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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.”
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.
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.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.