Sunflower Seeds have been used for nourishment for more than 5,000 years. They were a staple of Native Americans and were one of the first cultivated plants in the United States. Sunflower seeds are 23% protein and contain all eight essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein. They are rich in vitamin E which supports the cardiovascular system and functions as one of the main fat-soluble anti-oxidants in the body. This is important for neutralizing free radicals which can damage fat-containing structures such as brain cells, cholesterol and all cell membranes leading to premature aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Additional nutrients provided by sunflower seeds include vitamin B1, which support memory health, energy producing B5, bone-healthy calcium and magnesium and the sleep enhancing amino acid tryptophan.
Pumpkin Seeds supply a powerhouse of nutrients including amino acids, essential fatty acids, iron and phosphorus. They are one of the best sources of zinc which is essential for proper immune system function, stabilizing your metabolic rate, balancing blood sugar and maintaining an optimal sense of taste and smell. Zinc is well-known for promoting proper growth in children and maintaining men’s health. Additional nutrients include sleep regulating tryptophan, anti-oxidant free-radical fighting manganese and muscle relaxing magnesium.
Chia Seeds were used by the ancient Aztecs as a ceremonial sacred food and as a staple for their diet, due to their high-nutritional content. These tiny seeds contain 60% omega 3 (ALA) anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids, 20% complete protein, anti-oxidants including vitamin C, E, cinnamic acid, quercitin, myricetin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, flavanols and minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Chia seeds supply a source of slow-burning carbohydrates that increase stamina and endurance while balancing blood sugar. These ancient seeds also provide hylauronic acid which absorbs 9x the volume in liquid. This promotes hydration, maintains electrolytes and facilitates tissue repair and growth. Chia seeds are a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber which promotes motility and eliminates toxic waste.
Golden Flax Seeds are a rich source of essential fatty acids and fiber. They provide a thick mucilaginous fluid that heals the lining of the GI tract, coats the stomach, and increases elimination. Flax seeds contain eight essential amino acids including lignans, known to protect women from breast cancer and men from prostate cancer, and prussic acid, which stimulates digestion and enhances respiration.
Cinnamon is a warm digestive aid that assists in stabilizing blood sugar levels while increasing sensitivity to insulin. Cinnamaldehyde, the essential oil and active component, functions as an anti-microbial, killing fungus and yeast growth. It works as an anti-inflammatory as it inhibits the fatty acid called arachidonic acid. Cinnamaldehyde is also useful in the blood stream as it prevents excessive platelet clumping and balances cholesterol levels. Cinnamon provides fiber, vitamin C, choline, iron, manganese and thiamine.
Mesquite Powder is a traditional food of indigenous cultures. It has a sweet, slightly smokey, caramel taste with a texture something like wheat flour, but more grainy. It’s about 17% protein, making it ideal for those who wish to avoid high-carbohydrate foods. It also has a significantly lower glycemic index than regular white or wheat flour and it is gluten-free. Mesquite is rich in galactomannans, soluble fiber, and provides an excellent source of calcium and magnesium.
Cocoa Powder: Rich in sulfur (beautiful skin, hair and nails, detoxifies liver, supports healthy pancreas) and magnesium (balances brain chemistry, builds strong bones and generates happiness). Provides additional minerals: Calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc copper and manganese. Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and E. Other chemicals include PEA and anandamide. Cocoa contains enzyme inhibitors which prevent the break down of Anandamide, thus prolonging the feeling of goodness. It provides substantial amounts of magnesium (magnesium is the most deficient major mineral in the diet of humans and is one of the most important).
Lucuma Powder is made from a highly nutritious fruit containing 14 essential trace elements including potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. These elements support healthy teeth and bones, balance hormones and digestion, stimulate the immune system and improve physical endurance. Additionally, lucuma has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent which also promotes tissue regeneration supporting anti-aging.
Sea Salt: Unrefined salt contains over 80 minerals that are essential to life. Salt is the second major constituent in the body next to water. It is this combination of sodium, chloride and minerals that make unrefined salt a healthy product for our bodies. Low mineral levels are associated with elevated blood pressure. Unrefined salt provides these minerals (plus other important trace minerals) that help improve all bodily systems including the energy and immune system, glandular system and the nervous system.
Coconut Sugar is a delicious sweetener produced from the sap of cut flower buds of the coconut palm tree. Coconut sugar has been used as a traditional sweetener for thousands of years in the South and South-East Asian regions where the coconut palm is in abundant supply. Our Coconut sugar is non-GMO and harvested to support sustainability.
Foodie Fuel Snacks contain certified organic, certified non-gmo, vegan extracts 100% derived from foods, herbs and aromatic fragrances.