Which Is More Useful: Coffee or Cocoa?

If you take care of your health and well-being, then you want to control everything you eat and drink. Coffee and cocoa are two popular drinks, and each of them comes with a range of advantages. However, which of them is better to choose in terms of usefulness for health?

Differences between Coffee and Cocoa

These are two different drinks. They have a range of the same properties as well as certain differences. Coffee is made by combining ground coffee beans with hot water. Cocoa is powder made from ground seeds of the Theobroma cacao, and the beverage is prepared by mixing cocoa powder with hot water or milk. Cocoa is often referred to as hot chocolate.

Cocoa has alkaloid theobromine which can boost your mood and a very small amount of caffeine. It also has monoamine oxidase, dopamine, serotonin, and flavonoids. The main coffee ingredient is caffeine, which is stimulant and acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. These two drinks taste differently.

Coffee and Cocoa Health Benefits

So, which drink is it better to choose? The two have certain health benefits, so you should choose the drink based on the information provided below. Coffee benefits include treating insomnia and reducing the risk of the following health problems:

  • Heart diseases;
  • Alzheimer’s;
  • Type 2 diabetes;
  • Parkinson’s disease;
  • Dementia;
  • Certain cancers;
  • Heart rhythm problem;
  • Strokes.

Cocoa benefits are the following:

  • Good for maintaining the normal level of cholesterol;
  • Helps regulate blood sugar;
  • Reduces risk of heart diseases.

As you can see, using any of the drinks has certain advantages, but you should also mind the amount of caffeine in each drink — it is 40 mg for coffee, and 0.23 mg for cocoa. It is, probably, not a good idea to drink many cups of coffee a day, so you can have 1 or 2 cups and then switch to drinking cocoa.

Published by Evelyn Green