… It’s all about antioxidants!
Xocai is totally different than store bought chocolate. Xoçai™ products combine the antioxidant benefits of the finest, all-natural European cocoa powder and the Acai berry from the Amazon Rain Forest.
Xoçai™ is the perfect delivery system for the potent antioxidants in dark chocolate. The processed chocolate found in candy is laden with fat, wax, fillers, and sugar (not to mention that processing chocolate actually kills about 75% of its antioxidant capacity). Xocai Products contain completely natural, UNPROCESSED chocolate which retains 100% of its antioxidant and nutritional value!
With 10 times the antioxidants of grapes and over 7 times the antioxidants of blueberries, the Brazilian Acai berry (AH-sigh-EE) is considered to have the best nutritional value of any fruit on earth.
So when looking for a healthy chocolate product, look for a dark chocolate product with the following properties:
- Has not been alkalized.
- Has been dried and cool-pressed rather than roasted.
- Consists of at least 70 percent pure cocoa.
- Contains cocoa butter instead of milk fats or hydrogenated oils.
- Contains natural, low-glycemic sweeteners—such as raw cane—rather than refined sugar
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants fight free radicals in our bodies.
“No matter how healthy we are or what kind of environment we live in, our body is exposed daily to a cellular process called oxidation. When it comes to the human body, oxidation causes the damage of healthy human tissues on a cellular level…….When referring to oxidative damage, we typically refer to something called “free radicals”……Free radicals and oxidation have been linked to more than 200 diseases including the development of different types of cancer. The following are some of the primary conditions linked to free radical damage: Heart disease, Diabetes, High cholesterol, Cataracts, Arthritis, Cancer, Alzheimer’s/dementia, Multiple sclerosis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Lung disease, Autoimmune dysfunction, Fibromyalgia”
All of the text above was taken from “The ORAC Phenomenon: Measuring Chocolate and Acai’s Antioxidant Abilities Using Modern Science’s Powerful Test” by Steven E. Warren, M.D., D.P.A. For copies of these, please visit healthychocolatetools.com
What is ORAC?
ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. The USDA uses the ORAC scale to measure the antioxidant capacities of different foods.