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Let us tell you about some of the benefits you're getting from eating the wonderful whole ingredients we use in our products!
Walnuts are a mega-nutritious nut! They are an excellent source of omega 3 essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants, protein, fiber, and the minerals copper, manganese, molybdenum. The antioxidants and EFA's are believed to be beneficial for heart and brain health, male reproductive health, for lowering blood pressure, and for helping to reduce the risk of certain cancers. As well they have been shown to reduce inflammation, which is a known culprit in such diseases as cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer's.
Coconut is rich in medium-chain fatty acids that can actually help boost metabolism, thus aid in fat loss. It is metabolized quickly and instead of sticking around on ones midsection, it gets burned off as energy for the body and brain. Being a good source of energy it may help enhance athletic performance. It contains compounds that can kill harmful pathogens like viruses and fungi, and as such it is beneficial for a healthy digestive tract. Coconut can help increase HDL "the good" cholestrol. And, it's famously known for keeping skin and hair healthy looking, for preventing wrinkles and age spots, all while it provides protection from the sun.
Dried apricots are high in carotenoids and other potent antioxidant phytonutrients. Their beta-carotene content makes them especially rich in vitamin A, which is essential for cell growth, immune system function and eye health. Dried apricots contain significant amounts of fiber, non-heme iron, and potassium.
Brown Rice Crisps
Brown rice is a highly nutritious grain that is easily digestible. It is high in all B vitamins which are beneficial for your nervous system, making it useful for managing stress, and may even help with relieving mental depression. Additionally, the B vitamins as a complex group, help prevent infections and support cell health, growth of red blood cells, energy levels, good eyesight, healthy brain function, healthy appetite, hormones and cholesterol production, cardiovascular health, and muscle tone. Brown rice is also a source of calcium, phosphorous, iron, protein, magnesium, manganese, and selenium.
Peanut Butter is rich in protein and has many vitamins such as vitamin D, iodine, magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamin B3 and biotin. It has plenty of monounsaturated fats which eaten in moderation can be a heart healthy fat. Peanuts may be beneficial in the prevention of gallstones, and protect against age related cognitive decline such as Alzheimer's. Peanuts can even help with weight loss because of their high fat content, which helps stave off feelings of hunger for longer.
Coffee beans are rich in antioxidants, but also in caffeine, unless decaffeinated. Studies have show that coffee may help protect against Type 2 Diabetes and lower the risk of Parkinson's disease and certain cancers, while also helping to improve heart and liver health.
Dates are a great source quick energy, but also contain lots of fiber, antioxidants, vitamin B6 and hold an impressive mineral panel, with the highest being potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, making them beneficial for the health of your brain, bones, bowels, a for blood sugar balance. There is so much more to this small dried fruit than just natural sweetness and deliciousnesss!!!
Cocoa, in it's pure form (pictured above), has been found to be linked with such health benefits as improved heart and brain health, decreased inflammation, improved mood, blood sugar and weight control, and healthy teeth and skin. Being high in minerals but also antioxidants,such as flavanoids, it is known to protect the cell from damage making it highly beneficial in the prevention of cancer and other diseases. Cocoa may be useful for those with asthma as it contains compounds that help your lungs dilate, your airways relax, and decreases inflammation
This flavourful morsel is often a favourite of nut lovers. It too is packed full of protien and other valueable nutrients like zinc, vitamin E, betacarotine, and antioxidants, making it helpful for immune health,
heart health and disease prevention. It's antioxidants including Vitamin E, help reduce oxidative stress caused by inflammation, protecting cells and therefore tissues of vital organs like your brain.
These tiny seeds, with a mild, nutty and buttery flavour, are yet another powerhouse of goodness. They’re very high in protein, omega 3 essential fatty acids, and fiber. Consuming them is beneficial to heart health, healthy skin, hair and nails, good digestion and bowel function, as well as general good health. Being high in fat they are helpful for staying satiated longer, thus keeping hunger at bay. They are also a good source of vitamin E, and the minerals, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. A powerhouse indeed!!
Almonds like all nuts are high in protein, but they also have many different nutrients, such as zinc magnesium, iron, potassium, copper, calcium, manganese, vitamin E, B2, fiber, phytosterols, and other antioxidants. These nutrients are beneficial for many aspects of good health including the health of the immune system, bones, heart, and provide assistance in lowering blood pressure, blood sugar and and LDL cholesterol levels. They can even help with feeling satiated, thereby promoting weight loss.
Pumpkin Seeds are simply loaded with good nutrition. As with all seeds, they are a super source of protein and antioxidants and many minerals including iron, and very importantly, zinc, which is a big-time factor in immune system health, wound healing and for men prostate health. They are an excellent source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. All of these amazing nutrients make pumpkin seeds a great food choice for such things as reducing the risk of certain cancers, promoting good heart health, helping to manage blood sugars and provide anti-diabetic effects, and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Maple Syrup (Sugar) contains significant levels of zinc and moderate amounts of iron and calcium. Otherwise, it's extremely delicious, and a great natural sweetner.