Cadbury Dairy Milk - Everything About Chocolate

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History of Chocolat

It's hard for us to imagine a world without chocolate, but most of the world didn't know it existed until Columbus went to the Americas and took the cacao bean with him back to Spain. However, it wasn't until Fernando Cortez and the Conquistadors conquered Mexico that the Spaniards began to see the possibilities of cacao.

The Aztecs and Mayans worshipped the cacao bean and believed it to be a food of the Gods. The Aztecs used as both nourishment and currency. A slave could be bought with 100 cacao beans. (Whenever somebody tells you that money doesn't grow on trees, you can say, "Well, actually, it did for the Aztecs!") The Aztecs also believed that consuming the fruit of the cacao tree imparted wisdom and they made a special drink with it called xocolatl ("bitter water"), of which the Aztec emperor Montezuma is said to have consumed more than fifty goblets per day. Given the stimulant properties of raw cacao, this probably gave him extra energy for visits to his harem.


Cortez and his comrades thought the xocolatl drink was too bitter, so they had the brilliant idea of adding cane sugar to it and drinking it hot, thus creating the first hot chocolate.
The Spanish tried to keep their new discovery a secret from the rest of Europe and they managed to do so for about 100 years. Their secret was not discovered until 1606:

With the decline of Spain as a power, the secret of cacao leaked out at last, and the
Spanish Crown's monopoly of the chocolate trade came to an end. In a few years the
knowledge of it had spread through France, Italy, Germany, and England.

(from "The History of Chocolate and Cocoa" published by The Nestle Company)
In 1847 the first solid chocolate bar was created by Fry & Sons in Bristol, England. They mixed cocoa powder, cocoa butter extracted from the roasted cacao beans, and sugar. The first milk chocolate bar was created in 1875 in Switzerland by Daniel Peters. Fast forward to the present day and we have chocolate bars, chocolate sauce, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate Easter eggs, chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate-covered ants, chocolate fondue, chocolate truffles, and just about anything else imaginable.

Finally, the first chocolate factory in the United States was founded in 1765 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Something tells me it wasn't as colorful and exciting as Willie Wonka's factory!


Health Benefits of Chocolate


Dark chocolate is especially beneficial. In fact, many experts recommend eating one or two ounces of dark chocolate every day.

The more the chocolate is processed, the fewer health benefits remain in the finished product. This is why raw cacao products have become so popular. However, many health benefits remain in non-raw dark chocolate, provided there aren't too many added unhealthful ingredients like high fructose corn syrup.

High in Antioxidants

Cocoa contains flavanols, a type of flavanoid that is only found in cocoa and chocolate. Flavanoids are naturally-occurring compounds that occur in plant foods that act as antioxidants and help counteract free radicals in the body. 


Blood Pressure Benefits

Dark chocolate has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure in people with elevated blood pressure.


Lower LDL Cholesterol

Eating dark chocolate on a regular basis has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol by as much as 10 percent.


Natural Anti-Depressant


Chocolate contains serotonin, a natural anti-depressant. Chocolate also stimulates endorphin production, which creates feelings of happiness and pleasure. In fact, one study found that melting chocolate in the mouth produced feelings of pleasure longer than passionate kissing. This may explain why many people naturally reach for chocolate when they're depressed. 


Cancer Fighter

Several studies have found chocolate to be one of the best cancer-fighting foods along with foods like red wine, blueberries, garlic, and tea. Two ways that chocolate works as a cancer fighter is by inhibiting cell division and reducing inflammation, though research is ongoing and will probably find additional ways in which chocolate fights cancer.


Prevents Tooth Decay

Research has found that the theobromine in chocolate prevents tooth decay by eliminating streptococcus mutans, a bacteria found in the oral cavity that contributes to tooth decay. 


Longer Life and Less Disease

One Dutch study followed 200 men over 20 years and found that those who consumed large amounts of chocolate, both milk chocolate and dark, lived longer and had lower overall disease rates than men who ate little or no chocolate.
A Harvard study on the Kuna tribe of Panama resulted in similar findings. The Kuna consumed large amounts of raw cacao every day and the study found them to have lower overall disease rates and longer life expectancy than neighboring tribes who did not consume as much raw cacao.
To further strengthen the case for dark chocolate as a life extender, the world's longest-lived person, Jeanne Louise Calment, lived to the age of 122 and many ascribed her longevity in part to her consumption of 2.5 pounds of dark chocolate a week. 

High in Magnesium

Cacao is higher in magnesium than any other plant. Magnesium is an important mineral that helps in the regulation of the digestive, neurological, and cardiovascular systems. Since many people are magnesium deficient, adding magnesium-rich dark chocolate to the diet can improve overall health.


Artery Cleanup

Studies have shown that the antioxidants in cacao work like brooms in sweeping plaque out of the arteries.


Brain Health

Many studies have shown that dark chocolate is good for the brain. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that it can protect the brain after a stroke by shielding the nerve cells from further damage. Dark chocolate has also been found to improve memory. Researchers at California's Salk Institute found that a chemical in chocolate called epicatechin improved the memory of mice.

Why this post? 

   

Well, I got my fourth Buffered Earning from Nuffnang for Cadbury Dairy Milk Phase 3 campaign. So, to be fair, I posted about chocolate hoping that people will buy Cadbury Dairy Milk and all their product.

Conclusion

Makanlah coklat!!!!! Bayangkan. Perasaan semasa memasukkan coklat ke dalam mulut. Chew it, feel every time the chocolate inside your mouth! Apabila mencair, fuh! It's like feel in another world! Enjoy your time with chocolate.





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4 comments:

  1. Aku suka coklat!!


    bilalah aku nk dpt Be jugak nih..

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  2. rezki di bulan syawal....
    hehe!!

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  3. suke coklat tetambah dark coklat...waaa nikmatnyerrr

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