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Chia seeds provide antioxidant activity. 30% of the chia seed’s oil is Omega 3 oil. 40% of its oil is Omega 6 oil. This provides the nice balance those who take supplemental Essential Fatty Acids are looking for. The chia seed’s substantially dense percentage in alpha-linolenic fatty acid also makes this seed a healthy dietary source of fatty acids. The chia seeds are great for athletes because they are highly hydrophilic. Being hydrophilic means it absorbs large amounts of water. Chia Seeds can absorb over 10 times their weight in water making them a great enhancer in hydrating our bodies. They absorb the water we drink holding it in our system longer. Studies show that eating chia seed slows down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. This leads scientists to believe that the chia seed may have great benefits for diabetics. The chia seed gels when becoming wet and this gel, when in our digestive systems, helps prevent some of the food, hence calories that we eat from getting absorbed into our system. This blockage of calorie absorption makes the chia seed a great diet helper. Eating the seeds also helps dieters by making them feel fuller faster so they will be less hungry. Chia seeds are high in fiber and in healthy oils making them an excellent addition to many detox programs.
*Used in all our Chronic Protein Granolas, Protein Crumbles, and Peanut Butter Protein Truffles.
Pumpkin seeds are delicious and often overlooked parts of a pumpkin that have many health benefits packed into their small shape. These benefits include their ability to help strengthen your metabolism, heal your body efficiently, boost your heart health, lift your mood, help you sleep, protect your bones, prevent cancer, eliminate kidney stones, alleviate inflammation, boost your immune system, defend against parasites, & detoxify the body. The staggering health benefits of pumpkin seeds come from its nutritional composition, including impressive levels of manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, zinc, iron, and protein, as well as smaller amounts of B complex vitamins, and vitamin A. Furthermore, pumpkin seeds have phytosterols, an organic compound that also contributes to its healthy qualities.
*Used in our Chronic Pumpkin Seed Protein Granola.
In the raw foods community many people believe in raw cacao, or raw chocolate (not the roasted, processed cousin known as cocoa) as a super food for health and vitality. The much touted nutritional benefits of raw cacao range from reducing cataracts to improving heart function & alleviating stress. The theobromine naturally found in raw cacao is a mild, non-addictive stimulant that some believe can treat depression. It may cause the brain to produce more of a neurotransmitter called anandamide which would account for the euphoric sensation some feel when indulging in chocolate. Nowadays we know that raw cacao is certainly very high in antioxidant flavanoids, sulfur and magnesium. The essential fatty acids found in chocolate may help the body to raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol. Amongst the loftiest claims in raw food, culture is that raw cacao will reduce your risk of cancer as the high levels of antioxidants reduce the number of free radicals in the body.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Crumbles & Peanut Butter Protein Truffles.
With twice the protein content of rice or barley, quinoa is a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. It also possesses good levels of several B vitamins, vitamin E and dietary fibre. Quinoa is among the least allergenic of all the grains, making it a fantastic wheat-free choice. Like buckwheat, quinoa has an excellent amino acid profile, as it contains all nine essential amino acids making it a complete-protein source. Quinoa is therefore an excellent choice for vegans who may struggle to get enough protein in their diets. Quinoa is high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which make it potentially beneficial for human health in the prevention and treatment of disease. Quinoa contains small amounts of the heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and, in comparison to common cereal grasses has a higher content of monounsaturated fat. As a complete protein, quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids – including the elusive lysine and isoleucine acids, which most other grains lack. Naturally high in dietary fiber, quinoa is a slowly digested carbohydrate, making it a good low-GI option.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Crumbles & Peanut Butter Protein Truffles.
Honey is made up of fructose (40%), glucose (30%), water and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Due to the high level of fructose, honey is sweeter than table sugar. Honey is a high carbohydrate food and has a GI value of 55 (moderate range). Some varieties of honey have a lower GI however, because of fluctuating fructose levels (the more fructose, the lower the GI). The health benefits of honey depend on its processing as well as the quality of the flowers the bees collect pollen from. Raw honey is honey that has not been heated, pasteurized, clarified or filtered in any way, and this form typically retains more of the health promoting nutrients that can be lost to the standard processing methods. Honey, particularly darker varieties, is a rich source of chemical compounds such as flavonoids. Flavonoids have been reported to have antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties. Due to the flavonoid content, some view honey as a healthier alternative to sugar and a source of antioxidants.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Crumbles, Protein Granolas, & Peanut Butter Protein Truffles.
