Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ 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.

Earth-Friendly and Hip-Friendly Chocolate Here?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Health Chocolate When it comes to eco-responsibility, many companies talk the talk, but do they really walk the walk? I can’t speak for all health supplement businesses, but I can tell you about MXI, the makers of Xocai healthy chocolate.

The business practices of MXI are beneficial to both the people involved and the land which they inhabit. Cacao, the principal ingredient in Xocai antioxidant chocolate is 100 percent ethically traded. Xocai buys cacao beans from small family-owned farms in Ivory Coast. The cacao farmers earn a fair wage and work in humane conditions. Xocai cacao growers do not use agricultural pesticides and their farming practices are environmentally sustainable.

The other main natural ingredient used to make Xocai dark chocolate is the acai berry. MXI purchases freeze-dried acai berries from cooperative farms in the Amazon rainforest. The Acai Palm is a low-maintenance rainforest tree. Unfortunately, in the past few generations, many Acai Palms have been cut down to clear the land for cattle pastures. The recent increase in global acai demand is now promoting the preservation of the Acai Palm. Local farmers have started planting new Acai Palms on their property to increase their acai harvest. As MXI continues to purchase greater quantities of freeze-dried acai pulp, rainforest economies are reaping the benefits.

In summary, here are some additional reasons to enjoy Xocai:

  • Ivory Coast cacao growers expanding their farms and increasing their profits from health chocolate.
  • South America acai growers reversing deforestation while profiting from an indigenous, sustainable crop.
  • Xocai can provide a steady income stream for your household economy!

Kathie Bobbitt
Easley, South Carolina
864-990-1361 www.healthychocolatejoy.com

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.

Magnificent Magnesium and South Carolina

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Easley MLM Secrets Without sufficient levels of the mineral magnesium,  people cannot perform at their best.

Your body stores magnesium in your bones, tissues and organs. Only 1 percent is found in your blood, but it is critical that the blood level remains constant. Magnesium plays a role in over 300 biochemical processes including blood pressure control, heart rhythm, muscle and nerve function, energy metabolism, protein synthesis, blood sugar regulation and cell growth and repair.

Clearly, magnesium is a vital mineral that must be consumed regularly. Xocai healthy chocolate products, made from cold-processed magnesium-rich cacao, can help people make sure they get enough of this miracle mineral.

Some Greenville people may require extra magnesium.
Many common medicines prescribed by South Carolina doctors can cause a magnesium deficiency because they either limit absorption or trigger magnesium loss. Diuretics, antibiotics, and cancer medications (anti-neoplastic) can necessitate magnesium supplementation. Spartanburg diabetics with hyperglycemia may be at risk for magnesium deficiency. Crohn’s disease, gluten sensitivity, and other intestinal disorders can cause deficiencies. As with many other nutritional deficiencies, South Carolina seniors are at a greater risk.

Xocai antioxidant chocolate is the tastiest way for people to maintain healthy mineral levels. Xocai offers a variety of dark chocolate products. Omega squares, Xe energy drink, Activ, and Powerhouse cookies are just a few of the Xocai weight-loss chocolate products enjoyed by health conscious Easley chocolate lovers.

To order Xocai, call Kathie at 864-990-1361 or send a note to info@healthychocolatejoy.com. When you taste Xocai chocolate, you won’t believe you are eating the most potent antioxidant available in Greenville SC.