Healthy Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight!
It’s no secret that obesity and unwanted weight gain is one of today’s biggest health problems. A big component of the obesity problem is the free radical problem.
Numerous studies demonstrate that free radicals lead to unwanted weight gain. For instance, researchers from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found a direct correlation between oxidative stress (free radical damage) and increased obesity. Another study from the University of Florida found that eating plants high in phytochemicals (and antioxidants) is effective at reducing the amount of oxidative stress in the body, and therefore able to lower the risk of gaining unwanted fat.
Other research suggests that chocolate also helps encourage weight loss in others ways. These include appetite suppression, healthy blood sugar maintenance, mood and craving control, and gene modulation.
“On June 21, 2010, I weighed 249 pounds. After 12 weeks of adding Xoçaí Healthy Chocolate to my weight loss plan, I weighed 201 pounds. I’ve tried many other products and programs but nothing has ever given me these kinds of results. I have increased energy and absolutely no cravings.”
A Taste of Xoçaí
Pilot Study Results
A recent pilot study on Xoçaí’s High- Antioxidant, Meal-Replacement Shake, published in the December 2011 issue of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine produced encouraging findings. Below are some of the details:
Journal: American Journal of Bariatric Medicine
No. of Participants: 50
Length of Study: 12 Weeks
Average Weight Loss: 31.2 lbs.
Retention of Participants: 100%
Conclusion: In addition to the notable weight loss results, the pilot study participants also reported favorable results in the areas of inches lost, hunger/satiation response, blood pressure levels and cholesterol levels.
The Cocoa-Gene Connection
Japanese researchers have discovered that cocoa may prevent obesity and weight gain by regulating the genes involved in fat metabolism. The researchers fed two groups of rats different high-fat diets—one high in real cocoa and the other without the cocoa supplement. Body weight, adipose fat weight and blood-lipid levels were lower in the cocoa group. It appears that chocolate may help restrict fat metabolism and storage, while stimulating thermogenesis or fat burning in the body.
Cacao Supports Weight Loss in Other Ways
Experts tell us that losing weight is simple
—burn more calories than you eat. While this certainly is a big part of keeping off the weight, there are many other factors that contribute to healthy weight control.
As mentioned elsewhere, high-ORAC foods such as chocolate can contribute to significant weight loss. Now, a growing body of research by institutions around the globe suggests that cacao and its products—cocoa and chocolate—can support healthy and lasting weight control through a variety of mechanisms:
- Appetite Reduction
- Free Radical Control/Antioxidant Support
- Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
- May Regulate Genes that Control Weight Gain
- Improves Mood
- Enhances Balance of Brain Chemicals
- Boosts Metabolism
- Relieves Inflammation
- Increases Energy
Science Shows Chocolate Supports Weight Loss
Scientists from different research schools in Japan recently reported that regular consumption of cocoa may prevent obesity and weight gain by regulating the genes involved in the metabolism of fats. The researchers fed two groups of rats different high-fat diets—one high in real cocoa and the other without the cocoa supplement. The results were very promising:
- Body weights, white adipose fat weights and blood-lipid levels were significantly lower in the cocoa-fed group
- Cocoa ingestion suppressed the expression of genes for enzymes involved in the synthesis of fatty acids
- Metabolism and storage of fats was restricted
- Expression of genes involved in the activity of protein-2, which stimulates the body’s thermogenesis (or fat burning) mechanisms, was increased in the cocoa-diet group
Free Radicals and Obesity: Connected at the Hip
big component of the obesity problem is the free radical problem. Free radicals are “rogue” molecules that rob electrons from other molecules, which in turn become free radicals and “pinball” around the body, creating a continuous cycle of damage and destruction to our bodies’ cells, tissue and organs. DNA is damaged, cells are destroyed, and body processes are disrupted. The end results of free radical damage are some of today’s obvious health problems—we are overweight, we look terrible, we feel terrible and we are simply less healthy.
Our environment is literally assaulting us with free radicals. They’re everywhere—in our foods, in our air, in our water, in our homes, offices and automobiles. Now scientists are telling us that the onslaught of free radicals we take on every day is contributing to a growing waistline. And the studies are simply supporting what we see all around us.
“The end results of free radical damage are some of today’s most obvious health problems—we are overweight, we look terrible, we feel terrible and we are simply less healthy.”
Science Links Free Radicals and Obesity
Various studies demonstrate that free radicals lead to unwanted weight gain. For instance, researchers from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found a direct correlation between oxidative stress (free radical damage) and increased obesity. The study authors stated, “Obesity, as measured by body mass index (BMI), is independently associated with oxidative stress and confirms recent data.” (Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2003;23:365.) Another study from the University of Florida found that eating plants high in phytochemicals (and antioxidants) is effective at reducing the amount of oxidative stress in the body, and therefore able to lower the risk of gaining unwanted fat.
(Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics; Oct 2009)
The High Antioxidant Wellness System
you’ve searched for the answer to your weight loss woes, search no more. Xoçai’s 30-day High-Antioxidant Wellness System is unlike any other system, helping you to lose weight, boost energy, feel great and improve overall wellness. Undoubtedly you’ve tried numerous programs or products before that yielded either unsatisfactory or temporary results. But this one won’t, because researchers find that consuming 50,000 ORAC every day tends to produce the results you’re looking for.
Based around the antioxidant-rich goodness of Xoçai healthy chocolate, the X-Protein Meal Replacement shake delivers all the taste, nutrients and antioxidant firepower you’d expect from Xoçai—with only 190 calories and 50,000 ORAC per serving! And Xoçai offers other ORAC-rich healthy chocolate products as part of the system for added benefits.
With the Xoçai High-Antioxidant Wellness System, you will be eating at least 50,000 ORAC every day for the next 30 days (and we guarantee longer). Remember, the ORAC measures how well components of the food mop up the free radicals in the bloodstream. Eating 50,000 will boost the antioxidant potency of your blood at least 25% and provide additional weight loss firepower as well. This is one of those rare areas of nutrition where more truly is better.
What’s In the Xoçai X Protein Meal Replacement Shake?
Below are just a few of the premium-grade ingredients in the X Protein Shake:
As the only cacao-based, high-antioxidant wellness product, the Xoçai X-Protein Meal replacement shake is in a class of its own. Numerous studies show cacao and healthy chocolate can help boost weight loss and increase overall wellness for various reasons:
- Is one of nature’s top antioxidant foods
- Optimizes production of brain chemicals such as serotonin
- Decreases appetite
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels
- Improves mood
- Decreases inflammation
- Protects against stress and anxiety
- Is real, true cacao-based product – not simply “chocolate flavored”
- One of nature’s top antioxidant superfoods
- Proven to promote weight loss
- Protects heart, brain, GI tract, and other body systems
Whey Protein Isolate
- Can help promote healthy blood sugar levels
- Stimulates production of two appetite suppressing hormones
- Contains leucine, which promotes fat loss
- Promotes healthy digestion and elimination
- Is only product with cocoa fiber as primary fiber source
- Promotes satisfaction, suppresses appetite
- Helps promote feeling of satiety
- Supports healthy blood sugar/insulin levels
19 Amino Acids
- Are the building blocks of protein
- Assist in energy metabolism
- Enable vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients to perform their duties
- Boasts extremely high ORAC score
- Contains amino acids, essential fats and other healthful nutrients
Chia Seed Oil
- Is rich in omega-3 fats
- Helps promote cleansing
- Is an effective sweetener to standard sugars
Vitamins and Minerals
- 12 vitamins, including B vitamins for brain and appetite control
- 13 minerals, including chromium, manganese and zinc for weight control