What are the benefits of Almond Milk?
Almond milk is a tasty, nutritious milk alternative that has many important health benefits. It is low in calories and sugar and high in calcium, vitamin E and vitamin D. (LINK TO WHAT VITAMINS DO)
Additionally, it is suitable for people with lactose intolerance, a dairy allergy or kidney disease, as well as those who are vegan or avoiding dairy for any other reason.
Almond milk contains 50% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin E. It contains antioxidant properties that are essential to the health of your skin.
Why do we use almond milk?
With no cholesterol or saturated fat, a low sodium count and its high healthy fat content (omega fatty acids to name one), almond milk is used in our products for the health benefits such as aiding in the prevention of high blood pressure and heart disease)
One cup (240 ml) of almond milk can provide 20–50% of your daily vitamin E requirement.
Peanut butter is cholesterol free and contains a lot of protein and healthy fats. A delicious way to meet your dietary goals. One serving contains around 8g of protein(brand depending).It contains a selection of vitamins and minerals, such as Potassium, magnesium and zinc.
Why we use peanut butter?
With high protein content, it aids in growth and repair and also it helps keep you full and satisfied for longer. The fats in peanut butter are primarily unsaturated, good for your heart health and cholesterol.(both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated)
Perfect for a hike when you need to keep your body fuelled without eating a large heavy meal (LAUREN biking page?)
Cocoa powder is rich in theobromine, which helps to reduce inflammation and can protect you from diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Since cocoa is rich in phytonutrients but low in fat and sugar, the calories you get from cocoa powder will be packed with healthy chemicals.
70% Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which may provide several health benefits.
Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana).
As it has zero calories but is 200 times sweeter than table sugar, it’s a popular choice for many people looking to lose weight and decrease sugar intake.
What is not to love about strawberries, they are sodium free, fat free, cholesterol free and low in calories. In terms of antioxidant properties they are among the top 20 fruits and a great source of magnese and potassium.,
Commonly unknown fact: 8 Strawberries provide more vitamin C than an orange.
Why we use strawberries?
Strawberries are the most popular berry in the world. On top of their delicious taste, these little heart shaped berries protect your heart, lower your blood pressure and guard against cancer. We use strawberries in our Strawberry & Coconut protein balls, along with the ingredient below they are a nutritious snack to boost your energy levels and benefit your health overall.
Despite being small in size, raisins pack quite the punch in terms of energy, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They are also fat-free and cholesterol-free, high in antioxidants, and an excellent source of fibre. Naturally sweet, they are high in sugar and calories, but are beneficial in moderation. They can aid in digestion, keep your bones strong and boost iron levels.
Why do we use raisins?
Raisins are great for endurance athletes. They offer a quick hit of carbohydrates and can help improve your performance, that’s why our Strawberry & Coconut protein balls are perfectly blended and balanced with them.
Raspberries are one of the lowest sugar fruits, high in fibre and pinnacles of antioxidants. These antioxidant properties have been tied to lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. These properties also help reduce inflammation, which is great if you are working out regularly as this is a known trigger of premature ageing.
Why do we use raspberries?
There is a lot of stress in life, one form of stress is oxidative stress. Raspberries help to counter oxidative stress. Raspberries are a top brain supporting food, with the flavonoids in berries demonstrating improved coordination, memory and mood. They help clearing out toxic proteins tied to brain dysfunction. We are HUGE believers in not only eating better for function, but the links to mental health are undeniable, we use raspberries in our Raspberry & Almond Chocolate protein balls and will be a big feature in our soon launch Breakfast pots.
All nuts provide an excellent source of protein, but cashews take the cake in this instance with their particularly well-balanced nutritional profile. They contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and no cholesterol, making them an extraordinary heart healthy choice and have been associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.In addition they are powerhouses for copper and zinc.(LINK TO VITS ZINC SECTION)
Our Healthy Chocolate Truffles are made with Cashews, coconut oil, cacao powder and are the perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea, and have so many health benefits, so they are enjoyed without the guilt.
Almonds (Ground and flaked)
Almonds are a healthy high-fat food, largely monounsaturated fats, which helps to protect the heart by maintaining levels of (good) HDL cholesterol. They are a great source of fibre and protein, and contain important nutrients including vitamin E, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins, especially folate and biotin (vitamin B7). Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss.