Almonds – Backed by an impressive nutritional profile, almonds, while known for their healthy fats are also an incredible source of Vitamin E, Magnesium and Potassium. Almonds have long been hailed for their long list of benefits, including their content of zinc, which has been studied for its ability to help moderate the way the body handles stress. Also, the fat in almonds has the ability to keep you satiated, reducing the desire fall off the wagon!
Honey – Known for being one of the best natural sweeteners in nature, honey actually has many other characteristics that make it a very versatile ingredient. This natural energy booster dates back over 8000 years and beyond its use as a food, it’s also known for its medicinal and healing properties. One of Nature’s best sweeteners we don’t need a lot and Paleonola consciously uses just a touch.
Cranberries – A powerful berry that naturally contains the flavonoid, proanthocyanidins (PACs) which give the fruit it’s antioxidant properties. Not just a Thanksgiving staple, cranberries are packed with fiber and also contain a high amount of vitamin C and can help boost the immune system.
Raisins – Antioxidants, Fiber, Iron, Calcium the list goes on for this wonderful sun fruit. The antioxidants and vitamin C in raisins has been associated with keeping skin and hair healthy and vibrant. Natures natural energy source, raisins are a way better option than the goos and gels out there while on the trail.
Maple Syrup – Maple has been known to carry a high amount of antioxidants (up to 24 different kinds) which carry the ability to fight inflammatory response and also contains high amounts of zinc and manganese which can help boost immunity and fight illness. Maple can arguably be one of the best natural sweeteners out there but we don’t need a lot and Paleonola consciously uses just a touch to bring this flavor to life.
Hazelnuts – Not just a delicious nutty flavor, hazelnuts are no exception to the tree nut heart health connection. One of the best things about this nut is that it has also been known to have high levels of manganese, thiamine, folate, and fatty acids which are great for brain boosting! What else is nuts about these? They also have a nice amount vitamin E which is great for your skin and hair.
Cacao – One of the best things about dark chocolate is its free radical fighting properties and when you combine this with great taste it’s a no brainer. Well, it actually has brains too because chocolate has been known to increase cognitive function along with the well-known antioxidant properties. Paleonola uses a 100 % dairy free cacao in its Chocolate Fix.
Pepitas - Pepitas (also know as pumpkin seeds) are a complete protein and contain more protein per serving than many other well known plant proteins out there. Also highly touted for their magnesium, Pepitas have excellent antioxidant properties as well. These little green seeds have been linked to stabilizing blood sugars which make them a go to snack for craving control.
Coconut – Wow! What doesn’t this powerhouse have. Containing many fats, coconuts are known for the oil containing MCTs which are medium chain triglycerdies. In plain English, they are a good source of energy and metabolized by the body fast than other fats which have longer chains. Coconuts also contain Caprylic acid which is a type of beneficial saturated fatty acid that has antibacterial and antivirals properties. On top of all of this coconut is just plain delicious!
Pineapple – One of Natures tastiest fruits, Pineapple is a rich source of Vitamin C and contains a powerful substance called Bromelain. Not familiar with Bromelain? It’s a powerful enzyme that is well known for aiding digestion and reducing inflammation. Did we mention beta-carotene? Pineapple has got that too. Nature really does pack a punch with all of its wonderful offerings.
Blueberries – The powerhouse berry of them all. Heavy on the taste and the antioxidants, blueberries also are well known for their cancer fighting properties. Maybe equally impressive is their brain boosting characteristics and ability to reduce inflammation. There are so many different vitamins and minerals which make blueberries one of the most nutritionally dense foods out there.
Cinnamon – Used for thousands of years around the world, cinnamon has a reputation for being one of the most powerful spices. Proven to lower the glycemic index of OTHER foods when eaten together; cinnamon has been shown to help lower blood insulin levels and help against those spikes and dips in hunger. This wonder spice also contains a hefty dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help to reduce inflammation and fight infections. No wonder why we use it a lot.
Pecans – Another powerhouse nut, Pecans have been linked to heart health, energy boosting and a whole bunch of other benefits. Loaded with manganese, copper and zinc the Pecan can help contribute to strong bone health as well. Along with a list of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, Thiamine is a vitamin that’s been linked to improving mental function which makes this the perfect snack while trying to focus at work or on a late-night project.
Walnuts – Hailed as “brain food” because of its ability to boost your brain power and memory function walnuts have been serving as one of the most nutrient dense nuts for thousands and thousands of years. These little gems are packed with copper, manganese and Vitamin B6. We love the anti-inflammatory benefits of this nut and the way it fills you up without having to eat too much.
Ginger – Most known for its ability to help aid with digestion, ginger has been known to also help lower blood sugar and enhance mental focus. Ginger can help with nausea and fight fungal infections but best of all this zesty spice has been known to reduce inflammation and reduce joint and muscle pain, perfect for after those long gym sessions!
Apples - Apples are a great source of fiber and can be helpful in aiding digestion regularly (no pun intended). Labeled as a high antioxidant food, apples also have a significant source of flavonoids. Mix this with the heart healthy nuts and you’ve got quite the delicious and nutritious snack in your pantry!
Nutmeg – A small dose goes a long way; this powerful spice has anti-inflammatory properties and is also great at promoting digesting. Furthermore, Nutmeg has been linked to being a helpful sleep aid when paired with a healthy diet. A pinch of this adds the right bite to our apple pie.