Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Mega-Meals: Don’t Eat The Whole Thing!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Greenville SC Mega-Meals: Don't Eat The Whole Thing!

It’s no wonder that many young children and teens struggle with weight issues. What is considered a ‘normal’ food portion has been getting bigger and bigger. In some cases, as with gargantuan fast food soft drinks and Costco muffins-on-steroids, it is absolutely ridiculous. And extremely unhealthy.

The findings from three large national surveys demonstrate:

‘Hamburgers have expanded by 23 percent; a plate of Mexican food is 27 percent bigger; soft drinks have increased in size by 52 percent, snacks, whether they be potato chips, pretzels or crackers, are 60 percent larger.’1

Restaurants and food and beverage manufacturers are not the only ones sabotaging our children. Portion sizes have increased in homes, also.

If Easley parents are going to help their children maintain a healthy weight, learning proper portion sizes is critical. If we don’t know the size of a healthy portion, how can we teach our children?

The Mayo Clinic website has a great slide show that helps parents and other children’s health advocates understand what ‘4 ounces’ or a ‘half cup’ actually looks like. You can see it here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/portion-control/NU00267

To order a terrific nutritional product for kids, call me today!

Kathie Bobbitt   864-990-1361   info@healthychocolatejoy.com

1John McKenzie, ‘Food Portion Sizes Have Grown, A Lot,’ ABC News, Jan. 21, 2011, http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=129685&page=1, accessed on June 28, 2011

Prosper With Your Very Own Xocai Chocolate Business

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Easley Xocai Home-Based Business MXI Chocolate continues to receive positive media attention. The winter 2011 issue of Prosper Magazine focuses exclusively on the Greenville SC Xocai Healthy Chocolate business opportunity.

Here are some quotes from Prosper Magazine:

“After looking at this tasty company in-depth, one word comes to mind: unique. Unlike many network marketing companies that produce ‘me too’ products, Xocai’s signature product (healthy dark chocolate) is a one-of-a-kind in this industry.” -editor Matt Bennett

“Many people who have joined Xocai have noticed dramatic improvements in health and also benefited financially from the company’s network marketing business plan.”-editor Matt Bennett

“From the beginning, Xocai has always been interested in doing things the best way possible, and it shows. The company has experienced exponential growth every year since its 2005 founding.” -staff writer Natalie Hollingshead

The Prosper Xocai issue highlights several successful Xocai antioxidant chocolate distributors and shows how Xocai has changed their lives. Check out their inspirational stories. You will notice that Xocai is an ‘equal opportunity’ organization.

Motivated Greenville people can excel regardless of age, gender, vocation, or socioeconomic level.

If you are unemployed or interested in supplementing your income, I recommend that you read the Xocai issue of Prosper Magazine to learn about MXI antioxidant chocolate. The issue is chock full of articles about Xocai researched and written by journalists not employed by MXI Corp.

To purchase a copy you can email contact@prosperstories.com or visit the Prosper Magazine website.

The X Protein Meal Shake Scores 50,000 On ORAC

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Easley South Carolina X Protein Meal Shake Do you want to increase the antioxidant potency of your blood? The Xocai X ProteinMeal Shake is one of the most delicious ways to get a powerful boost of Spartanburg antioxidants.

The Xocai X ProteinMeal shake is a meal-replacement shake used by upstate South Carolinians for general health, weight-loss, as a non-toxic energy drink, and as an immune-booster.

If you are not familiar with antioxidants: here is a short, but by no means comprehensive, list of the potential benefits:

  • Supports Cardiovascular health
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Protects against cellular damage
  • Supports cognitive function

Most people in do not get enough antioxidants. I know you have heard it before: we all need to eat more fruits and veggies. But even if we consume the recommended five servings, we may still not ingest enough antioxidants. The need for antioxidants is even more critical when we are fighting a cold or flu.

The Xocai X ProteinMeal Shake takes the guesswork out of the quest for adequate antioxidants. One serving contains an ORAC score of 50,000. If you replace one meal a day with the Xocai protein shake and eat high antioxidant foods such as berries (blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries), whole grains, broccoli, tomatoes, garlic, spinach, green tea, carrots, and soy–you will be one of the wise few who reach the recommended antioxidant level.

