The Benefits of Awesome Foods Ingredients

Almonds

Almonds are the only alkaline nut. 100 grams of almonds have 10 grams of omega 6 fatty acids and 21 grams of protein.

Apples

A 4-1/2 ounce serving of apples provides 12% of the RDA for fiber. The glycemic load of apples is 3.

Apricots

Glycemic index(GI) of 31 versus dates, which have a GI of 103.

Blueberries

Blueberries have a glycemic load of 6. Compared to most other fruits, blueberries have a higher level of antioxidants.

Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a gluten-free seed. There are 230 milligrams of rutin in a kilogram of buckwheat. Rutin is an anti-oxidant.

Cabbage

This cruciferous vegetable has antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties.

Cacao Beans

Rich in antioxidant flavonols.

Carob

It is an alkaline, legume fruit with a cacao-like taste. Carob is virtually fat free & a 3 ounce serving of carob provides 12% of the RDA of fiber. It does not contain theobrmomine, caffeine, oxalic acid or phenylethylamine. These substances are contained in cacao. Carob has a glycemic load of 27.

Carrots

1/2 cup of this vegetable provides 210% of an adults daily value for vitamin A.

Cashews

Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.

Cherries

herries contain anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants. Cherries have an estimated glycemic load of 7.

Coconut

3 ounces of coconut gives you 30% of the RDA of fiber. Coconut has a glycemic load of 1.

Coconut Nectar

Coconut nectar comes from the sap of the coconut palm tree blossom and it has a glycemic index of 35. It is 74% sucrose and 10% fructose. Sucrose takes longer to break down in the body than fructose, so it does not cause a large insulin spike like cane sugar, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, etc.

Dried Plums

Dried Plums have a glycemic index of 29 compared to dates, which have a glycemic index of 103. A 6 oz serving of dried plums has 12 grams of dietary fiber, which is 49% of the daily requirement & 27% of the daily requirement of vitamin A.

Figs

Figs have a glycemic index(GI) of 35 versus a GI of 103 for dates.

Flax Meal

Flaxseeds provide one of the highest dietary fiber contents found in any seed or grain (28%). Flaxseed’s fiber contains a good balance between soluble (7 – 10%) and insoluble (16 -19%) dietary fibers. Insoluble fiber slows digestion, reducing the rate of glucose absorption, which helps control blood glucose and insulin levels. 2 tablespoons of flax meal contain 133% of the daily vaue of Omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seeds are the number one source of Lignans. Lignans are fiber like compunds that provide anti oxidant protection. Flax meal is easily digestable.

Flax Seeds

Flaxseeds provide one of the highest dietary fiber contents found in any seed or grain (28%). Flaxseed’s fiber contains a good balance between soluble (7 – 10%) and insoluble (16 -19%) dietary fibers. Insoluble fiber slows digestion, reducing the rate of glucose absorption, which helps control blood glucose and insulin levels. 2 tablespoons of flax seeds provide 133% of the daily value of Omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seeds are the number one source of Lignans. Lignans are fiber like compounds that provide anti oxidant protection.

Goji Berries

Compared to other fruits, goji berries have higher amounts of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals.

Hemp Seed

It is a complete protein. It contains all the essential amino acids and is easily digested, absorbed and utilised. Hemp Seeds also, have all of the essential fatty acids, Omega-3’s, Omega-6’s and Omega-9’s in the proper ratio.

Kale

Kale is a green leafy cruciferous vegetable. Kale has the most nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food. A 2 ounce serving of Kale has 170% of the recommended daily value(RDA) of vitamin A, 110% of the RDA of vitamin C, 8% of the RDA for Calcium & 6% of the RDA for Iron.

Mesquite Powder

It comes from a desert mesquite pod, it has a low glycemic index of 25.

Nori

Nori sheets are 38.9 percent protein by weight.(4 times that of liver and twice that of soy beans)It has almost 8 times the calcium by weight then milk. One sheet of nori provides 13% of the RDA of vitamin A and 6% of the RDA of vitamin C.

Quinoa

Quinoa is gluten free and it is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are high in minerals, for example, according to Nutritiondata one (1) ounce of sunflower seeds has 91 mg of Magnesium, 185 mg of Phosphorus & 188 mg of Potassium.

Tomatoes

4-1/2 ounces of tomato provides 25% of the RDA of vitamin A & 32% of the RDA of vitamin C.

Yams

Yams have a glycemic index of 37 compared to 61 for sweet potatoes & 72 for white potatoes. You get 28% of your daily requirement of vitamin C from 1 ounce of dehydrated yams.