Why our product?

Our food products are undeniably delicious! But why are they also so good for you?

All of our products are healthy foods that also have many hidden benefits!

You’ve heard it a million times: The best way to stay healthy is to eat a wide variety of vitamin-rich foods. But eating a wide variety of foods can sometimes be difficult in our on-the-go culture.

Enter super foods. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which minimize the cell damage that may lead to heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases. Eating them can help you feel more assured that you’re getting what you need from your diet.

Many people believe that they need to take pricey dietary supplements to get all the vitamins and minerals they need. But nutrients work best in your body when you get them the natural way: in the amounts found in foods and balanced with other nutrients.

Nutrient-dense super foods offer a better bang for your buck, and by eating them every day you boost your intake of vitamins, minerals, and other key nutrients that benefit the body and the immune system.

Below is a list of just some of the health benefits associated with the many vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids found in our healthy, nutritious and delicious range of products:

 

ANTIOXIDANTS:

When oxygen interacts with certain molecules in the environment or the food you eat, free radicals, molecules with an odd number of electrons, are formed. If left to their own devices, free radicals create a chain reaction, damaging your cells and DNA and increasing your risk for a wide array of illnesses. Your body defends itself with antioxidants, molecules that interact with free radicals and prevent the harm they can do. You can arm your body with antioxidants by eating foods rich in vitamins C, A and E, as well as the mineral selenium. Because your body cannot make these nutrients, you must take in an adequate amount each day. Our Rosella, Moringa and Cashew are rich in a vast array of antioxidants.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A and the provitamin A carotenoid, beta carotene, is an important antioxidant which help protect you from free radicals. Vitamin A and beta carotene are also responsible for healthy vision, cell growth and normal formation and maintenance of your heart, kidneys, lungs and other organs.

B Complex Vitamins:

All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body uses to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B-complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein. B-complex vitamins are needed for a healthy liver, skin, hair, and eyes. They also help support adrenal function, maintain a healthy nervous system, are necessary for key metabolic processes, good brain function and are important to DNA synthesis.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

B1 or Thiamine is sometimes called an “anti-stress” vitamin because it may strengthen the immune system and improve the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions and plays a crucial role in certain metabolic reactions. Your body needs it to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for energy.

Vitamin B2 ( Riboflavin)

Riboflavin is needed to help the body change vitamin B6 and folate into forms it can use. It is also important for growth and red blood cell production. In addition to producing energy for the body, riboflavin works as an antioxidant, fighting damaging free radicals.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is important for cardiovascular, digestive, immune, muscular, and nervous system function. It is one of the vitamins that are behind the scenes. The B6 vitamin is needed for proper brain development and function and to make the hormone serotonin, which affects mood. Vitamin B6 also helps the body make melatonin, which is important in helping regulate your internal clock.

Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

Vitamin B7, also called biotin, is a vital part of a healthy metabolism and creating important enzymes. Biotin is often used to strengthen hair and nails, and is also called Vitamin H (for hair). Many systems benefit from biotin including the skin, nerves, digestive tract, metabolism and cells, Biotin is needed for the formation of fatty acids and glucose, which are used as energy in our body.   

B12

Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient which has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, able to regenerate other antioxidants within the body, helping to guard against even more free radical damage, helping to protect against heart disease, cancer and stress.

Vitamin C also helps your body metabolize protein and cholesterol and for making the collagen protein involved in the building and health of cartilage, joints, skin, and blood vessels and wound healing.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E benefits your circulation and helps keep your blood healthy. It plays a role in your body’s production of red blood cells, which transport oxygen to all of your organs and tissues. Vitamin E also helps your body use vitamin K, a nutrient that promotes proper blood clotting, protecting you from bleeding disorders, and widens your blood vessels.

Carotenoids

Carotenoids are antioxidant plant pigments that give fruits and vegetables their red, orange and yellow colours. When you eat these foods, your body converts beta-carotene, a type of carotenoid, to retinol, a form of vitamin A. For this reason, many orange vegetables, such as sweet potatoes and carrots, are considered rich sources of vitamin A. Lycopene, a red pigment in tomatoes, watermelon and rosella, and lutein, a green pigment in spinach and moringa, are carotenoids that cannot be converted to vitamin A, but also provide powerful antioxidant benefits.

Polyphenols

Many antioxidants are polyphenols so it’s worth knowing a little about them.