The health benefits of maple syrup include a healthy heart and a healthier immune system. It also has antioxidant properties that protect our body from free radicals. The nutrients found in maple syrup include energy, water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and sugars. In terms of minerals, it contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus sodium, potassium, and zinc. Vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and B6 are also found in maple syrup. Maple syrup is a good source of both zinc and magnesium, which play a key role in strengthening the immune system. A lack of these minerals could easily lead to a reduction in the number of white blood cells, which affects the response of the immune system. Supplementing these minerals is the only way known to restore their levels to the proper state. Maple Syrup has various antioxidant properties that are essential for healthy living. Antioxidants are important for the body as they neutralize free radicals, which may cause various health ailments. Mitochondria are one of the cells that are responsible for energy production, but during this process, free radicals are produced within the mitochondria. This function requires enzymes that are prone to damage or harm by other microorganisms in the body. It is the function of the manganese mineral present in the maple syrup to supply the superoxide dismutase which is an oxidative enzyme. This enzyme helps in disarming the dangerous free radicals that are produced by the mitochondria when performing its normal metabolic functions. The presence of zinc in the body is one of the best ways that has been proven to protect the heart against such diseases. Maple syrup contains zinc and its consumption may protect and prevent against various cardiovascular disorders. Zinc also enhances the performance of the endothelial cells by protecting them against damage due to the existence of excess cholesterol, together with other oxidized lipids. The blood vessels are comprised of different components among the endothelial cells, which form the inner lining of these vessels. A low level of zinc exposes the linings to injuries, which in return can affect the normal operations of the heart.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Granolas & Vegan Protein Crumble.
Dates contain small amounts of almost every essential mineral. The ones of note are potassium, manganese and copper, which are present at 8 to 10 percent of the daily value. Your body relies on potassium to regulate fluid balance, heart beat, blood pressure and nerve impulses. Copper is used for the synthesis of connective tissues and helps maintain proper brain and red blood cell function. Manganese plays a part in forming bones, blood clotting factors and sex hormones, regulating energy metabolism, calcium absorption and blood sugar level and maintaining brain and nerve function.The vitamins present at the highest percentage of your daily needs are vitamin B-6, niacin and pantothenic acid. Eating two dates provides you with 6 percent of the daily value for B-6 and 4 percent of the daily values for pantothenic acid and niacin. These nutrients play a role in red blood cell production, energy metabolism, growth and development and skin health, the nervous system and the digestive system.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Cookie Doughs, and all the Protein Truffles except the Peanut Butter Truffles.
Gluten Free Oats:
Oats help to lower high blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol – not to mention a packed portfolio of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Oats are also the go-to fitness food for beginners and athletes alike. A bowl of their slow-releasing, wholegrain goodness an hour before exercise ensures blood sugar levels remain steady through a workout, while providing enough energy to keep you going.Their stellar credentials were boosted even further by a recent study in the US claiming people who ate a diet rich in wholegrains were about 15% less likely to die from heart disease, compared with people who opted instead for white and refined options.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Granolas & Protein Crumbles.
Almonds are rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. Adding raw almonds to your diet will yield many health benefits. Raw almonds are filled with healthy fats. While they do contain a small amount of saturated fat, most of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated fat, which is known for its ability to promote healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health. Nuts play a role in decreasing cholesterol levels. Almond are also a good source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. These nutrients are essential for keeping your bones and teeth healthy and strong. Just 1 ounce of nuts contains 8 percent of your daily intake of potassium, 20 percent of the recommended daily intake of magnesium and 14 percent of the phosphorus you need. A deficiency of these nutrients can cause osteoporosis, while an adequate intake prevents this degenerative bone disease. Magnesium is especially important for bone health because it helps to regulate the levels of calcium and vitamin D. Almonds contain three total grams of dietary fiber, with 0.5 grams in the form of soluble fiber. Fiber may be beneficial in controlling your weight because it helps to keep you full between meals. Insoluble fiber keeps your bowel movements regular, and soluble fiber forms a thick gel in your intestines that helps keep you satiated. The fat and protein in almonds promote satisfaction as well.
*Used in our Protein Granolas & Cacao Protein Truffles.
