Pecans | A tree nut with lots of heart-healthy, monounsaturated fats. They can help decrease LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol”.
Cashews | A nutrient-dense tree nut that lowers the risk of heart disease and encourages the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
Almonds | A tree nut high in monounsaturated fats that can decrease LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Sprouted almonds are an alkaline-forming food, good for balancing the pH level of the body.
Dates | The fruit of the date palm tree. Dates can be used as a low-glycemic sweetener while also providing high-quality dietary fiber, antioxidants and the essential B vitamins that help with metabolic function.
Raw Cacao | The powdered form of raw cacao beans. Raw cacao is a superfood (not to be confused with cocoa powder, which is highly processed and comparatively low in health benefits). It’s one of the highest sources of magnesium in nature, and it has 4 times the antioxidants of green tea. Raw cacao also triggers the release of endorphins and mood-enhancing neurochemicals in the brain due to a compound called phenethylamine.
Buckwheat | A gluten-free pseudocereal that is actually a seed, not a grain. Buckwheat has a higher mineral content than wheat, rice or corn, providing good amounts of manganese, copper, magnesium, iron and phosphorus.