A mix of the most fibre-rich nuts and seeds that we've lovingly activated for you, blended by hand with organic dried apple and sultanas, with a sprinkling of organic dark chocolate chips. Perfect to keep at your desk, in the kitchen for a quick snack, or even in the car for whenever you're peckish and want to avoid those servo snacks!
Why activate? Nuts and seeds are one of those foods that loads of people have trouble digesting. Think bloating, gas, heart burn... It's because they have some enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid. Those guys can stop us absorbing minerals like iron, zinc, magnesium and calcium! Now, when you're making the effort to ensure you're flooding your body with nutrients, not being able to absorb them is the last thing you want! The reason these ‘anti-nutrients’ exist is to keep the nuts and seeds from sprouting until nature delivers the sun and rain they need to grow. Soaking tells them it’s time to shine, and although it might sound strange to us with our modern habits, it’s how traditional cultures prepared and ate nuts, seeds, legumes and grains for thousands of years. After soaking, they're gently dehydrated below 40 degrees celcius to retain all those beautiful nutrients.
Why fibre-rich nuts and seeds? Fibre has 5 super powers. Eating a fibre-rich snack each day will help fibre to do its jobs!
1. Supports hormone health
2. Supports healthy weight management & balances cholesterol
3. Feeds your beneficial microbes and contributes to a robust & diverse microbiome. Fibre is like throwing fertiliser on your microbiome "lawn".
4. Supports easy to pass stools & healthy digestion
5. Helps control insulin spikes, blood sugar & cravings. Gut health guru Kirsty Wirth advises we need well over 35g of fibre each day, but so few people actually achieve that number.
What's so great about nuts and seeds anyway? Nuts and seeds are good sources of fibre. About 30g of nuts and seeds (about a palm full) will give you around 3g of fibre.
Please don’t forget the seeds! People generally reach for nuts way more than they do seeds. Paediatric Naturopath Jess Donovan teaches that seeds contain 4 out of 5 essential nutrients for kids. And yes, those same nutrients are essential for us adults too.
We’re talking: Zinc For immunity, brain and gut health, and growth and repair. Iron For Immunity & transporting all these critical nutrients & oxygen around the body. Magnesium For over 300 biochemical reactions in the body - including energy production, stress management, muscle health, healthy sleep, boosting lipolysis (the process through which the body releases fat from its stores), and helping to flush out those gunky toxins in the morning. Omega 3 Fatty Acids For brain and heart health, as well as supporting stable moods and natural liver cleansing. And nuts and seeds are loaded with all 4 of them! As well as both soluble and insoluble fibre, which we know is great for supporting every-day detoxing.
One serve of this mix will give an average woman leading an average lifestyle around: 34% Vitamin E needs for the day
As well as a contribution to many other valuable nutrient requirements for the day.
Enjoy this lovingly created & delicious blend of fibre-rich activated nuts & seeds!
*These micro- and macronutrient figures are for general advice only and have not been tested in a lab.