Superfood Power Fuel Bites

SPIRULINA contains blood building chlorophyll and iron, essential fatty acids, omega-3, vitamins (especially B-complex) and minerals, and is one of the richest sources of beta-carotene in the world.

HEMP SEEDS are an easy to digest protein and include all nine essential amino acids, rich in fiber and heart healthy omega essential fats.  An ounce of shelled hemp seeds contain about 7 grams of protein, is  a good source of vitamins like the antioxidant vitamin E and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and iron.

FLAX is an excellent source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids and is one of the riches plant sources of cancer fighting, lignans. 

BEE POLLEN is the food of the young bee and it is approximately 40% protein. It is considered one of nature's most completely nourishing foods. It contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are readily used by the body.  Bee pollen provides a high content of RNA and DNA [ribonucleic & deoxyribonucleic acid].

CACAO POWDER
All chocolate originates from cacao (cocoa) beans. Cacao powder is less processed than cocoa powder. Choose dark and raw chocolate for maximum benefits. The more processing the cacao beans undergo, the more it affects the nutritional value - it is believed to decrease the absorption capacity of chocolate’s beneficial antioxidants. Chocolate in it’s purest form has numerous heart healthy and potentially mood boosting compounds making it a superfood for the heart and soul.  

Two tablespoons of raw cacao powder contains about 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of dietary fiber. It contains heart healthy oleic acid fats (the same monounsaturated fat found in avocados and olives). Chocolate may also help improve blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity, both of which play important roles in diabetes.  There is some evidence that shows chocolate may also help boost mood and improve cognition, likely due to its flavonoids and stimulants like caffeine and theobromine. 

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Susan Arruda