The health benefits of sea salt include good skin care, improved dental health, relief from rheumatoid arthritis, muscle cramps, psoriasis, and osteoarthritis. It also helps in providing relief from acne and rhinosinusitis. Furthermore, it is beneficial for exfoliation, nasal and eye wash, and an improved electrolytic balance of the body. It has healing properties that play a vital role in maintaining acid-alkali ratio, regular heartbeat, and relaxed sleep, along with providing relief from general body fatigue. Sea salt derives 82 essential trace nutrients from the mineral treasure trove present in sea water. These natural minerals are valuable for healthy functioning of the body. The nutritional wealth of sea salt includes vital minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bromide, chloride, iron, copper, and zinc among other beneficial elements.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Granolas.
Among nuts, the case may be made that walnuts are king, as research shows they may boost your health in a number of ways. One-quarter cup of walnuts provides more than 100% of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin. Walnuts are a rich source of energy and hold several health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health and wellness. They are rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids and an excellent source of all important omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Regular consumption of walnuts in the diet may help in lowering total as well as LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and increases HDL (“good cholesterol”) levels in the blood. Eating as just as an handful (25 g) of walnuts every day can provide about 90% of recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Research studies suggest that n-3 fatty acids by virtue of their anti-inflammatory actions may help lower blood pressure, cut-down coronary artery disease and stroke risk, and offer protection from breast, colon and prostate cancers. Additionally, they are rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall anti-oxidant activity, including melatonin, ellagic acid, vitamin E, carotenoids, and poly-phenolic compounds. These compounds are known to have potential health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases. Eating as few as six to seven walnuts a day could help scavenge almost all of disease causing free radicals from the human body. Further, they are an excellent source of vitamin E, a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. Walnuts are packed with several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. They also contain a rich source of minerals such as manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Truffles except the Peanut Butter Truffles.
Pecan nuts are rich source of energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness. The nuts are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of phenolic antioxidants. Regular addition of pecan nuts in the diet helps to decrease total as well as LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and increases HDL (“good cholesterol”) levels in the blood. Pecan nuts are a rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall antioxidant activity, including polyphenolic antioxidant ellagic acid, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin. Research studies have been suggestive of that these compounds help the body remove toxic oxygen-free radicals and thus, protect the body from diseases, cancers, as well as infections. Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. The nuts are very rich sources of several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Together, these vitamins work as co-factors for the enzyme metabolism inside the human body. Pecans are also a rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Cookie Doughs.
Native to the tropics, coconut is used to make several nutritious foods and beverages, from electrolyte-rich coconut water to zinc-rich coconut meat. Dehydrated, unsweetened, shredded coconut makes for a healthful addition to your diet, because it helps maintain healthy tissue and fights disease. Dietary fiber bulks up your food, helping to stave off hunger between meals. Dehydrated, shredded coconut also contains iron, a mineral important for healthy circulation and tissue maintenance. Iron helps drive new cell growth, and also helps new cells develop into functional tissue. It also plays a role in the transportation of oxygen in your blood, and helps your muscle tissue store oxygen for future use. Eating coconuts are excellent for one’s immunity. They are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Coconuts also support the development of strong, healthy bones and teeth. It does this by improving the body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium. It also prevents osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become thin and fragile and lose their density. This makes coconuts a good, healthy alternative for those who are lactose intolerant, but still want to have strong bones and teeth. Those who prefer a vegan diet can benefit from it as a good source of protein and fatty acids.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Crumbles and Peanut Butter Protein Truffles.
Contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is also easy to digest and it assists in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. Further, it increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and helping obese and overweight people lose weight. It strengthens the immune system because it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Coconut oil helps to improve the digestive system and thus prevents various stomach and digestion-related problems. The saturated fats present in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can cause indigestion. Coconut oil also helps in the absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Capric acid is a medium chain fatty acid (a Saturated Fat) present in coconut oil and it has antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Granolas.
Cacao beans contain natural chemicals called flavonoids, a type of antioxidant compound that promotes general health and might lower your risk of several diseases. Antioxidants stabilize and ultimately destroy free radicals in your cells and tissues. These potentially damaging chemicals are natural by-products of metabolism. They also form when your body breaks down environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke and organic solvents. Free radicals can injure your cells by interfering with cell membranes, damaging DNA and altering other cell components. In addition to removing free radicals, antioxidants also help decrease inflammation. Flavonoid antioxidants in cacao have significant benefits for your cardiovascular system, because cacao antioxidants block LDL oxidation, they can prevent plaque formation, improving circulation and lowering your risk of heart disease.
