Walnuts are known as “food for your brain.” Studies have shown that walnuts provide health benefits to improve memory and the cognitive process. They are a high source of protein and contain Omega-3 fatty acids and proteins that nourish the nervous system. The form of Vitamin E contained in walnuts, gamma-tocopherol, is particularly beneficial for cardiovascular health. Walnuts have a wide variety of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients which help to promote heart health and assist in preventing type 2 diabetes. Walnuts also contain melatonin which helps to regulate the body’s sleep cycles and circadian rhythms.
Organic Raw Almond Butter
Almond butter is rich in monounsaturated fat which helps to lower cholesterol and has a positive impact on heart health. Almonds also contain fiber, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, potassium as well as protein and Vitamin E. Almonds are a good source of antioxidants.
Organic Raw Pineapple
Pineapple is very beneficial for the digestive system. It contains the enzyme Bromelain, which assists in the digestion of protein as well as helping to reduce inflammation in the body. Pineapple is a good source of dietary fiber which promotes colon health. The carbohydrates in pineapple will provide the body with natural energy. Pineapple also contains calcium, potassium and manganese.
Organic Raw Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are one of the earliest known cultivated plants. They contain a balanced ratio of Omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids as well as all of the essential amino acids. These nutrients are present in hemp seeds in an easily digestible form and in perfect ratio for human nutritional needs. This makes hemp seeds a good source of high quality protein. Hemp seeds also contain potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron.
Organic Raw Goji Berries
Goji berries were first planted in the Himalayas 3,000 years ago and are still harvested there today. They have been known for their strength building and anti-aging properties. Goji berries offer an exceptional balance of healthy carbohydrates, high quality protein, healthy fat and soluble fiber. They contain 18 kinds of amino acids (6 times higher than bee pollen). They are filled with antioxidants, 21 trace minerals and are the richest source of carotenoids of all foods on the planet. They have 500 times the amount of Vitamin C by weight than oranges. Goji berries also contain polysaccharides which fortify the immune system.
Organic Raw Dates
Dates are rich in polyphenols, which are plant antioxidants that have a high capacity to reduce oxidative stress and destroy free radicals. Dates have a natural balance of many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and potassium, which work in harmony to help lower blood pressure and ensure healthy bone development. Dates are high in fiber, digest very easily and promote friendly bacteria in the intestines. They have a high enzyme content to facilitate nutrient assimilation, have a fortifying effect on the digestive system and give the body an energy boost.
Coconuts contain protein, potassium, magnesium and provide many beneficial nutrients that are good for building muscle. The iodine content in coconuts nourish the metabolic system. The heart healthy fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA). MCFAs are easily metabolized and used for energy so they are not stored as fat. Because the MCFAs metabolize so efficiently, they act like a carbohydrate to boost endurance and provide immediate energy for athletes, dieters and those who have difficulty digesting fat. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is also known for being anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It assists calcium absorption into the skeletal structure and enhances the immune system.
Organic Raw Chia Seeds
The Aztec nation cultivated Salvia hispanica L. (chia seeds) as one of their nutritional foundations. They referred to these seeds as “running food” because it provided extraordinary energy and power. Today, chia seeds are recognized as a nutritional powerhouse because they contain the highest plant source of Omega-3’s on the planet, have more antioxidants than blueberries and are a high quality, complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids. They also furnish an abundance of soluble and insoluble fiber. Chia seeds are a rich source of vitamins as well as calcium, magnesium and iron.
Organic Carob Powder
Carob is high in fiber and contains calcium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and other trace minerals. The tannins in carob are a good form of antioxidants. Chocolate contains caffeine and cacao contains the theobromine, both stimulants; Carob does not contain either.