Health Benefits of Hangry Unicorn Snacks
Hangry Unicorn Snacks offer a delicious way to boost your health. The health benefits are abundant, and include essential amino acids, antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Each ingredient has unique properties that can improve your overall health, and consuming them regularly can lead to a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. From flaxseeds to freeze-dried strawberries, this blog post will explore the benefits of each ingredient found in Hangry Unicorn Snacks.
Flaxseeds are one of the most sought-after seeds due to their nutritional properties. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds are also host to lignans which are rich in antioxidants and plant estrogen, along with high amounts of dietary fibre.
Organic Pea Protein
Providing nine essential amino acids, pea protein has exceptional levels of the amino acids lysine and arginine. Lysine is the precursor of carnitine which converts fatty acids into energy and helps control cholesterol levels. Lysine keeps the immune system in shape and plays a vital role in collagen formation which is necessary for healthy skin and bones. Pea Protein also provides iron and beneficial phenolic compounds with antioxidant properties.
Organic Hemp Protein
Hemp seed provides an excellent source of protein because it contains all the 21 known amino acids and, as a plant-based source of protein, stands out for being especially easy for the body to digest and absorb. It is a rich source of B vitamins, dietary minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, and both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Hemp protein powder boasts all the same nutrients as the hemp seed from which it originates. This includes a nearly perfect balance of essential amino acids (including branched-chain amino acids) which can provide increased energy and stamina during tough physical activities. Its ideal balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids plays an important role in helping the brain, heart, and immune system to function well.
Organic Purple Corn Powder
Some research has shown that purple corn contains cell-protecting antioxidants with the ability to inhibit carcinogen-induced tumors in rats. Even though many plant-derived substances are believed to show such properties, few have also demonstrated anti-inflammatory capabilities and the potential to help prevent obesity and diabetes.
Organic Lucuma Powder
The dried, powdered flesh of the Lucuma fruit is said to help control blood sugar levels, and is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains high levels of iron and helps with hemoglobin production.
Organic Gluten Free Oats
Oats are about 66% carbohydrates (including 11% dietary fiber and 4% beta-glucans), 7% lipids and 17% protein. Their high fiber content and especially the Beta-glucans (a type of soluble fiber) have shown to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Oats are also a very good source of the vitamin B complex and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and zinc.
Organic Dried Cranberries
Cranberries are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese, vitamin E, vitamin K1, and copper. Cranberries are very high in bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants — particularly flavonol polyphenols.
Organic Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds may be the only seeds that are alkaline-forming and are very nutrient dense, containing protein, dietary fiber, minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. They are naturally rich in antioxidant-like compounds that have shown to lower LDL "bad" cholesterol levels.
Organic Brown Rice Crisp
Brown rice is a highly nutritious, gluten-free grain that contains an impressive amount of vitamins, minerals and beneficial compounds. This whole grain is a good source of folate, riboflavin (B2), potassium and calcium. Additionally, brown rice is exceptionally high in manganese. This little-known mineral is vital for many important processes in the body, such as bone development, wound healing, muscle contraction metabolism, nerve function and blood sugar regulation.
Organic Cinnamon Powder
Cinnamon, along with its exceptional and unique flavor, is a highly valued and multipurpose medicinal herb used for circulatory, respiratory, and expectorant applications. It is also used to aid in the digestive process and enhance metabolic function.
Organic Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, B vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other beneficial plant compounds.
Organic Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup contains many minerals and antioxidants, such as, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese, and research suggests these may offer health benefits over other sweeteners. It also has a lower glycemic index than table sugar, which implies that maple syrup raises blood sugar slower than regular sugar.
Organic Unsalted Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a good source of vitamin E, niacin (B3), manganese, vitamin B6, magnesium and copper.
These ingredients make Hangry Unicorn's Peanut Butter Vegan Cookies a nutritious and guilt-free snack that won't compromise your health. Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a dessert, these cookies are a great option that you can enjoy any time of the day.
Dates are an endless source of nutrients and an excellent sugar alternative. They are packed with fiber (a ½ cup of dates is approximately 22% of daily fiber intake) and potassium, magnesium, and manganese.
Organic Golden Berries (Gooseberries)
Gooseberries are nutritious, low-calorie fruits that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Health benefits of gooseberries include lower blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels, as well as a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and age-related illnesses of the brain.
Freeze Dried Strawberries
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control.
Freeze Dried Raspberries
Raspberries are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They may protect against diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis and other conditions and may even provide anti-aging effects.
Organic Coconut Chips
Coconut contains no cholesterol or trans fats but is pretty high in saturated fat (7g/oz) and is appreciated for a number of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, and selenium.
Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides
A bovine-sourced hydrolyzed collagen supplement containing type 1 and type 3 collagen. Benefits of collagen types 1 and 3 include supporting hair, nails, skin, joints, and the gut. For skincare, it increases the elasticity and moisture in your skin, and also helps reduce UVB damage and signs of photoaging. For joint and bone health, it helps maintain healthy cartilage in the joints, improving function and reducing symptoms of joint pain. For gut health, it provides amino acid glutamine, which is essential in supporting leaky gut symptoms.
Organic Dried Goji Berries
Goji berries (aka. Wolfberries) are an amazing superfood berry, known for their sweet taste and health benefits. They are rich in beta-carotene and iron, contain 18 amino acids, many trace minerals, and antioxidants which are associated with many beneficial health properties that result in overall anti-aging benefits. Goji berries are believed to be immune-boosting, mood-elevating, and blood purifying. They may also help improve vision, protect liver function, and reduce sugar cravings.
Organic Dried Tart Cherries
Dried tart cherries have many benefits. They are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C. They also have a high concentration of antioxidants. Studies have shown that dried tart cherries can help improve sleep quality, reduce inflammation, and improve joint pain.
Almonds are rich source of antioxidants and vitamins like B2, biotin, and E as well as many essential minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc. They are also rich in dietary fiber and mono and polyunsaturated fats. Typical of many nuts and seeds, almonds contain phytosterols which have been associated with cholesterol-lowering properties.
Cashew nuts, like most nuts, are high in protein and low in carbohydrates and packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phytochemicals. They are rich in "heart-friendly" monounsaturated-fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids, abundant in essential minerals like manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium, as well as a good source of B vitamins and folate.
Unlike other nuts high in monounsaturated fatty acids, walnuts are composed largely of polyunsaturated fatty acids (72% of total fats), particularly alpha-linolenic acid (14%) and linoleic acid (58%), as well as oleic acid as 13% of total fats. Walnuts without shells are 4% water, 15% protein, 65% fat, and 14% carbohydrates, including 7% dietary fiber.
Organic Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are especially high in vitamin E and selenium. These function as antioxidants to protect your body’s cells against free radical damage, which plays a role in several chronic diseases. Additionally, sunflower seeds are a good source of beneficial plant compounds, including phenolic acids and flavonoids — which also function as antioxidants. Sunflower seeds may help fight inflammation, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Organic Coconut Oil
Compared to many other types of fats, the fatty acids in coconut oil might be digested more easily and have also been known to kill harmful pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.