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or Xocai Healthy Chocolate is: Raw dark Chocolate. Raw chocolate is the number 1 food source of antioxidants known today. Acai berry is the number 2 source.Why do we need antioxidants? The levels of antioxidants within your body are directly proportional to how long and healthfully you will live.What do antioxidants do? Antioxidants help the body fight disease by scavenging for and absorbing free radicals. Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage (inflammation) which causes diseases like cancer.What is a free radical? Free radicals are mostly unavoidable harmful elements in our environment.Examples of free radicals are: Air pollution, ocean pollution, trash, chemicals on food, in water, from yard and home cleaning products, traffic, asbestos and wildfires to name a few.Why are free radicals so harmful? Too many free radicals cause an inflammatory condition within our bodies. Inflammation is now suspected as a cause of 4 of the 5 major causes of death in the U.S. today: heart attack, stroke, cancer and diabetes. By absorbing free radicals, antioxidants reduce or eliminate disease producing inflammation while improving the health of individuals who are already sick.Eating a high antioxidant diet means: fewer allergic reactions, improved blood pressure and cognitive function, a stronger immune system, elevated mood, better sleep, increased energy, and an increase in the sensitivity of insulin use by the body. Antioxidants protect the brain against both Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease.How do we measure Antioxidants? The ORAC Scale, Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity, is the international standard for measuring the antioxidant values of consumer food products. Many prestigious companies including the USDA use this scale when assuring quality of a particular product.Xocai proudly displays Brunswick Labs' quality assurance seal on all its products.