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The nutritional benefits of seeds & chocolate

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Ruth Ashaye | 0 comments

With the launch of our new granola later this month, we thought we’d highlight the fabulous nutritious ingredients that we’ve used to bring this delicious cereal option to start your day right.

Chocolate

There is a lot of research into the health benefits of dark chocolate which has 70% or more cocoa content.

Dark Chocolate is very nutritious as it contains fibre as well as a healthy dose of antioxidants and minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, zinc and selenium.

Research has shown that not only does dark chocolate help with lowering your blood pressure; it has also been shown to lower risk of cardiovascular disease. The cocoa content of dark chocolate acts as a stimulant and research has shown that eating dark chocolate improves brain function.

Sunflower & Pumpkin seeds

Both sunflower and pumpkin are great sources of Vitamin E. They are also both rich in minerals such as magnesium, zinc, selenium and other trace minerals which are important for overall health.

Butter

Butter not only is delicious but it is also full of nutritious properties important for a healthy lifestyle.

For starters studies have shown that butter consumption lowers heart attack risk when compared to margarine consumption as well as lowering the risk of obesity. Butter contains healthy saturated fats such as butyrate which is important to maintain healthy gut function. It also contains conjugated linoleic acid, a healthy fat which has excellent metabolic effects.

Butter is also full of vitamins, most importantly vitamin K2. K2 is important in calcium metabolism and deficiency has been associated with cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis.

 

So, why not add your seed and chocolate granola to your morning routine and start your day right with the Natural Low Carb Store.

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