Polyphenols are a large class of chemical compounds found in plants. Many are powerful antioxidants and can neutralise free radicals, reduce inflammation and slow the growth of tumours.

Polyphenols add astringency and bite to foods. You’ll notice it in tea that’s brewed too strong (once called tannins) and in the “greenish” flavour of extra-virgin olive oil or the back palate of red wine and rosella. Anything that makes your mouth pucker generally contains polyphenols.

In plants, polyphenols help defend against attack by insects and give plants their colour (anthocyanins).

Examples: resveratrol in red wine, capsaicin in chilli and paprika, thymol in thyme, cinnamic acid in cinnamon, rosmarinic acid found in rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage and peppermint.

 

Essential Minerals

The body needs many minerals; these are called essential minerals. Essential minerals are sometimes divided up into major minerals (macrominerals) and trace minerals (microminerals). These two groups of minerals are equally important, but trace minerals are needed in smaller amounts than major minerals. The amounts needed in the body are not an indication of their importance.

Macro Minerals:

Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Phospherous, Sulfur, Chloride

Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. It is essential for the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, where about 99% of the body’s calcium is found. Calcium also helps the heart, nerves, muscles, and other body systems work properly. It is probably best known for helping prevent osteoporosis.

Your body needs several other nutrients in order for calcium to be absorbed and used properly, including magnesium, phosphorous, and especially vitamins D and K. Many factors, including age, disease states, and medications, can affect calcium absorption.

Phospherous

Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body. These 2 important nutrients work closely together to build strong bones and teeth. About 85% of the body’s phosphorus is in bones and teeth. Phosphorous is also present in smaller amounts in cells and tissues throughout the body. Phosphorus helps filter out waste in the kidneys and plays an essential role in how the body stores and uses energy. It also helps reduce muscle pain after a workout. Phosphorus is needed for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues and cells, and for the production of the genetic building blocks, DNA and RNA. Phosphorus is also needed to help balance and use other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, iodine, magnesium, and zinc.

Magnesium

Magnesium is the second most abundant element inside human cells and the fourth most abundant positively charged ion in the human body. Magnesium is a macro-mineral, which, unlike trace minerals, is needed by the body in large amounts. 

Every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys, needs magnesium. This mineral also contributes to the makeup of teeth and bones. Magnesium activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate levels of calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.

Potassium

Potassium is essential for maintaining proper fluid balance, nerve impulse function, muscle function, cardiac function.

Potassium is the main electrolyte inside your cell; along with the sodium outside your cells, it creates a phenomenon known as the membrane potential. The membrane potential allows an electrical current to pass from one cell to the next. In doing so, it contracts muscle fibers – including those of your heart – and transmits nerve signals. Because maintaining both your heartbeat and nerve function is so critical in keeping you alive, the potassium in your body plays a significant role in your health. Certain factors, such as your hydration level, impact the amount of this mineral in your cells, and your body has systems in place to help regulate your potassium status.

Sodium

Sodium is an essential mineral for the human body. Sodium helps control blood pressure by maintaining fluid balance and is a main nutrient used in nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction, which is why sodium concentrations are carefully controlled by the body.

Microminerals

The body needs trace minerals in very small amounts. Note that iron is considered to be a trace mineral, although the amount needed is somewhat more than for other microminerals.

Iron, zinc, selenium, iodine, copper, manganese, Fluoride, Chromium

Iron 

Iron is used by blood cells to carry oxygen to all cells in the body. It helps to build a strong immune system and release energy from food.

Zinc

Zinc is vital to about 200 different enzymes, to the formation of bone tissue, in the healing of wounds, to the production of proteins, the regulation of ribosomal, ribonucleic acid synthesis and insulin and in the metabolizing of carbohydrates

Selenium

Selenium is the only mineral that the National Institutes of Health lists as an antioxidant. Selenium, which enters plants from the soil, helps your body produce antioxidant enzymes, proteins that protect against cell damage. It also may help prevent cancer and treat damage from ingestion of metals.

 

Amino Acids

Amino acids are organic nutrients that appear in foods and in the human body either as building blocks of proteins or as free amino acids.

There are 18 different amino acids, or protein types, that are the building blocks for a healthy body. 

Non-essential amino acids are proteins that the body can synthesize by itself, provided there is enough nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen available. Essential amino acids are proteins supplied by the food you eat. They must be consumed in your diet as the human body either cannot make them or cannot make them in sufficient quantities to meet your body’s needs.

