Nuts, like peanuts and almonds, are a complex plant food. They are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin E (an antioxidant), magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, biotin, riboflavin, niacin, iron, folic acid and phytochemicals.
Not all fat is created equal
Despite being thought of as “bad for you,” fat is essential for our bodies to function properly. In fact, your brain uses and needs a large portion of fats to function properly.
We need to consume some fat in our diets, but consuming the right kind of fat is critical. Because the fat in nuts is unsaturated, meaning it contains essential fatty acids, nuts can actually work to lower total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol. Contrary to the belief that nuts contain cholesterol. This is exactly the kind of fat you want to consume in your diet.
Nuts can play an important role in decreasing the risk factors for heart disease and possibly other chronic diseases when consumed regularly. One of the leading causes of heart disease is an abundance of LDL cholesterol. Additionally, eating nuts may also reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a heart attack.
Specifically the Nature’s Fusion Glow bar uses almonds and peanuts. Almonds are an excellent source of calcium — containing more calcium than milk. Peanuts have a long history of importance and are often considered the “king of nuts” due to the high amount of protein in each serving. The peanuts used in the Nature’s Fusion Glow bar are also completely organic.
Peanuts are an excellent source of:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin K
- Dietary Fiber
Almonds are an excellent source of:
- Vitamin E
- Dietary Fiber