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New Income Stream Earns Double The Cash With DOUBLE Quick Check Bonus

New Income Stream Earns Double The Cash With DOUBLE Quick Check Bonus

Ever felt like you just overdid Christmas?  Is your month longer than the money?  Are the bills are pouring in and you feel like you have no choice but to seriously cut back and work on paying off the bills? Now is the time to create a new income source to solve the situation once and for all.  Are you holding off on your dream vacation, not building the dream home, buying the new car or figuring out how to pay for college for the kids or a wedding?   2016 is the year when you can change it all.   There is no question in my mind that the health and wellness field is one of the strongest markets.  Baby boomers are getting older every day and they are not rocking away on the front porch.  No, they want to be active, living life and having fun.  They know that...

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The REAL Truth About Heart Healthy Chocolate; Sorry Mars Candy

The REAL Truth About Heart Healthy Chocolate; Sorry Mars Candy

I recently read an article called Chocolate unsuitable for cocoa flavanol delivery despite new heart health pros, says Mars-backed consortium by Oliver Nieburg+, 10-Sep-2015.  It states that “Cocoa flavanols have been tied to lowering blood pressure and heart disease risk in new research by a Mars-backed project, but study authors say chocolate is too calorific to be a delivery vehicle.”  It really caught my attention because I have been eating a flavanol rich low calorie dark chocolate for over six years and seeing significant health benefits personally. The chocolate I have been eating is called Xocai chocolate made by Healthy Chocolate Co. out of Reno, Nevada.  This “Healthy Chocolate” is a high antioxidant, flavonoid rich dark...

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Cacao Percentage On Chocolate Label Is NOT Reliable Guide of Flavanol Amounts In Dark Chocolates

Cacao Percentage On Chocolate Label Is NOT Reliable Guide of Flavanol Amounts In Dark Chocolates

  Now that the word is out from the National Confectioners Association’s Chocolate Council that flavanol content in chocolate may have important cardiovascular effects, people are looking for high flavanol chocolate and are finding it difficult if not impossible to find.  In fact, we could not find this in any major retailers brick and mortar stores or online.  We have heard from the media over the years that the cacao percentage in chocolate is what is most important for chocolate. Now we find that flavanols in chocolate vary based on how the raw cacao seed is handled. According to the National Confectioners Association Chocolate Council, “Though flavanols are abundant in the fresh, raw cacao seed, how the seed is handled from tree to finished...

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Flavanol Rich Love Bites Chocolate Can Help Smokers Repair Blood Vessel Function

Flavanol Rich Love Bites Chocolate Can Help Smokers Repair Blood Vessel Function

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology states “phytochemicals known as flavanols, which are found in chocolate, fruits and vegetables, can boost the levels of nitric oxide in the blood of smokers and reverse some of their smoking-related impairment in blood vessel function”. Although the best option for smokers is to quit smoking, this is a great option for those struggling to quit. This is also good news for those who quit smoking but used to smoke. With the Valentines Day Holiday quickly approaching on February 14th, now is a great time to order your significant other flavonoid rich chocolate. Flavonoid rich chocolate is hard to find but it is available here at Xocai Healthy Chocolate Co. Flavonol values are listed on each...

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As Affordable As Groceries 90 Day Wellness Weight Loss Protein Shake Chocolate Diet Plan Challenge Even Marie Osmond Liked

As Affordable As Groceries 90 Day Wellness Weight Loss Protein Shake Chocolate Diet Plan Challenge Even Marie Osmond Liked

Have you ever found a really exciting diet plan? One you knew you could do if you just had the funds to make it happen? Since it is the beginning of 2016, I have seen non-stop commercials for diet meal replacement shakes, Oprah sharing how she is losing weight and Marie Osmond showing how she is losing weight. I am sure you have been bombarded by them as well. When you start looking into the different programs, there is no cheap or easy fix. Having a family with serious health issues over the years, I tend to research EVERYTHING!   I liked that Xocai Healthy Chocolate Co. had a study in the American Journal Of Bariatric Medicine, the Physicians Journal Called “The Bariatrician”.  On the cover they showcased the Cacao based weight loss diet and the...

