Research has found that frequently eating nuts lowers levels of inflammation related to heart disease and diabetes. Regularly eating a healthy diet that includes nuts may:
Improve artery health
Reduce inflammation related to heart disease
Decrease the risk of blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes
Lower the risk of high blood pressure
Lower the risk of early death due to heart disease
Lower unhealthy cholesterol levels, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides, which can clog arteries
Seeds: Chia, Hemp, Flax, Pumpkin
Seeds contain all the starting materials necessary to develop into complex plants. Because of this, they are extremely nutritious. Seeds are great sources of fiber. They also contain healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. When consumed as part of a healthy diet, seeds can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.
Goji berries are often called a superfood because they contain chemical compounds called phytochemicals that are produced by plants. Phytochemicals in goji berries include polysaccharides, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin.
Polysaccharides are a primary characteristic of the goji berry. These are an essential source of dietary fiber. A study using aging mice found that polysaccharides in goji berries helped with improving immune function and increasing total antioxidant activity in the body.
Beta-carotene is responsible for the orange-red color pigment in goji berries. Beta-carotene is vital for eye health, bone health, skin health, and cell development. The amount of beta-carotene in goji berries is among the highest of all edible plants.
Zeaxanthin plays a crucial role in supporting the immune system. Many researchers believe that zeaxanthin can prevent macular degeneration, a progressive vision impairment that occurs when the central part of the retina, or macula, deteriorates.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom
By using Lion’s Mane mushroom you can improve your brain functions and improve your productivity, focus and overall well-being. Neurodegenerative Diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia are conditions that result from cell degeneration in the brain. Our brain’s ability to wire new connections decreases with time and that is one possible explanation why when we get older we have the tendency of our brain’s functions to weaken.
Studies have found that there are two special compounds in lion’s mane mushrooms that can stimulate the growth of brain cells: hericenones and erinacines.
No vegetable oils added
Theres is absolutely no type of vegetable oils added in our granola because most of vegetable oils are high in an Omega-6 PUFA called linoleic acid, making them a highly inflammatory food. This is made with 100% organic coconut oil!
0 sugar added. We only use 100% real, pure and organic monk fruit (no erythritol or other sugar alcohols). It’s also called “Buddah fruit” due to the numerous Buddhist temples surrounding the growing region, coining its name, “monk fruit.” They also nicknamed the fruit Lohan or Arhat fruit, which refers to someone who has achieved the highest level of consciousness or nirvana. Monks believed this fruit would bring long life, which is also why it’s also known as the “longevity fruit.”
Monk fruit extract is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener that’s high in compounds called mogrosides which are what give it its sweetness. The fruit itself contains natural sugar (fructose and glucose), but it’s not the natural sugars that are responsible for its sweetness. Monk fruit goes through a lengthy extraction process to draw out the sought-after sweetener. The process involves removing the seeds and skin of the fruit and crushing to extract the juice from the fresh fruit. It is then filtered and dried into a concentrated powder.
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