Meital: “When I was pregnant with my first child I decided to change the way I eat and began to load my body with lots of nutrition. I decided not to use any refined sugars and was conscious of only including non-GMO ingredients in my diet. In the kitchen I wanted the ingredients I would use to be rich in antioxidants, vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids. But most importantly, I believed that whatever I would make should never have to compromise amazing taste and quality!”
Organic Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds are packed with nutrients that promote long lasting energy, increase mental function and support both your cardiovascular health and immune system. They are very high in fiber and can absorb 9 times their weight in water. So as they expand in your belly, it makes you feel full...which is great for weight loss. They are also rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer. Chia seeds really are an excellent protein source, especially for people who eat little or no animal products.
Organic Flax Seeds
Flaxseeds are the richest plant based source of Omega 3s that can assist in fighting diabetes and help with arthritis. They have 800 times the amount of Lignans and are very high in ALA (alpha linolenic acid ) and may offer cancer protection. Flaxseeds are very high in fiber and promote bowel movements (studies have shown that increasing the amount of fiber in your diet can reduce your colon cancer risk).
Coconut Palm Sugar
A natural sweetener from the palm tree. It is more nutritious and has a lower glycemic index than table sugar. Coconut Palm Sugar contains minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium and potassium and some fatty acids and antioxidants. It also contains a fiber called Inulin, which may slow glucose absorption.
Organic Pumpkin Seeds
With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional power-houses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health and added boost. They provide a powerful health punch that offers protection against common health problems including cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
Organic Sunflower Seeds
They are packed with health benefits that can help you from head to toe. They are easily available all year round, and just a scant handful of them can mean dramatic improvement in the way you feel. They control cell damage, thus playing a role in preventing cancer. This is because sunflower seeds are a good source of selenium, which is a proven enemy of cancer. They ease every condition that's inflammatory in nature, such as joint pain, gastric ulcers, skin eruptions, asthma and such. That's because sunflower seeds are loaded with antioxidants.
Organic Unhealed Seasame Seeds
Sesame Seeds are rich in the following quality vitamins and minerals: Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Copper and B complex vitamins. They are packed with fiber and healthy fats that can help lower cholesterol, prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin D supplies in animals.
Dried cranberries contain no cholesterol, saturated or trans fats. Consuming dried cranberries will supply very little amounts of an individual's daily requirement for vitamins and minerals. The most substantial daily amount supplied is the mineral is manganese at 5% daily recommended intake. Having 1/4 cup of dried cranberries will supply one serving of fruits and vegetables. Cranberries with minimal processing contain the highest amount of antioxidants. However, antioxidants still remain in dried cranberries. Some antioxidants include phenolic acids, flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, and anthocyanin. All are important anti-inflammatory compounds. It is the anthocyanin that provides pigment to supply cranberries with their robust red color.
Garlic contains allicin, a naturally occurring antioxidant that may help improve heart health. Compounds in garlic also act as powerful antioxidants. Garlic may lower blood pressure and LDL-cholesterol levels as well as decrease levels of homocysteine, a by-product of protein breakdown that causes inflammation and damages blood vessels. Garlic strengthens the immune system as well as helps to fight chest infections, coughs and congestion. It can act as a blood thinner. It contains good levels of vitamin C and a great source of vitamin B6. Garlic can aid in the prevention of multiple types of cancer.
Onion may help lower blood pressure, prevent tumors and reduce cholesterol. They encourage a healthy heart. A particularly important nutrient in onion is quercetin. This anti-inflammatory antioxidant may benefit people with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Onions can help increase bone density and may be of special benefit to women of menopausal age who are experiencing loss of bone density. It has repeatedly been shown to lower the risk of several cancers.
Guava is a fruit which is very rich in vitamins, protein and minerals such as magnesium, copper & manganese. It is an excellent source of vitamin C. In fact, it is the fruit with the highest amount of vitamin C and second only to yellow bell peppers in all foods. Guava is very helpful for those who want to lose weight. It can also help lower blood pressure.
Walnuts are a rich source of the following minerals: Manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and Zinc. They are an excellent source of omega 3s and vitamin E antioxidants. They also contain amino acids which help manage blood pressure, lower the risk of cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases. Because walnuts are rich in fiber, they are a great way to keep your digestive system healthy. Getting enough fiber on a daily basis is essential to keeping your bowels functioning correctly.
Almonds are the highest in calcium of all nuts. They are also high in fiber, vitamin E and magnesium. Almonds help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, and can also help protect against diabetes. Other research shows that almonds are especially healthy for people worried about their blood sugar. They have been shown to aid in boosting the immune system and play a role in skin health which may be attributed to the higher round of vitamin E.