We love infusing our products with nutrient rich ancient grains. Why?
- Never modified from their original form, these grains are just as nature designed.
- The simpler genetic makeup is easier to digest.
- Nutrient-dense, packed with high levels of protein + fiber.
Here are a few of our favorite ancient grains:
Millet contains high levels of copper, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. These nutrients help with heart health and help lower blood pressure. This grain helps lower type 2 Diabetes and prevents gallstones as well.
Kaniwa, closely related to quinoa, is an extremely nutritious seed. It is known for being rich in protein, fiber, iron, calcium and antioxidants. This super-grain is a complete protein, boasting all 9 essential amino acids and 7 grams of protein per half-cup serving.
Amaranth was a favorite of the Aztecs for its high nutritional value and ability to thrive in poor soil. It is high in protein, the amino acid lysine, calcium, and b vitamins.
Quinoa, an ancient grain considered sacred to the Incas for its exceptional nutritional value was believed to increase the stamina of their warriors. Quinoa is considered a complete protein, which makes it a perfect food for vegans! This superfood is also high in magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.
Chia seeds are a powerful superfood once used as currency for its exceptional value. The Aztec warriors used this endurance seed, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and complete protein to run great distances.
Hemp seeds were first used in China over 6000 years ago as a staple food. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, hemp seeds are considered a perfect food. This superfood is also rich in sulfur, known as the beauty mineral, as well as iron and vitamin E.
A few of our other favorite ingredients:
Certified Gluten-Free Oats
Oats have been shown to lower cholesterol, reduce blood-sugar spikes and promote general health. Our oats are packaged in a 100% gluten-free facility and tested for gluten again to ensure purity. Though, a tiny fraction of the population cannot tolerate even the purest gluten-free oats. If you are unsure, please consult first with your healthcare advisor.
Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat; rather buckwheat comes from the fruit of the buckwheat plant. Buckwheat is rich in zinc, which helps to prevent a weak immune system and regulate blood sugar, as well as B vitamins. Traditionally, buckwheat is used in pancakes and noodles.
Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein. Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation in the body. In addition, flaxseeds are rich in lignans, phytoestrogens compounds that have been shown to help protect against breast and prostate cancer.
Pumpkin seeds or pepitas are high in zinc, iron potassium and magnesium. Studies show that magnesium helps to calm and expand the muscles helping to reduce such things as asthma, lower high blood pressure, and migraine headaches.
Most think of cranberries as having the ability to prevent and treat urinary tract infections, but these little red berries have much more to them than that. High in Vitamin C, and phyto-nutrients, cranberries are thought to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Ours are sweetened with apple juice, no sugar.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! This is because apples are a great source of immune-boosting vitamin C. They also contain phytonutrients which can help regulate blood sugar. In addition, studies have found that apples can lower the risk of cancer and diabetes type 2.
Helps the regulation of GI spikes during digestion, so the body doesn’t react to high GI foods as intensely. Cinnamon is an anti-bacterial and can be used during sickness as a remedy for stomach bugs. It stimulates blood circulation, which improves the skin tone and reduces signs of aging.
Pecans are a rich source of energy and contain many essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. They have beta-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin, which contribute to overall antioxidant activity and help to protest damage to your eyesight. Also rich in vitamin E, pecans promote healthy skin.
Coconut palm sugar
Coconut sugar is an unrefined sweetener that we sustainably harvest from Indonesia. Measuring low on the glycemic index (35), it is also contains essential nutrients—high in many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and B vitamins.
Coconut oil is made up of lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid found in mother’s milk that supports healthy metabolism as well as offering anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. The medium chain fatty acids get used as energy rather then being stored as fat in the body. Unlike other fats, coconut oil is high in medium-chain fatty acids that help us to lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve diabetic conditions and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Figs date back thousands of years to when the Greeks valued them so greatly; they created laws forbidding the export of the fruit. Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure. Figs are also an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Blueberries are considered to have one of the highest antioxidant capacities among fruit, especially if they are organic. They are essential for combating free radicals that can cause cellular structure damage and DNA damage. These amazing berries can also increase memory and have a low GI–perfect for afternoon snacking.