Just a few fun facts about our nutrient packed snacks and why we’re “nuts” for some of our most used ingredients!
They lower LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and reduces risk of heart disease.
The essential mineral potassium that they contain is very important in the body for healthy blood pressure and heart function.
They contain magnesium, an important mineral that promotes relaxation of our veins and arteries… resulting in improved blood flow, carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
The phosphorous in them helps to build strong bones and teeth.
They contain healthy fat for energy. Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) are great for our body. We metabolizes these fats in the liver, and it immediately gets converted into energy (fuel for the brain and muscle function) rather than being stored as fat.
Great for weight control. Studies show that it decreases abdominal fat, It’s easy to digest, and it protects the body from insulin resistance.
Benefits digestive disorders by acting as an anti-microbial. It has a soothing effects on bacteria, candida and parasites that cause poor digestion.
It boosts metabolism by helping us to burn more calories. A speedy metabolism helps to boost our immune system and keep weight off!
Getting healthy fats in our diet is more satisfying than carbs. Constant hunger means our body isn’t being fed properly! These healthy fats help to stop sugar cravings and fuel our energy reserves properly.
Research shows that it could reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders due to the antibacterial and antifungal properties. Bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide.
Honey has studies that show it can prevent cancer and heart disease because of the flavonoids and antioxidants that can help reduce the risk.
It’s also a favorite for athletes due to it being a natural sweetener that naturally improves recovery time by maintaining glycogen levels.
Even though honey contains simple sugars, it’s not the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. It’s exact combination of fructose and glucose actually help the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have lower glycemic index than others.
Pepita seeds, also known as pumpkin seeds, are very high in Magnesium. 80% of Americans are deficient in this vital and very healthy mineral. It keeps our bones strong and our hearts healthy. Known as the “antistress” mineral and limits the effects of free radical damage.
They are also very rich in zinc, another important mineral. Zinc helps our immune system, helps with sleep, mood, senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, and insulin regulation.
These seeds are also high in antioxidants that protect us from harmful free radicals. We can never have too much of that! They are also high in the B-complex group of vitamins which help convert our food into fuel, reduce “bad” cholesterol, help with metabolism, promote healthy skin and hair, and many more benefits.