We launched our newest product, Super Muesli, at Natural Products Expo West earlier this month. Named for all the super foods it contains, Super Muesli is a super nutritious blend of organic oats, cranberries, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and quinoa. Here’s a bit on why we chose each of the ingredients-
Almonds are a high quality protein source and contain a signficant amount of essential amino acids. They are also rich in vitamin E, B vitamins, and fiber.
Yes, those same seeds that grew the adorable pets synonymous with the 1980’s. They were popular in the Aztec diet as “running fuel.” Chia seeds are loaded with fiber and are an excellent source of protein and omega-3s. They also have about 6x as much calcium as cows milk.
Coconut contains a variety of healthy oils, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, and boosts the immune system.
Cranberries contain many vitamins, including vitamin C. They also contain phytochemicals which may have benefits for the cardiovascular and immune systems as anti-cancer agents.
Hemp seeds are loaded with with protein and essential fatty acids (omega-3’s, -6’s, and -9’s). They also contain important minerals like magnesium, potassium, and iron. The soft texture makes them perfect for muesli.
Oats are high in fiber and protein. They contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion and an extended sensation of fullness. The beta-glucans in oats has proven to help lower cholesterol.
Quinoa is a great source of dietary fiber and complete protein. It contains a variety of minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus.