Friday, September 2, 2011

Superfood Snacks that Kids Like!

THE NEW SUPERFOOD GRAB & GO:   NAVITAS POWER SNACKS
Cacao-Goji and Citrus-Chia Power Snack Varieties Offer “Bite-Sized Goodness”
Made from the Most Nutrient-Dense Organic Functional Foods 

I buy a lot of Navitas Naturals products.  I am excited to share that they have just launched a new line of Navitas Power Snacks that feature a combination of the most nutrient-dense superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.  The first two varieties in the line, Cacao Goji and Citrus Chia, are flavorful grab-and-go functional foods that use only certified organic and raw ingredients.  Blueberry Hemp will be launched later this year ( I think my daughter will love these).   
  
Offered in an 8-ounce re-sealable and recyclable pouch for a SRP of $8.99, Navitas Power Snacks are chewy, bite-sized nuggets that provide robust flavor.  It is a healthy bonus that they contain no refined sugar, and are gluten-free and dairy-free.  Navitas Power Snacks and other Navitas products are available at a wide variety of retail locations throughout North America including Whole Foods Markets, Wegmans and HEB, and at many online stores such as Amazon.com and NavitasNaturals.com.

In addition to the raw cacao powder and goji powder that Navitas Naturals is renowned for, Cacao Goji Power Snack also features exotic superfoods from Central and South America - maca, chia seeds, camu-camu and lucuma powder, as well as other wholesome raw foods such as date paste, raisins, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.  In addition to chia seeds, Citrus Chia Power Snack contains maca, camu-camu and lucuma superfoods, as well as apricot, raisin, cashew and coconut flakes.   

Meet the Superfoods in Navitas Power Snacks
The many nutritional attributes of the key ingredients in Navitas Power Snacks are worth noting: 

Chia is a high-energy superseed that offers a unique blend of protein, fiber, essential fats, antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals.  Perhaps most notable, chia is a rich source of essential fatty acids - more than 3 times the concentration of most grains.  Chia is also a robust source of protein (more than 20%) with all of the essential amino acids.

Cacao is a raw form of chocolate that is one of the world’s best sources of powerful antioxidants, and is the richest food source of magnesium.  Cacao also provides a vast array of essential minerals and nutrients including: Iron; Potassium; proteins; beta-carotene; and alkaloids. 

The Goji Berry is one of the highest known sources of antioxidants and it contains 18 amino acids and all essential amino acids.  Rich in beta-carotene, polysaccharides, riboflavin and carotenoids, the goji berry is known to help foster a long life and strengthen the immune system.

Camu-Camu is most famous for its abundant concentration of vitamin C - containing up to 60 times more than an orange. This antioxidant-rich berry is also a great source of potassium, calcium, protein, beta-carotene and other powerful phytochemicals and amino acids that are known to have a wide range of therapeutic effects.

Maca is rich in amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, C and E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and iron, and is a good source of sterols and fatty acids.  It has long been used in traditional medicine to increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. Alkaloids in maca are known to nourish the endocrine system - responsible for production and maintenance of hormones.

Lucuma is naturally sweet, but low on the glycemic index.  This alternative sweetener is also a good source of iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B3, beta carotene, fiber and bio-available protein. 

I am so happy that my family likes these and are great for snacking on the go!

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