Many of the benefits of increasing antioxidant intake are hard to describe, but I guarantee that you will feel a greater sense of overall vitality-and who knows how many chronic diseases you will avoid?

  • Kathie Bobbitt
  • Easley, South Carolina
  • 864-990-1361
  • info@healthychocolatejoy.com

More Weight Loss Shake Recipes For Easley

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Greenville SC Chocolate Milkshake Diet I love the taste of the Xocai ProteinMeal Shake, however, sometimes I like to mix things up a bit and try new flavors. I use the Xocai weight loss shake as a base for making healthy high-antioxidant Easley diet smoothies. You can download additional Xocai ProteinMeal recipes from the MXI Chocolate website.

Here are some of the Weight Loss Smoothie recipes and my local Xocai chocolate shake review. Each recipe needs to be blended thoroughly in a blender or food processor.

The Xo and Tell: 1 cup water, 1/2 cup X ProteinMeal Shake, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup chopped ice. Tastes like a seven dollar Easley juice bar smoothie but much healthier.

X Mocha Frappe: 1 cup cold black coffee, 1/2 cup Xocai ProteinMeal Shake, 1 cup chopped ice, 2 fresh mint leaves. Greenville coffee lovers will enjoy this high antioxidant version. The mint gives it an interesting twist.

The X Monkey: 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup Xocai ProteinMeal Shake, 1 TB chunky peanut butter, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup chopped ice. If you are a Easley PB fan, you’ll this concoction. You can find Greenville SC almond milk at Spartanburg health food stores or at Anderson grocery stores with large health food sections.

The Chocolate Orange Cream-sicle: 6 ounces water, 1/2 cup MXI Chocolate ProteinMeal Shake, 2 ounces almond milk, 1 banana, 1 cup chopped ice, 2 drops orange essential oil. Tastes like a Greenville SC Roxberry Orange Creamsicle smoothie. This flavor made me very nostalgic–I used to live on creamsicles all summer long as a child. The banana boosts the potassium content.

Xo-Good: 1/2 cup water, 1/2 orange juice, 4 chunks frozen mango, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup Xocai Weight Loss Shake. If you are a Easley mango freak, you will find this mango-licious.

Give me a call if you are interested in losing weight without feeling empty or hungry. The Xocai Protein Shake is a terrific way to do it!

I eat and share healthy chocolate for a living!

Kathie Bobbitt
864-990-1361

Jeanette L. Brooks of Xocai Has Vision, Courage And Perseverance

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Jeanette L. Brooks of Xocai in Easley Like most successful Greenville SC corporate leaders, MXI’s Jeanette L. Brooks manifests the qualities of vision, courage, and perseverance.

Xocai co-founder and President Jeanette Brooks’ vision was to share healthy chocolate with the chocolate-loving world.

Jeanette could see beyond most peoples’ perception of chocolate as a guilty-pleasure candy. She envisioned chocolate as a health food that could be eaten as a meal or in protein bars, energy drinks, or meal-replacement shakes.

It took courage for Jeanette and MXI co-founder/COO Andrew Brooks to leave their previous company, Pure De-Lite, to take a risk with a new product. Pure De-Lite had an extensive line of diet and low-carb products with sales topping $300 million. Not only did Jeanette and Andrew walk away from Pure De-Lite, they changed from a retail to a network marketing business model.

Developing a processing method that would preserve the antioxidants found naturally in the cacao bean was not easy. Perhaps that is why no other company had done it before. Jeanette led a team of food scientists that worked tirelessly until they solved the puzzle. Though it wasn’t cheap or easy, Jeanette’s gamble paid off.

MXI sales have doubled every year since 2005 when the first Xocai antioxidant dark chocolate products were sold by Xocai chocolate consultants. MXI antioxidant chocolate is growing so fast in Europe that a division was recently opened in Denmark.

Do you have vision, courage and perseverance? Just as Jeanette has built a global chocolate empire, you can build your own chocolate dynasty with Xocai healthy chocolate. You don’t have to create a revolutionary health product, Jeanette has done that already. You can use your innate tenacity to build a Xocai healthy chocolate business just as Jeanette and thousands of others have done.

Are you ready for a new challenge?

