|Posted by nmchocolatelady on July 26, 2009 at 10:19 PM|
Xocai products are produced with unprocessed, non-alkalized, non-lecithinized cacao powder, combined with the Acai berry and blueberries. The combination of these ingredients, in their natural state, provide a product that is packed full of the most powerful antioxidants! Chocolate products on store shelves use processed cocoa powder and sugars, along with bad fats, fillers, waxes, preservatives, and they contain a high amount of calories!
Research shows that dark chocolate acts as an antioxidant that reduces LDL oxidation and boosts antioxidant levels and HDL concentrations in the blood. Dark Chocolate may help reduce blood clotting; it may also stabilize arterial plaque, making it less likely to travel and cause a stroke or heart attack. This effect is similar to that of aspirin. Increase blood vessel flexibility. Unlike aspirin, some of the procyanidins in dark cocoa trigger the production of nitric oxide, which helps keep arteries flexible and increases bloodflow, which can help reduce blood pressure.