*Used in our Chronic Cacao Protein Truffles & Dark Chocolate Protein Crumble.
Saigon cinnamon is used widely as a ground spice due to its superior odor and flavor. While most varieties of cinnamon contain 0.5 – 2.5% essential oil, Saigon cinnamon contains 6%. Cinnamon's unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. Cinnamon's ability to lower the release of arachidonic acid from cell membranes also puts it in the category of an "anti-inflammatory" food that can be helpful in lessening inflammation. Cinnamon's essential oils also qualify it as an "anti-microbial" food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi, including the commonly problematic yeast. Seasoning a high carb food with cinnamon can help lessen its impact on your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon slows the rate at which the stomach empties after meals, reducing the rise in blood sugar after eating. Not only does consuming cinnamon improve the body's ability to utilize blood sugar, but also just smelling the wonderful odor of this sweet spice boosts brain activity! In addition to its unique essential oils, cinnamon is an excellent source of fiber and the trace mineral manganese while also a very good source of calcium. The combination of calcium and fiber in cinnamon is important and can be helpful for the prevention of several different conditions. Both calcium and fiber can bind to bile salts and help remove them from the body.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Granolas, Crumbles, and Peanut Butter Protein Truffles.
Pumpkin Pie Spice:
Pumpkin Pie Spice is a combination of the following spices:
Cinnamon is quite possibly one of the healthiest spices.
It has the ability to help those with insulin resistance by regulating blood sugar (very important for pre and diagnosed diabetics).
Cinnamon has an amazing ability to fight yeast infections. Candida can cause a lot of issues for women, but studies have shown that cinnamon is one of the best natural remedies for killing the fungus. This characteristic also makes it great for food preservation.
And like all of the pumpkin spice components, it’s great for digestive health and IBS issues.
A little nutmeg can go a long way… there is such a thing as too much of this stuff which can deliver quite a high when taken in larger doses.
But in small amounts, it’s quite the super spice… nutmeg is a brain stimulant helping to eliminate fatigue and stress. In fact, ancient Romans and Greeks used it to create a brain toxic to improve concentration and focus.
It’s also an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever when taken orally or made into an oil and massaged onto sore muscles/joints. It can also help take away redness and puffiness from acne and scars.
Ginger is a super root! The compound that gives ginger it’s distinct flavor, gingerol, has been linked to decrease risk of cancer, as well as power to slow tumor growth. Perhaps this is why cancer is less prevalent in countries like Japan where ginger is used on a daily basis.
First off, did you know that allspice is the dried fruit of the pimento tree? Learn something new every day, right!?
The active compounds in allspice have anti-flatulent abilities. Who needs Beano when you can have allspice!? It also contains an oil, eugenol, which has antiseptic qualities.
The well-known mouth and breath freshener that is scientifically known as Mentha, has more than two dozen species and hundreds of varieties. It is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties. Mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. Mint is a natural stimulant, and the smell alone can be enough to charge your batteries and get your brain functioning on a high level again. If you are feeling sluggish, anxious, depressed, or simply exhausted, mint and its derivative essential oils can help. Aside from all the other health benefits of mint, it also can help in your efforts to lose weight in a healthy way! Mint is a stimulant, as we’ve already mentioned, but it also absorbs nutrients from food and consumes fat and turns it into usable energy. Therefore, by adding mint to your diet, you are increasing the amount of fat that is being consumed and put to use, rather than being stored and contributing to your weight gain! Extracts from mint leaves have been shown to inhibit the release of histamines, which often spur on the severe nasal symptoms that are associated with hay fever and seasonal allergies.
*Used in our Chronic Chocolate Peppermint Protein Truffles.
Vanilla extract is chiefly composed of simple and complex sugars, essential oils, vitamins, and minerals. The chief chemical component in the beans is vanillin. Its extract contains small amounts of B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6. These vitamins help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism. This condiment spice also contains small traces of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The body uses manganese and copper as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome-oxidases enzymes.
*Used in our Chronic Protein Granolas.