I can help you get started with the top home business opportunity. Call me at 864-990-1361 today!

Xovita! Another Xocai Proprietary Competitive Advantage in Upstate South Carolina

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Xovita Competitive Advantage In Easley Mxi Corps’ “Secret Antioxidant Sauce or Blend” now has a trademarked name, creative logo and is being newly branded to Easley South Carolina as yet another Xocai proprietary competitive advantage for Easley South Carolina Independent Xocai Distributors!

It’s called Xocai Xovita, and everyone in the Easley area will love it!

You can learn more about Xovita on my website at www.healthychocolatejoy.com, or visit the MXI Corp official Xovita web page.

As the category creator and world leader in healthy chocolate, the vision of MXI Corp is to transform and improve lives worldwide through its unique and healthy chocolate products.

Through ‘Life’s Perfect Blend‘, XoVita Xocai products cover broad class of nutrients known to benefit the body in a variety of ways and consistently have the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) and Flavanoid content among antioxidant products today.

What is XoVita?
XoVita is an exclusive and proprietary high-antioxidant blend of Cacao, Acai and Blueberries.

Cacao:
Cacao is rich in several different phytonutrients, many of which are lacking in today’s modern diet. Cacao boasts the highest antioxidant content of any known food, and countless studies have demonstrated its health-promoting properties.

Acai:
Acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry is a high-energy fruit harvested on cooperative farms from a unique Amazonian palm tree, and has been utilized by natives of that region for centuries in a variety of ways. This nutrient-packed berry has been heralded by various doctors, health professionals and celebrities for its unusually high levels of antioxidant compounds.

Blueberries:
The Power of Blue! Blueberries consistently rank very high in antioxidants compared to other fruits and plants. They are bursting with nutrients and flavor, yet very low in calories. Blueberries continue to be one of the best choices to include in a healthy diet.

Ready to learn more about Xovita? Give me a call at 864-990-1361 and I’ll tell you all about it!

Billion Dollar Chocolate Market?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Own Your Own Greenville SC Healthy Chocolate Business If you have been toying with the idea of starting your own home-based Greenville healthy chocolate business, I have a suggestion. Pick any a weight-loss chocolate product; Xocai Nuggets, Xocai Omega Squares, the Xocai protein bar, Activ, Sipping Xocolate, the Xocai Powerhouse cookie, or the Xocai protein shake. Now, figure out which Greenville SC submarkets would be most interested in that particular antioxidant chocolate product.

When I tried this little exercise for several different Xocai weight-loss chocolate products, I was surprised at the diverse demographics of the South Carolina healthy chocolate submarkets. It re-affirmed the fact that the global chocolate market does include virtually everyone.

There are people in every South Carolina city, age group and socio-economic class that consume chocolate daily. A significant portion of these Anderson and Greenville chocolate lovers are concerned about the high fat content of traditional chocolate snacks sold everywhere in South Carolina.

It is no Easley MLM secret that the demand for healthy chocolate is steadily increasing, right along with the median age of Greenville SC boomers.

For an informative, delicious and friendly Xocai review, join me at my next Easley healthy chocolate meeting. Call 864-990-1361 for the time, date and location.

I eat and share healthy chocolate for a living.

Guilt-Free Chocolate

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Guilt-Free Chocolate in Easley Jeanette L. Brooks of Xocai rejects the conventional wisdom about chocolate. While most people around South Carolina have accepted without question the idea that chocolate is the very antithesis of a healthy food, Jeanette decided to leverage the fact that chocolate is healthy, and created the world’s first healthy chocolate company.

Jeanette acknowledges that traditional chocolate candy sold in local convenience stores is bad for us. It contains tropical oils, refined sugar, wax and a host of artificial flavors and colors. In fact, the chocolate we have all grown up with has very little actual chocolate.

Jeanette decided to find a way to create healthy antioxidant chocolate. Jeanette aimed high. She didn’t set out to merely create a health-neutral chocolate; one that, though not harmful, was not exactly beneficial. She was determined to formulate a truly healthy chocolate.

It wasn’t easy. Jeanette and Xocai co-founder Andrew Brooks circled the globe researching cacao growers and chocolate processing operations. They discovered that the cacao bean with the highest concentration of antioxidants is grown in the Republic of Ivory Coast, Africa.

