BENEFITS OF OATS

  • The protein content is higher than other cereals, at around 14%. Protein is a “macro nutrient” meaning your body needs lots of it. It is important for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, nails and blood and is considered as a primary health essential.

  • High in soluble dietary fibre, specifically beta-glucan. Beta-glucan has been shown to improve blood glucose control after a meal and improves insulin responses as well as decrease cholesterol levels.

  • The only source of a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides, believed to have protective effects against heart disease.

  • High in potassium and low in sodium.

  • Contains B-group vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate & pantothenic acid. Contains vitamin E.

  • Contains iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium (depending on the soil content of selenium).

  • Contains small amounts of copper, manganese and calcium.

  • Contains phytochemicals including lignans, phenolic acids (such as ferrulic and caffeic acids), phytic acid, plant sterols and saponins.

  • High in carbohydrates for energy

BENEFITS OF QUINOA

  • Contains large amounts of flavonoids, including Quercetin and Kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits.

  • Much higher in fibre than most grains. There are numerous studies showing that soluble fibre can help reduce blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, increase fullness and help with weight loss.

  • Naturally free of gluten and using it instead of typical gluten-free ingredients can increase the antioxidant and nutrient value of a gluten-free diet.

  • High in protein compared to most plant foods and contains all the essential amino acids that we need.

  • High in Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and (for women) Iron.

  • Very high in antioxidants, which are increased even further after the seeds are sprouted. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals and are believed to help fight ageing and many diseases.

  • Low in glycemic index, which is a measure of how quickly foods raise blood sugar levels.

  • High in Vitamins B1, B2 and B6 and contains small amounts of Calcium, B3 (Niacin) and Vitamin E.

BENEFITS OF FLAXSEED

  • One of the best sources of lignans that are very beneficial for health.

  • Rich in both soluble fibre (dissolves in water) - helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels and insoluble fibre (does not dissolve in water) - adds bulk to your digestive tract and helps to move things through quickly.

  • Source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered to be "good fats" that are beneficial for the heart.

  • Rich source of micronutrients, manganese and vitamin B1.

  • Very low in Cholesterol and Sodium.

BENEFITS OF HEMP

These seeds are full of nutritious compounds, including:

 

Protein
Hemp seeds are a complete source of protein, providing all nine essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks for all proteins. The body cannot produce nine of these acids, so a person must absorb them through the diet. Relatively few plant-based foods are complete sources of protein, making hemp seeds a valuable addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Hemp seeds are especially rich in an amino acid called arginine, which has benefits for heart health.

Unsaturated fats
Hemp seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids, such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is an omega-3. The body cannot produce essential fatty acids, and the body must absorb them from the diet. They are crucial for long-term health. Also, hemp seeds are low in saturated fats and contain no trans fats.

Fibre
Hemp seeds are a god source pf fibre, with three tablespoons containing approximately 1.2 g of fibre. Consuming enough fibre every day can: Reduce the appetite, help with weight management, work to stabilize blood sugar levels, and promote the health of the gut.

Minerals and Vitamins
Hemp seeds contain an impressive array of vitamins and minerals and are especially rich in: Vitamin E, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Potassium. They are also a good source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins, including: Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B-6 and Folate

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