If you want to emulate Montezuma you need to start hitting the hot chocolate. It has been reported that Montezuma drank 32 cups of hot chocolate per day from a large gold vessel.
No-wonder he was a great warrior—– his veins were full of hot chocolate.
“Back in the days of the Aztecs, cocoa beans were valuable not only for their culinary importance but also as currency. Cocoa beans were often given as gifts during important ceremonies and festivals. Even so, they also used the roasted beans to make a chocolate drink. Their version is much different from the hot chocolate we know today. The Aztecs actually drank it cold, flavored with wine and chili peppers, and not at all sweet.
Chocolate was discovered and brought to Europe in the early 1500s by the explorer Cortez. After its introduction in Spain, the drink began to be served hot, sweetened and without the chili peppers. The Spanish were very protective of their wonderful new beverage, and it was over a hundred years before news of it began to spread across Europe.
When it hit London (in the 1700s), chocolate houses became popular and very trendy. It was the English who started adding milk to their chocolate and it was enjoyed as an after-dinner beverage. It wasn’t until the middle of the eighteenth century that chocolate began to evolve past its drinkable form. First, cocoa powder was invented in Holland. Cocoa powder blends much easier with milk or water, allowing for more creations to come. Then came chocolate as a candy by mixing cocoa butter with sugar. In 1876, milk chocolate was developed. From then on, chocolate has become more popular as a solid treat rather than as the drink it started from.” ——about.com Sean Paajanen
Harvard researchers discovered the Kuna Indians living on a group of islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama have almost no hypertension and have perfect blood pressure which allows them to enjoy much lower death rates from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer. Research shows It’s because they drink about 5 cups of cocoa each day.
Studies show the flavonols in cocoa stimulate your body’s production of nitric oxide—boosting blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. One study found cocoa thins your blood just as well as low-dose aspirin!
Cocoa can also treat blocked arteries, congestive heart failure, stroke, dementia, and even impotence. Could drinking Hot Chocolate on a daily basis be you new personal “wonder drug”? After reading the research I have added hot chocolate to my daily activities and can’t find a downside. It tastes good, is inexpensive and even seems to give you a lift.
So there you have it—- drink at least five cups of cocoa per day, throw away your high-blood pressure pills, and begin to dance like the Kuna Indians. In fact you can probably save enough money from doctor’s bills, hospitals and quack practitioners, to fly to Panama and visit the Kuna Indians in person and enjoy a cup of cocoa. Now that’s what I call a miracle—simply drink more hot chocolate and jump-start your health to a new level.
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THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Hot chocolate can lower your blood pressure.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your Life! Drink at least 5 cups of hot chocolate per day.
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Drink more hot chocolate it’s good for you!