We use organic coconut oil, organic almond butter and organic sunflower butter in our bars for healthy fats and protein that promote satiety naturally and support a healthy metabolism.
- Healthy Fats from Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been shown to increase good "HDL" cholesterol, lower blood sugar, exert anti-stress effects from its array of antioxidants, boost skin and hair health, support a healthy liver, boost the body's natural ability to burn fat for energy and fight bacterial and fungal infections. While some health experts dispute these positive effects of regular coconut oil consumption because of its saturated fat content, more research is showing that this saturated fat is broken down differently by the body than animal-based saturated fats, possibly due to the presence of MCTs (medium chain triglycerides). MCTs are saturated fat compounds that actually support healthy brain function, hormonal balance, energy levels, nutrient absorption, a positive mood, digestive ease and weight management.
We've chosen to use organic coconut oil to provide healthy MCTs, maintain a smooth taste and texture and support our bar's shelf life without having to use artificial preservatives and additives. Coconut oil, because of both its saturated fat content and its antibacterial properties, is stable in open air and high temperatures, meaning it will not oxidize and produce harmful free radicals, like other vegetable oils commonly used in other bars are prone to do.
- Protein & Healthy Fats from Organic Almond Butter
Organic almonds are rich in plant protein, healthy monounsaturated fats that support heart and brain health, fiber, antioxidant vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. It has been shown that regularly eating almonds supports a healthy heart, brain, skin, metabolism, bone and immunity. We've included this goodness in the form of organic almond butter for healthy plant protein and nutritious fats to boost the smooth texture and full-bodied taste in our Cacao Almond bar.
- Protein and Healthy Fats from Organic Sunflower Butter
Sunflower seed butter reflects the nutritious nature of the seeds themselves. Rich in heart-healthy, unsaturated fats, antioxidant vitamin E, magnesium, zinc and iron, sunflower butter provides a wide array of nutrients and a creamy texture to our Hint of Peppermint bar. It's also known for its common use in recipes when replacing nut butters. If you are allergic to tree nuts, sunflower butter may be a great alternative for you.