What it offers
Contributes to muscle building
Contributes to muscle maintaining
Contributes to healthy bone maintaining
Contains all the essential amino acids
Has high fiber content
Contributes to the good health of the gastrointestinal system
Almond is a valuable nut with multiple health benefits. Almonds contain unusually high amounts of protein and alpha-tocopherol compared to all the other nuts.
Sunflower seed is a food of great nutritional value. It is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamin E, B-complex vitamins (B1, B5, B6), selenium, copper, zinc, folic acid and iron. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal action.
Rice is a widely used staple food. The amino acid profile of Rice bran shows that aspartic and glutamic acid are the amino acids with the highest concentration. Additionally, it is a good source of thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2) and niacin (vitamin B3) as well as of antioxidants. Rice bran contains high levels of fiber as well as calcium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus.
Inulin belongs to prebiotics that act as food for probiotics, which are body-friendly bacteria that help maintain good bowel health. Studies have shown that almost all of the ingested inulin passes through the mouth, stomach and small intestine and is metabolized in the colon by the colon microflora. As inulin is hard to digest it is suitable to be consumed by diabetics. Studies have shown that inulin consumption does not affect serum glucose levels, does not stimulate insulin secretion and does not affect glucagon secretion. Inulin acts as dietary fiber and at the same time it helps increase the the number of bifidobacteria in the colon, thus promoting good bowel health and increasing bowel movements.
Cocoa contains polyphenols and particularly epicatechin, proanthocyanidins and catechin. It contains higher levels of flavonoids than even apples, onions and wine, which are known for their high phenolic content. Flavonoids contribute to oxidative stress reduction, the suppression of the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) and have anti-inflammatory action.