Chocolate

Most people like chocolate, many are passionate about it, but few people know it.

Did you know, for instance, that cacao (chocolate’s source) is a vegetable? Or that cacao has the highest known antioxidant rating of any food?

Chocolate was prized by the South American natives for its healing properties, many of which have been validated by science. Medical research has linked cacao with:

  • improved heart health (reduced blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, reduced arteriosclerosis),
  • reduced insulin resistance (helps to reverse or prevent diabetes 2),
  • reduced oxidative stress related to exercise (leading to faster recovery),
  • enhanced neuroendocrine balance, and
  • inhibition of the complex processes that lead to the development of various forms of cancer.

Eating healthy chocolate is a powerful element of your plan to live longer, and live well. Unfortunately, the chocolate that is so healthy for you is not what you’ll find on the candy shelves of your local supermarket.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not available.

Xocai (show-SIGH) makes delicious, healthful chocolates using a unique, patented cold press method that conserves the nutrients. The chocolate is then mixed with acai berries and blueberries.

Since cacao has the highest natural antioxidant rating, and acai has the second highest, Xocai chocolates have an unprecedented antioxidant (ORAC) rating, twice that of other chocolates. The ORAC rating is certified by a third party lab (Brunswick Lab).

Xocai chocolates have no sucrose (processed sugar). They are sweetened with low-glycemic, unrefined crystallized sugar cane juice, so they are diabetic-friendly. And there is naturally no caffeine in these chocolates, because the husk (where the caffeine occurs) is not used in making them.

I love the look on my clients’ faces when I recommend that they eat at least three Xocai chocolates a day to strengthen their health. And oh yes, for the sheer health-giving pleasure of it. (For the record, I never limit myself to only three a day.)

A few months after a friend (a physician, no less) handed me my first Xocai chocolate, I found 19 bars of high quality chocolate in my cabinet that I had completely lost interest in.

To me, Xocai chocolates are the tastiest chocolates of all, and I would prefer them based on taste and texture alone. The fact that they are also health-promoting moves them away from other chocolates into a category of their own. And that’s where they belong, because even though theis taste is such a treat, Xocai chocolates are not chocolate candy. Candy is engineered to be addictive, whereas Xocai is formulated to satisfy.

Since there is no caffeine in Xocai chocolates, you can have one at bedtime and share them with children–who can also have one at bedtime, giving new meaning to “Sweet Dreams!”

There are the two Xocai chocolates I recommend:

X-Power Squares have an ORAC (antioxidant) score of 3582. Three squares, the recommended daily “dose,” provides you the same amount of antioxidants found in 6.5 pounds tomatoes, 1.6 pounds spinach, or .4 pounds blueberries. I love spinach, but I have never eaten that much in a day.

Nuggets are the richest, creamiest of the Xocai chocolates, almost fudgey, and have an ORAC score of  3120.

Click here to purchase or for more information.

Consider having a box delivered to you on autoship every month or two. You can then cancel autoship if you prefer; I like knowing I have a box of chocolates coming every month — one less detail to take care of!

Xocai chocolates are truly one of the best things that have ever come into my life, and I’d love to share them with you.

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