At New York University researchers measured the levels of antioxidants in red wine, cocoa and tea. It turned out that the antioxidants in cocoa twice longer than a red wine, more than three times higher than in green tea and five times greater than in black tea.
It turns out that cocoa is not only pleasant and fragrant taste, but also a very useful product. Alkaloid theobromine, which is contained in it acts on our organism bodryasche, but softer than, for example, caffeine. Therefore, we can recommend the cocoa, coffee is contraindicated in anyone. The more so because the useful properties of this product can be very successfully used in the home.
Health Blog offers some useful recipes use cocoa at home for health and beauty.
Face mask with cocoa
Take the usual coffee, dilute it with milk to get a paste, add, or whether some of the essential oil to your taste, all carefully mix. The resulting mass is put on the face and relax for 20 minutes then a cotton pad with warm water and remove all. This mask will help with peeling and skin tightness.
Facial toning mask
Take 4st.l. cocoa 4st.l. ground coffee (fine grinding), 8st.l. of whole milk or cream. All thoroughly mixed. On clean skin Apply the mask, avoiding the lips and eyes. After 15 minutes, wash off all the minutes.
Mask faded leather chocolate – honey
Take 1/3 cup cocoa, ¼ cup honey, 2st.l. whipping cream (can be replaced with natural yogurt or sour cream), 3ch.l. oatmeal. All thoroughly mixed and then put on the face. Keep the mask for 10 minutes, wash off with warm water fasting. In this recipe, cocoa mask plays the role of a strong antioxidant, oatmeal – softens the skin, honey – clears. This mask is great moisturizes the skin, leaving it velvety.
Chocolate mask for dry skin
Take 1st.l. melted chocolate, 1 egg yolk, 1st.l. sour cream. All mix thoroughly, then we put on face for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Take 180gr. Cocoa – powder, 500ml. milk, a pinch of pepper. Brew cocoa milk to a thick state of sour cream and boil for three minutes, add ground pepper. Put the mixture to cool, and wash off yourself with the body scrub dead skin cells. On the dry body weight we put hands warm. Then are wrapped film. After 40 minutes, wash off all off the water warm.
Hair mask with cocoa
Take half a cup of yogurt, 1st.l. cocoa, 1 egg. All thoroughly whisk, you can add your favorite essential oil. The finished mask is applied to clean hair, then cover with plastic head hat, and wrapped a towel. We hold 30 minutes. All wash off with shampoo and rinse hair herbal broth or water mixed with apple cider vinegar. In the week to make a mask 2 to 3 times, 3 times a month.