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 satisfied, reducing the desire to fall off the wagon!
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 some heart healthy nuts and you’ve got quite the delicious and nutritious snack in your pantry!
Blueberries – The powerhouse berry of them all. Heavy on the taste and the antioxidants, blueberries are also 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.
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.
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.
Coconut – Wow! What doesn’t this powerhouse have. Containing many good for you fats, coconuts are known for the oil containing MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides). In plain English, they are a good source of energy and metabolized by the body faster than other fats which have longer chains. On top of all of this, coconut is just plain delicious!
Cranberries – A powerful berry that naturally contains the flavonoid proanthocyanidins (PACs) which gives the fruit its antioxidant properties. Not just a Thanksgiving staple, cranberries are packed with fiber, contain a high amount of vitamin C, and can even help boost the immune system.
Ginger – Most known for its ability to aid in digestion, ginger has been known to assist in lowering blood sugar and enhance mental focus. Ginger can also 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!
Hazelnuts – Not just a delicious nutty flavor, hazelnuts are no exception to the 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.
Honey – Known for being one of the best natural sweeteners in nature, honey has many 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pineapple – One of nature's tastiest fruits, pineapple is a rich source of Vitamin C and contains a powerful substance called Bromelain. Not familiar with Bromelain? It’s a mighty enzyme that is well known for aiding in 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.
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. Nature's natural energy source, raisins offer a much better option than the goos and gels out there while out on the trail.
Walnuts – Hailed as “brain food” because of their 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.