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Chocolate Magnesium source?

All the valuable qualities that this food has, are due to cocoa, since in its formula, this is the basic component

Ana María Lajusticia de AMLSPORT he explains briefly lThe importance of chocolate and minerals supplied to us like Magnesium, as well as the qualities attributed to it: "food of rare comforting virtue" and the Indians also considered it an aphrodisiac.

All the valuable qualities that this food has, are due to cocoa, since in its formula, this is the basic component. Hernán Cortés and the Spaniards who accompanied him in the conquest of Mexico, found that the inhabitants of that country gave great importance to some seeds with which they made a fortifying drink appreciated by all, at first the Spaniards did not like it, but they used to take it and Hernán Cortés defined it as » food of rare comforting virtue »And the Indians also considered it an aphrodisiac.

But why does it have those chocolate qualities that create true addicts to it?

We must look at the minerals it supplies us and a stimulant called theobromine. 100 grams of cocoa powder, have 1500 milligrams of potassium, 750 of phosphorus, 12 of iron and 500 of magnesium.

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And what do these data tell us?

That we are facing the richest magnesium food that exists, since they have double that of the other seeds that follow, such as almonds and soy flour, it also provides us with a lot of potassium and phosphorus and all these nutrients are very important to maintain strength. desired by all.

But it also has a stimulant, theobromine.

The composition for a chemist, is 3-7 dimethylxanthine, and for your comparison, know that theine is 1-3 dimethylxanthine and caffeine is 1-3-7 trimethylxanthine.

Compiling what I have said so far, note: in addition to potassium, which we all know interests us when we exercise, we are dealing with the most magnesium-rich food that exists, which is necessary along with phosphorus, to introduce potassium into the muscle ( which is not usually explained well) and, in addition, we have a stimulant that is not as nervous as caffeine.

Now, can we have all the chocolate we want?

NO, because it has sugar and a solid fat from which our body can make cholesterol. So, if we move and exercise, even if it is moderate, we can eat almost what we want.

But people who are magnesium-deficient and who always feel like it, or people who are sitting down or elderly who are sedentary, if they don't want their blood lipids to go up can only take very sparingly.

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