Our Healthy Ingredients
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Studies show that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health, even in individuals with diabetes.
Cacao powder is simply the cacao bean, that through a cold-pressing process, has had the fat (cacao butter) removed. Cacao beans in their natural, unprocessed, unadulterated state are rich in nutrients and beneficial to health. Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas.
Agave nectar is a natural liquid sweetener with a low glycemic index and a fruity, delicious taste that will enhance the flavor of any food or beverage. Extracted from the agave plant, it is low in calories, safe for children, and rich in minerals. This cactus-like plant has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years.
Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E and monounsaturated fat, one of the two "good" fats responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol. Claimed health benefits of almonds include improved complexion, improved movement of food through the digestive system, and the prevention of cancer. Almonds have also shown anti-inflammatory, immunity boosting, and anti-hepatotoxicity qualities.
Vanilla is an all hand pollinated Orchid. In many ancient cultures it was believed to be an aphrodisiac and increase male potency. In modern times it is used in many applications for aroma therapy. It is also recognized for its antioxidant properties and delicious flavor.
Maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, also known as "Peruvian ginseng," that grows in the mountain plateaus of the Peruvian Andes. It is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and has been used as a traditional source of both food and medicine by indigenous people since the time of the Incas.
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut has been used as a traditional food by the Polynesians since ancient times. Polynesians have among the lowest rates of heart disease in the world.
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. It is a powerhouse food, high in protein, fiber and the essential omega-3 fatty acid, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.
A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, and is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting performance, endurance, and reducing muscle fatigue.The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. Honey also has anti bacterial properties that support the immune system.
Learn more about Why We Use Honey.