Proteins act as enzymes, hormones, and antibodies for your immune system. They maintain fluid balance and keep the levels of acid and alkalinity in check. Proteins also transport substances such as oxygen, vitamins, and minerals to target cells throughout the body. Structural proteins, such as collagen and keratin, are responsible for the formation of bones, teeth, hair, and the outer layer of skin and they help maintain the structure of blood vessels and other tissues.

Enzymes are proteins that facilitate chemical reactions without being changed in the process. Hormones (chemical messengers) are proteins that travel to one or more specific target tissues or organs, and many have important regulatory functions. Insulin, for example, plays a key role in regulating the amount of glucose in the blood.

The human body also uses protein to manufacture antibodies (giant protein molecules), which combat invading antigens. Antigens are usually foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses that have entered the body and could potentially be harmful. Immunoproteins, also called immunoglobulins or antibodies, defend your body from possible attack from these invaders by binding to the antigens and inactivating them.

If these critical components for a healthy body are not provided as part of a healthy diet, your body will look for other sources for them. This can include the breakdown of your organs, leading to chronic problems such as liver and kidney problems, diabetes, and heart disease.

Moringa is considered a complete food because it contains all of the essential amino acids required for a healthy body. Dried Moringa leaf is a nutritional powerhouse and contains all of the following amino acids:

ESSENTIAL Amino Acids

The 8 amino acids below are essential (vital), which means they are necessary for the human life and health but cannot be produced in your body so you need to get them from foods.

Isoeucin : 

builds proteins and enzymes and it provides ingredients used to create other essential biochemical components in the body, some of which promote energy and stimulate the brain to maintain a state of alertness.

Leucine : 

works with isoleucine to build proteins and enzymes which enhance the body’s energy and alertness.

Lysine : 

ensures your body absorbs the right amount of calcium. It also helps form collagen used in bone cartilage and connective tissues. In addition, lysine aids in the production of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes. Lysine also improves the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth.

Methionine : 

primarily supplies sulfur to your body. It is known to prevent hair, skin, and nail problems, while lowering cholesterol levels as it increases the liver’s production of lecithin. Methionine reduces liver fat and protects the kidneys, which reduces bladder irritation.

Phenylanaline : 

produces the chemical needed to transmit signals between nerve cells and the brain. It can help with concentration and alertness, reduce hunger pains, and improve memory and mood.

Threonine : 

is an important part of collagen, elastin, and enamel proteins. It assists metabolism and helps prevent fat build-up in the liver while boosting the body’s digestive and intestinal tracts.

Tryptophan :

supports the immune system, alleviates insomnia, and reduces anxiety, depression, and the symptoms of migraine headaches. It also is beneficial in decreasing the risk of artery and heart spasms as it works with lysine to reduce cholesterol levels.

Valine : 

is important in promoting a sharp mind, coordinated muscles, and a calm mood.

NON – ESSENTIAL Amino Acids

Alanine:

is important for energy in muscle tissue, brain, and central nervous system. It strengthens the immune system by producing antibodies. Alanine also helps in the healthy metabolism of sugars and organic acids in the body.

Arganine:

causes the release of the growth hormones considered crucial for optimal muscle growth and tissue repair. It also improves immune responses to bacteria, viruses, and tumor cells while promoting the healing of the body’s wounds.

Histidine :

is a precursor of histamine and is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, ulcers, and anemia. A lack of histidine may lead to poor hearing.

Cysteine : 

functions as an antioxidant and is a powerful aid to the body in protecting against radiation and pollution. It can help slow the aging process, deactivate free radicals, and neutralize toxins. It also helps in protein synthesis and presents cellular change. It is necessary for the formation of new skin cells, which aids in the recovery from burns and surgical operations.

Tyrosine:

transmits nerve impulses to your brain. It helps overcome depression; improves memory; increases mental alertness; plus promotes the healthy functioning of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands.

Glycine : 

promotes the release of oxygen required in the cell-making process. It is also important in the manufacturing of hormones responsible for a strong immune system. 

Proline : 

is extremely important for the proper function of your joints and tendons. It also helps maintain                     and strengthen heart muscles.

Serine :

is important in storing glucose in the liver and muscles. Its antibodies help strengthen the body’s immune system. Plus, it synthesizes fatty acid sheaths around nerve fibers. 

Glutamic acid :

is food for the brain. It improves mental capacities, helps speed the healing of ulcers, reduces fatigue, and curbs sugar cravings.

 

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