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Chocolate – more than a candy
The delicious secret of the cacao tree was discovered about 2.000 years ago in the tropical rainforests of the Americas. The first people identified to have made chocolate were the cultures in Central America. These people, including the Maya and Aztec, mixed cacao seeds with various herbs to make hot bubbly drinks.
Later, the Spanish conquistadors took the seeds to Spain, where new recipes were created. Since then, new technologies and innovations have changed the texture and taste of chocolate, but it still remains one of the world’s favorite flavors.
What makes chocolate so irresistible? Since Montezuma who as an Aztec leader introduced chocolate as a drink to Hernán Cortez one if those Spanish conquistadors, the number of chocolate lovers has increased all around the world.
Although chocolate has got a bad reputation among doctors, some scientists have said that eating chocolate is not so bad to our health. However, chocolate doesn’t cause acne or make it worse. Good news for chocoholics: chocolate stimulates production of a substance called endorphins that is an anti-depressant, and also chocolate provides us with potassium, magnesium, vitamins and other nutrients.
So don’t feel so bad after eating chocolate. Just remember that moderation is important to have good health.