6.0). However, alkalized cocoa is treated and has a darker color, which can become black, with more pronounced taste, more pronounced solubility and smaller antioxidant flavonoids (pH up to 8.5).
Recipes for a full breakfast
For her part, actress Maria Castro has shared four of her healthy breakfast suggestions in workshop of the Kakaa Observatory, "easily and quickly, which includes the essential ingredients for a full breakfast," he said. Specifically, in breakfast suggestions, Maria Castro included a vegan bowl with oatmeal and natural cocoa, avocados and natural cocoa and soups in a microwave oven. Coinciding with those dates, he also made a hell of a goat.
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