What is so good about the snickers delight bowl? Apart from being one of the tastiest bowls on the menu, the Snickers delight also happens to be one of the most nutritious. High in antioxidants, magnesium, good fats and protein, the snickers bowl is a superfood packed meal. So what is so delightful about this little bowl?
- Good fats: Nuts and cacao are rich sources of healthy essential fats. Both are high in omega 3’s in particular, which as great oils for cardiovascular and brain function. Diets high in essential fats have been linked to a decrease in cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and stroke as well as improvement in concentration, energy, skin disorders and stronger hair and nails.
- Antioxidants: In comparison by weight, cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than blueberries, red wine, or black and green teas. In fact, it has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea!! Traditionally, cacao has been called "yollotl eztli," which literally means "heart blood" due to its powerful and protective effects on the cardiovascular system.
- Protein: One serving of almond butter can contain up to 7 grams of protein, the equivalent of a boiled egg. Protein is the hardest macronutrient for the body to breakdown, making it a filling and slow-release nutrient. Diets high in protein can cause you to lose weight due to the increased effort exerted by the body in an effort to process it. High protein diets are essential for weight loss and keeping the metabolism running. Almond butter, almond milk and even cocao are sustainable, plant based sources of protein that just happen to be as delicious as they are healthy
- Magnesium: Cacao is one of the highest food sources of Magnesium, the relaxation mineral. Magnesium is required by the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, optimizing immune function, maintaining heart health, and building strong bones. Magnesium is also involved in at least 300 biochemical reactions in the body making is an invaluable mineral in every diet. A deficiency in magnesium can lead to muscle spasms, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and anxiety disorders.
So next time your on the hunt for a tasty, nutritious lunch or breakfast, why don’t you try a snickers delight bowl!