Organic LIVING Superfoods
Organic Raw "Taste of the Tropics" Trail MixOrganic LIVING Superfoods
Organic Raw "Taste of the Tropics" Trail Mix
All of the healthful flavors that will take you to the Tropics - Raw shredded coconut, sun-dried pineapple, dark chocolate coconut chunks, raw sprouted coconuted-crusted cashews, and raw sprouted coconut crusted macadamia nuts.
Coconut helps to improve heart and brain health with its short chain and medium chain fatty acids (which have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios unlike long-chain fatty acids which make up nearly 98% of all fatty acids consumed). It's good at helping to reduce sweet cravings and is made up of an impressive 61% dietary fiber. More impressive is the fact that it's all insoluble fiber, meaning that the body cannot digest it, no calories are derived from it, and it has no effect of blood sugar. In addition, coconut helps to improve digestion by supporting the proper absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It also helps prevent obesity by speeding up metabolism while providing an immediate source of energy with less calories than other fats.
Cashews are rich sources of B-vitamins and are also a great source of essential minerals such as manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. They are packed with soluble dietary fiber and numerous health-promoting antioxidants and phytochemicals that help protect from diseases and cancers, they are great for energy, and have even been shown to help prevent gallstones from forming. Cashews are abundant in heart-friendly monounsaturated-fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids which promote good cardiovascular health by reducing high triglyceride levels. They contain no cholesterol at all, but they do help lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol.
Macadamia nuts are a high energy food rich in important B-complex vitamins which are vital for metabolic functions. They also contain small amounts of vitamin A and vitamin E, and are excellent sources of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. Macadamias are high in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, they help balance omega 3s and omega 6s, and they help manage cholesterol levels making them helpful with reducing the risks of heart diseases, stroke, and anti-inflammatory diseases. The nuts themselves also contain no cholesterol either and are a good source of phytonutrients or phytochemicals which help slow down the aging process and help prevent disease.
Pineapple is low in calories, yet it's a great source of several unique health promoting vitamins, minerals, and other compounds essential for optimum health. Pineapples are a good source of manganese, B1, B6, folate, copper, manganese, and potassium as well as soluble and insoluble dietary fiber like pectin. They're also an excellent source of vitamin C (which boosts immunity and neutralizes harmful free radicals) and contain bromelain which is an enzyme with anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting, anti-cancer, and digestive benefits that digests food by breaking down protein.
Sacha Inchi seeds are referred to as a superfood because they contain the richest source of Omega 3 on the planet. At 7000mg of heart healthy Omega 3 per ounce (13 times that of wild salmon), 8 grams of highly digestible protein per ounce, an abundant source of tryptophan (more than 8 times that of roasted turkey) which helps promote positive mood, a high concentration of powerful antioxidants, and 5 grams of fiber per ounce, they provide a plethora of health benefits. It's also one of the most powerful inflammation fighters ever discovered.
Cacao is filled with dietary fiber, iron, calcium, chromium, zinc, manganese, copper, and potassium. It's one of the highest food sources of magnesium and antioxidants, and also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, PEAs (the chemical our bodies create when we fall in love), and tryptophan (the "feel good" nutrient). Cacao helps support a healthy cardiovascular system and is a great defender against oxidative stress and age-related issues.
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