Wild Oats Muesli (nee Crunchy Granola)
All our organic ingredients have their own nutritional value and benefits. Blended and lightly toasted honey for a delicious and healthy breakfast, or snack during the day. Great also for a crumble top on fruit or vegetables.
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The oat nutrition facts presented below would enable us in understanding the benefits of consuming oats on a regular basis. The following oats nutrition facts discuss the importance of oatmeal in cholesterol regulation, weight loss, control of insulin levels, etc.
Helps in Weight Loss: Oatmeal is considered to be the best food for weight loss. It acts as a filler and also provides more energy as compared to other carbohydrate diets. Thus, it is considered to be an ideal meal for breakfast.
Absorbs Cholesterol: People with heart problems are worried about the rising levels of cholesterol in their body and the harmful consequences resulting from it. However, a certain amount of cholesterol is necessary for digestion of fatty acids and the creation of hormones. The oatmeal helps in keeping the level of cholesterol in check. The little pieces of oatmeal act as absorbents of cholesterol and thus, help in maintaining good health.
Reduces Cancer Risk: The phytochemicals present in the oats help in reducing the risk of cancer. The insoluble fibres contained in this high fibre diet are helpful in reducing the carcinogens present in the gastrointestinal tract.
Healthy Diet for Children: Oatmeal is a nutritious diet and has positive effects on the health of children, especially their dental health. Oatmeal is important for strengthening the teeth and in improving their looks.
Effects the Nervous System Positively: The intake of oatmeal is considered to have a positive effect on the nervous system. The presence of magnesium, potassium and calcium along with B-complex vitamins are useful for the health of the nervous system .
High-fibre Content: The high fibre content in oats helps in reducing problems like constipation .
Enhances Athletic Performance: The oats are known for altering the metabolism and enhancing the performance, if one takes them before a physical activity.
Induces Longevity: The oatmeal is useful for maintaining the general health and increasing longevity.
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Pressed from organically grown sunflower seeds , sunflower oil is polyunsaturated in nature and hence is often used as a healthy cooking oil. Sunflower oil is considered healthier than most fatty oils based on its low trans-fat and saturated fat content. It is light in taste, and sunflower oil provides more Vitamin E than all other vegetable oils.
Health benefits of Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of manganese, magnesium, copper, tryptophan, phosphorous and zinc. They also contain very good amounts of selenium, folate, iron, potassium and calcium.
Sunflower seeds contain excellent levels of vitamin e and thiamine. They are also very good source of vitamin b1, niacin and riboflavin. Sunflower seeds also contain good levels of vitamin b5 and vitamin b6. Traces of vitamin c and vitamin a can also be found in sunflower seeds.
Sunflower seeds are high-calorie foods as 100g contains 584 calories of energy. They contain high levels of protein.
Sunflower seeds help in preventing hearth disorders, lower cholesterol levels, asthma, high blood pressure, migraine, headaches, indigestion and inflammations related to bones.
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Health benefits of Sesame Seeds
Delicious, crunchy sesame seeds are widely considered healthful foods. They are high in energy but contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.
The seeds are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid, which comprise up to 50% fatty acids in them. Oleic acid helps to lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increase HDL or "good cholesterol" in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet which is rich in mono-unsaturated fats help to prevent coronary artery disease and stroke by favouring healthy lipid profile.
Sesame is amongst the seeds rich in quality vitamins and minerals. They are very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), and riboflavin.
100 g of sesame contains 97 mcg of folic acid, about 25% of recommended daily intake. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis. When given in expectant mothers during peri-conception period, it may prevent neural tube defects in the baby.
The seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals. Calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper are especially concentrated in sesame seeds.
Whole Linseed Seeds
Whole Linseed Seeds are tough little capsules. They are too tough to digest properly if eaten whole, but once they have been ground or pressed their wonderful nutritional properties are released in the form of either Flax Seed Oil or Flax Seed Fibre, or simply ground Whole Linseed Seeds. Crunchy and delicious with a pleasant taste, Linseed Seeds are packed full of nutrients, Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are essential for optimum health:
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- Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and are an excellent source of the Omega 3 essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
- Provide a quality source of protein
- The richest source of lignans, a class of phytoestrogens considered to have antioxidant and cancer preventing properties
- An excellent source of vitamin E, a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin, by protecting it from harmful free radicals
- Packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, and folates.
- A rich source of minerals including manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
Ahh Honey and the many wonders of bees and their products.
Including organic honey in your daily nutrition can help combat multiple ailments including digestive problems, migraine headaches, morning sickness and muscle fatigue. There are many ways honey can be used nutritionally to benefit your health.
Energy Source: According to USDA , honey contains about 64 calories per tablespoon. Hence honey is also used by many as a source of energy. On the other hand, one tablespoon of sugar will give you about 15 calories. Further the carbohydrates in the honey can be easily converted into glucose by even the most sensitive stomachs. Hence it is very easy to digest honey.
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