In order to transform the cacao bean into a delicious health-enhancing food, it was necessary to develop a process that did not require harmful additives. This was a significant hurdle. One of the main reasons that traditional chocolate is so bad for us is because harmful ingredients are used to process the super-healthy cacao bean. These ingredients are used as emulsifiers, preservatives, flavorings and cheap fillers.

Jeanette and her team invented a cold-press method that is unique to Xocai weight-loss chocolate. This processing method makes it possible to transform the cacao bean into an edible form that retains all the nutrients without adding the adverse ingredients.

Is your mouth watering for a dark chocolate treat? Call 864-990-1361 to order Xocai in Greenville SC and the surrounding areas.

Empty calories? Taboo for diabetics? Artery-clogging? With Xocai healthy chocolate, sometimes called ‘New York Times chocolate‘, you can forget everything you ever learned about the world’s favorite food. You can eat Xocai chocolate to your hearts content with zero guilt. And when you lick the creamy chocolate off the tips of your fingers, you can thank Jeanette for that moment of bliss.

Acai Berry Chocolate

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

New Hot Business in Greenville SC Hello, you’ve found the blog for the Easley new hot business –  Xocai healthy dark chocolate.

Previous Xocai blog articles have talked at length about cold-processed cacao, the key ingredient in Xocai weight-loss chocolate. Today’s article focuses on another super food used in Xocai chocolates: the amazing berry acai.

Unlike berries grown around South Carolina, the ace berry is native to the Amazon rain forest and, unfortunately, is highly perishable. In fact, acai berries go bad within one day of being picked. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to buy acai berry juice for daily consumption.

Luckily, freeze-dried acai berry powder retains all the nutrients of fresh acai pulp and can be shipped to Greenville SC without harm.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone, MD, FACN touted the acai berry and its health and skin benefits on Oprah several years ago. He said the acai berry is ‘one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world!’ The following information taken from Dr. Perricone’s acai berry recommendation is found on Oprah’s website. Dr. Perricone listed the following about the acai berry:

  • A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
  • A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

Dr. Perricone, MD, FACN, is known as the Father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging and a clinical and research dermatologist.

Give me a call if you’d like to learn more, or email me using the form on my Contact page.

-Kathie Bobbitt, 864-990-1361

Hey, My Friends – Chocolate for Healthy Digestion?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Passive Income Selling Healthy Chocolate Hi, its Kathie Bobbitt again. Today’s featured healthy chocolate product is Xocai XoBiotic Squares which contain valuable Probiotics.

‘Biotic’ means ‘life’. (It has the same ‘bio’ root such as ‘biology’ and ‘biography’.) Probiotic, therefore, means ‘pro-life’. Probiotics are living microorganisms that maintain and improve health. Xocai has discovered that chocolate is one of the most effective delivery systems for probiotics.

Probiotics play a role in immune strength and digestive function. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, 95 million Americans suffer from digestive problems. Some 60 million have heartburn, 50 million have irritable bowel syndrome, and 20 million suffer from stomach ulcers.

Perhaps you are one of the Greenville area people who are troubled by digestive problems. Have you ever thought that eating chocolate could help? Of course the Snickers and Hershey bars sold at any Easley grocery store are not the answer (hello diarrhea), however, Xocai XoBiotic squares deliver to your GI tract the microrganisms it needs for proper digestive function.

An 11 gram square of Xocai XoBiotic chocolate contains one billion microorganisms (the good kind!) of two types; Lactobacillus Helveticus R0052 and Bifido Bacterium Longum R0175.

If you are like many chocolate lovers, you don’t need an extra reason to eat Xocai antioxidant chocolate. However, isn’t it good to know that there is a Xocai dark chocolate product that not only contains antioxidants, it contains the ‘good bacteria’ that can promote digestive health?

I hold Xocai healthy chocolate meetings regularly at my home. If you would like to join me at my next meeting, contact me at 864-990-1361 for the date and time. You can sample Xocai XoBiotic squares and Activ.

If you are interested in a home-based upstate South Carolina business that capitalizes on the insatiable chocolate market and the equally thriving health and wellness market–we can talk about that also.

I eat and share healthy chocolate for a living