Our Chia Energy Squares are most certainly our best-selling energy square snack, and the one most enjoyed by our customers. They're made with a great combination of nuts, seeds, fruits, coconut flakes, and of course - chia seeds! And the subtle flavor of the orange extract added to the mix gives the square a great citrus kick that makes a great-tasting snack item with an abundance of nutrition.
Chia seeds are certainly a superfood, as they contain a plethora of nutrients including omega 3's (700 times more than salmon), antioxidants, minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and magnesium, and vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, and folic acid. They\'re renowned for their stamina and energy-boosting qualities, and are great for digestion as they contain high amounts of fiber.
Dates are great providers of quick and instant energy and are digested very easily by the body. They are rich in dietary fiber and flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants called tannins which protect against inflammation and oxidative stress. Dates have moderate amounts of vitamin A, B-vitamins, vitamin K, flavonoids like beta-carotene, lutein, and zea-xanthin, iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
Apricots are a very good source of fiber as well as vitamins A & C, carbohydrates, calcium, iron and potassium. They're very high in beta-carotene, helping to protect the heart and eyes. Apricots also contain phytochemicals called carotenoids like lycopene and zea-xanthin which provide valuable protection against free radicals.
Sesame seeds are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid which helps to lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and increase "good" HDH cholesterol. They're also a good source of protein and amino acids, omega-6 fatty acids, phenolic antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper.
Cashews are rich sources of B-vitamins and are also a great source of essential minerals such as manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. They are packed with soluble dietary fiber and numerous health-promoting antioxidants and phytochemicals that help protect from diseases and cancers, they are great for energy, and have even been shown to help prevent gallstones from forming. Cashews are abundant in heart-friendly monounsaturated-fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids which promote good cardiovascular health by reducing high triglyceride levels. They contain no cholesterol at all, but they do help lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol.
Coconut helps to improve heart and brain health with its short chain and medium chain fatty acids (which have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios unlike long-chain fatty acids which make up nearly 98% of all fatty acids consumed). Coconut is good at reducing sweet cravings and made up of an impressive 61% dietary fiber. More impressive is the fact that it\'s all insoluble fiber, meaning that the body cannot digest it, no calories are derived from it, and it has no effect of blood sugar. In addition, coconut helps to improve digestion by supporting the proper absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It also helps prevent obesity by speeding up metabolism while providing an immediate source of energy with less calories than other fats.
Raisins are rich and concentrated natural sources of energy, antioxidants, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals - including resveratrol, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium copper, fluoride, and zinc. They are one of the top sources of boron in the U.S. diet (which provides protection against osteoporosis) and are believed to help promote healthy blood pressure levels and protect against hypertension with its high levels of potassium and dietary fiber. The selenium and phosphorus in raisins also help with the proper absorption of other nutrients and proteins in the body from all the foods you consume.