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Now Is The Time To Start Planning That Trip To Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida With The Kids Or Grandkids

Now Is The Time To Start Planning That Trip To Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida With The Kids Or Grandkids

NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN THOSE MEMORIES! Years ago when I was raising my three little boys in Illinois, every year we took a trip to the Orlando, Kissimmee area in Florida.  The memories we created with our kids are ones we will never forget. Now that we live in Florida, we are frequent guests of the Walt Disney World Resorts and Parks.   I know when we have grandkids, that will be a place we will want to experience with them as well.  Now that we have the cold wintery weather, this is a great time to start planning a wonderful vacation holiday with family or just a trip for the two of you. If you have not been to Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida near Orlando and Kissimmeee for awhile, now is the time to start making plans to visit again.  There are...

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Starting The New Year Right: Healthy Diet, Reaching Your Goal Weight & Losing The Extra Pounds You Gained Over The Holidays

Starting The New Year Right: Healthy Diet, Reaching Your Goal Weight & Losing The Extra Pounds You Gained Over The Holidays

I love Christmas. I love everything about it. I love that baby Jesus was born to save us all, I love the decorating, the family time and all the yummy holiday goodies. My favorite goodies include Christmas cookies like butternut snowballs, traditional sugar cut-out cookies with frosting and peanut butter cookies with a Chocolate star or kiss in the middle. Problem is once Christmas and all the holiday parties have passed, I usually have overindulged big-time. As I get older, I do seem to get better but still it can be a problem. I am on my 3rd week of dieting on my CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SHAKE DIET. I am doing pretty good. So far I am down 5 1/2 pounds. I figure I would rather lose a few pounds a week and not have to worry about excess stretched out skin. Just like...

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Diet Tips For The 2016 New Year Include Smoothies and Dark Chocolate

Diet Tips For The 2016 New Year Include Smoothies and Dark Chocolate

Time sure flies. We are well into 2016 and many of us are focused on improved health, weight loss and making smart choices. Maybe you are like me, dieting with a goal to lose serious weight, or perhaps you are focused on controlling diabetes, heart disease or the extra weight and baggage you found over the holidays. Whatever your goals, there are simple choices that can help you improve your diet in 2016. Just because you are looking to improve your health, it does not mean you can’t enjoy your food. You can still have the comfort foods, the steaks and desserts. The key is moderation. When making smart choices, take the time to eat three meals a day and snacks if you having cravings. Many of us get in the habit of skipping meals and then crashing later in...

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How Does A Family Deal With Autism Spectrum Disorder Mood Swings In The Teenager Or Adult

How Does A Family Deal With Autism Spectrum Disorder Mood Swings In The Teenager Or Adult

I am a mom of three boys. My oldest child is autistic. Although I love my children, I must say that having children with disabilities can be a struggle. I can’t imagine life without my son and I am thankful for all of my children every day.  It is just that the life of a family touched by autism is different.  Autism Spectrum Disorder, including aspergers, affect many families and that is why I feel it is so important to share how my sons autism mood swings were controlled simply by changing his diet. As long as I can remember, my son struggled with severe mood swings, I am sure in part because some of the medication he would take would wear off causing side effects. After a while, we had tried so many medications to lessen these side effects but instead...

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2016 Chocolate Diet Challenge Week 2 Weight Loss Results

2016 Chocolate Diet Challenge Week 2 Weight Loss Results

Week 2 is definitely going better for me than week 1. It is so much easier to diet successfully when you are NOT out of town at a business conference, just sayin’. Last week I had actually GAINED a pound if you can believe that. I was very sad about that but knew eating out at restaurants all week made it difficult. I am happy to report that I have lost 4 pounds for week 2, so after factoring the 1 pound weight gain, I am down 3 pounds in 2 weeks. Honestly I will take that. Losing weight eating chocolate is actually something that is not that hard to do. I analyzed why I had the weight gain and realized when I went out to eat I ate some of the dreaded “bread” that is a big problem for me.  We all have those problem foods and for me, bread is the...

