5 benefits of drinking hot cocoa

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Hot cocoa is a healthy drink that nutrition experts advise to use every day. Cocoa is very good for those who have trouble in sleeping, making them sleep better and improving the mood.

1. Hot cocoa acts as an antioxidant

Hot cocoa is rich in antioxidants. Many studies prove that cocoa contains the large amount of antioxidants in green tea, black tea and red wine. However, you need to know that it is also important to drink cocoa when it’s heated up. The antioxidants in hot cocoa bring a lot of health benefits for us. They prevent your cells from free radicals to battle a slew of diseases and slow down the aging. Drinking hot cocoa can help you enhance your life.

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2. Hot cocoa is rich in flavonoid

Cocoa is very rich in flavonoid. This is considered a drug to help the body process nitric oxide to improve the blood flow, lower high-blood pressure and strengthen the heart. Flavonoids also prevent the platelets from integrating and ensure no platelet clumps are formed.

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3. Hot cocoa is better than hot chocolate

Many people believe that hot chocolate is better than hot cocoa. But you know that hot cocoa is made from raw cocoa powder while chocolate is made from cocoa powder and cream. Hot chocolate has the high content of sugar but the content of fat and nutritional value is lower than cocoa.

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4. Hot cocoa has high nutritional value

A lot of researchers call cocoa powder “new vitamins.” It can impact on the heart and circulation of blood positively. The concentration of phenolic compounds help protect the body from insects and pathogens. We can mix cocoa with coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk or even water for the highest nutritional value.

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5. Hot cocoa is a relaxation drink

Hot cocoa is an amazing drink that we can use at any time of the day. You can drink it if you are tired of your working pressure to relax your mind. Having a cup of hot cocoa before going to bed will also help you sleep more easily.

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Lee Dobbins has 433 articles online and 7 fans

I have been working as a doctor of a general hospital since February 1998. In addition, I am a full time writer and specialize in weight loss related issues. I also write for a number of different websites on the Internet.

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This article was published on 2013/07/08