Empower your Mighty with these nutritious foods!
Introducing our nutrient-dense quinoa and coconut cookies…. yes, they’re gluten free! We combined quinoa and coconut to create a delicious good-for-you chocolate chip and chocolate almond snack!
Quinoa became recognized as a ‘super-food’ as NASA proposed it as the ideal food for long duration space flights; quinoa is a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids. Due to Quinoa’s high nutritional value it’s considered a “super grain”. Quinoa is a rich source (>20% of the Daily value, DV, per cup) of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. It is also a good source (10-19% of DV, per cup) of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, iron, zinc and copper. According to the Institute of Food Technologists, a non-profit composed of scientific professionals, quinoa has a “high content of health-beneficial phytochemicals, including amino acids, fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, saponins, phytosterols, phytoecdysteroids, phenolics, betalains, and glycine betaine. Over the past 2 decades, numerous food and nutraceutical products and processes have been developed from quinoa. Furthermore, 4 clinical studies have demonstrated that quinoa supplementation exerts significant, positive effects on metabolic, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal health in humans”. Click the link for the full document Innovations in Health Value and Functional Food Development of Quinoa
Coconuts and other healthy fats have challenged our views of saturated fats and how these are actually metabolized in our bodies. We have learned that coconuts are high in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and after consumed, they go straight to our livers where they are quickly turned into source energy for our bodies. In addition, coconut flour is high in fiber and low in digestible carbohydrates supporting a moderate glycemic index. Coconuts have a lot more nutritional benefits including reducing hunger, improving blood cholesterol levels, protecting your hair and skin. The medical research has found that the fatty acids in coconut oil can improve brain function in patients with milder forms of Alzheimer’s (Reference).