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What Is Raw Dark Chocolate And Is It Actually Different From Candy Chocolates?

What Is Raw Dark Chocolate And Is It Actually Different From Candy Chocolates?

People always ask me what is raw chocolate.  Is it actually better for you than a chocolate candy bar at the grocery store? They want to know if there is a difference between a chocolate candy bar that you find at the grocery or health food store and raw chocolate or chocolate that has not been heated. According to IQuitSugar.com, “Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter). Cocoa looks the same but it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures. Sadly, roasting changes the molecular structure of the cocoa bean, reducing the enzyme content and lowering the overall nutritional value.” Excitement, Passion, Happiness: All...

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Yummy Chocolate Xe Protein Diet Shake Recipe

Yummy Chocolate Xe Protein Diet Shake Recipe

I started off 2016 right. I have decided to get back in shape. One of the goals includes losing 50 pounds. For me the easiest way to lose weight the healthy way has been to incorporate the Healthy Chocolate Diet program. This was the successful diet plan featured on the cover of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine, the Bariatrician. This is the medical journal for Bariatric physicians and this diet was featured on the cover along with the study. In the study, the average person lost 31 pounds and 5 inches around the waist in just 12 weeks. The diet was simple actually. You replace two meals a day with the Xocai Protein shake, have one normal healthy meal of your choice, snacks if you prefer including Healthy Chocolates for cravings, and 1/2 ounce of water...

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More Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate In 2016

More Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate In 2016

Did you know that not all chocolate is candy? Yep, this wonderful tasty treat that most of us crave can actually be good for you too. The key is to make sure you are eating cold pressed chocolate as close to raw as possible. I eat healthy chocolate every day. You may have heard about antioxidants in the last year. They seem to be all over the news. Antioxidants and flavonoids are found in cold pressed chocolate. In fact, raw cacao is a high antioxidant superfood. Antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables and is likely why our parents always told us to eat our fruits and vegetables. In a perfect world we should all be eating 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. If you are not meeting this goal, consider incorporating healthy chocolate into your...

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2016 Healthy Chocolate Diet Challenge, Easy Diet Tips For The New Year And Walking The Dog After Dark

2016 Healthy Chocolate Diet Challenge, Easy Diet Tips For The New Year And Walking The Dog After Dark

Ok, so it is 10:30 pm and I am just now taking a walk with the dog. It has been one of those days where things just did not go as planned. However, I am focused on my chocolate weight loss diet, the 2016 Healthy Chocolate Challenge and exercising, so better late than never. I have to get my 10,000 steps in as that was the goal I agreed on.  I actually dusted off my old Nintendo Wii and have been searching all over the house trying to find the Wii Fit plus.  I found the case but for some reason the CD is missing.  Hoping to find it soon as that will make a good back up plan.  There is a great step game that is perfect for the colder days. My dog has been patiently waiting all day for her long walk. She is tired of the short little jaunts outside where we just take...

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Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks New Movie Trial by Fire Diabetes Documentary Is Changing The World And What You Know About Diabetics

Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks New Movie Trial by Fire Diabetes Documentary Is Changing The World And What You Know About Diabetics

I was honored to meet celebrity chef Charles Mattocks this past weekend at the Xocai Healthy Chocolate Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He is a humble, caring man who is clearly passionate about stopping the spread of diabetes.  He is an advocate for diabetics everywhere.  “Inspired by his uncle, the late Bob Marley, Mattocks dared to dream big. After giving a stunning performance in the title role of the Emmy nominated “The Summer of Ben Tyler” Mattocks could have continued as a successful actor. Instead this single dad decided the Hollywood lifestyle was not the best for his young son and moved across the country. His need to create meals that were tasty, nutritious, and affordable led to his career as “The Poor Chef”....

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