Our Ingredients

Ever wonder why we put what we do in our Paleo Paks?

We hand selected each and every ingredient found in our Paleo Paks to make the most optimal snack possible.
Here is some information about all the amazing benefits from everything you’ll find in our Paleo Paks.

 

Walnuts:
Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E.  Nuts in general are also high in plant sterols and fat – but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 fatty acids, in particular, alpha-linolenic acid ALA) that have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts, indeed, have significantly higher amounts of ALA omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts. More than a decade of scientific evidence shows that incorporating walnuts in a healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood vessel elasticity and plaque accumulation. Walnuts have also been shown to aid in the lowering of the bad cholesterol, LDL.

Almonds:
Are another very nutritious nut.  It is a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium. It also contains zinc, selenium, copper and niacin. Almonds contain the most nutrients in comparison to all other nuts. Almonds are also a source of many nutrients which help in development of the brain, effectively control cholesterol levels, contain folic acid; which is very important to have during pregnancy, helps reduce weight from appetite suppression which you get from the mono-saturated fats, and also gives you a great energy boost with the presence of manganese, copper, and riboflavin.

Cashews:
Cashew nuts do have a relatively high fat content (12 grams per ounce, 2 grams saturated fat), but it is considered “good fat.” This is due to the agreeable fat ratio in the nut, 1:2:1 for saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated, respectively, which scientists say is the ideal ratio for optimal health. Cashew nuts also have a fatty acid profile that contributes to good health through phytosterols, tocopherols, and sqaulene, all of which lower the risk of heart disease, combined with the nut’s zero percent cholesterol content. Even with the relatively high fat content, cashew nuts are considered to be a “low-fat” nut. Recommendations vary for cashew nut consumption in diet and weight loss. Cashew nuts have a high energy density and high amount of dietary fiber, both which have been attributed to a beneficial effect on weight management, but only when eaten in moderation And with a high copper content, too, cashew nut consumption helps the body utilize iron, eliminate free radicals, develop bone and connective tissue, and produce the skin and hair pigment melanin. Copper, which is an essential component of the enzyme superoxide dismutase, is vital in energy production and antioxidant defense, producing greater flexibility in blood vessels, bones and joints. Lastly, recent clinical trials have shown that cashews and other nuts work with a person’s lipid profile to have a beneficial effect on those with diabetes or at risk for diabetes. And with 37.7 percent of the daily recommended value of monounsaturated fats, cashews can reduce triglyceride levels in diabetics, protecting them from further complications.

Beef Jerky:
Beef jerky offers a high dose of the macronutrient protein. A 1-oz. serving of a leading brand of beef jerky contains between 12 and 15g of protein. Protein is the building block of the body’s cells, and is one of the most important substances you can eat. One serving of beef jerky contains about twice the protein as pork. Unlike other cuts of red meat, beef jerky is low in fat. A leading brand of beef jerky contains about 1 g of fat per serving. B vitamins are important for using the energy you get from your food and beef jerky is a good source of them. Adequate B vitamin intake is also associated with a healthy nervous system, red blood cell formation and tissue growth. There are several B vitamins in beef jerky including thiamin and riboflavin, with about 0.5 mg of the 1 mg daily recommendation of each in 1 oz. There are 38 mcg of folate in a serving of beef jerky, which is a nutrient that helps prevent birth defects. You will also increase your vitamin B-12 intake by eating beef jerky.

Mangos:
Mangos are very beneficial for people suffering from acidity. It’s enzymes help to relieve indigestion problems. The Bio-active elements such as Esters, Terpenes and Aldehydes present in mango aids in easy digestion. Mangos also have a high level of soluble dietary fiber, Pectin and Vitamin C which helps to lower serum cholesterol levels specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol.

Apples:
Apples are a rich source of flavonoid and polyphenols, both are powerful antioxidants. Apples also contain a large amount of minerals and vitamins that can strengthen the blood. Apples contain malic acid and tartaric acid, that can help prevent disturbances of the liver and digestion. And if that wasn’t enough, apples have been recommended forObesity, Headache, Arthritis, Bronchial asthma, Inflammation of the bladder, Gonorrhea, Anemia, Tuberculosis, Neuritis, Insomnia, Catarrh, Gallbladder stones, Worms, Halithosis, and Pyorrhea.

Acai  Superfood:
We’ll let the ingredients speak for itself on this one. Just read what’s in our Acai Superfood and then tell me that your body won’t be thanking you afterwards. Organic Buckwheat Sprouts, Organic Coconut, Local Raw Blackberry Honey, Organic Currants, Raw Brown Rice Bran & Germ (grain-free), Organic Sunflower Sprouts, Berry Antioxidant Blend (Organic Blueberry Powder, Sambazon Organic Acai Powder, Organic Bilberry Powder, Camu Camu Fruit Powder, Elderberry Powder and Amla Berry Powder), Organic Banana and Himalayan Crystal Salt

Goji Berries:
Studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Goji is the high-energy berry of a special Himalayan tree. Goji berries contain a remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine. A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health. An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration. The fatty acid content in Goji Berries resembles that of olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. Oleic acid is important for a number of reasons. It helps omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane; together they help make cell membranes more supple. By keeping the cell membrane supple, all hormones, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors function more efficiently.

Goldenberries (Peruvian Cherry):

The Goldenberry is a great source of protein (approximately 16%) which is extremely high for any kind of a plant or fruit making them an excellent protein supplement for those who don’t care to get their protein from animal or meat sources. Aside from calcium, phosphorous, which these have a bunch of too,  is one of the most vital minerals in the body and necessary for the growth and strengthening of bones and teeth. Goldenberries are also a great source of Vitamin A which is a fat-soluble vitamin that not only aids in keeping eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist but it’s also a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body.  Along with Vitamin A, these berries are also a great source of Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid which is a potent antioxidant, required by more than 300 metabolic functions in the body including tissue growth, adrenal gland function, healthy gums, metabolism, etc.  One of the major benefits is that it can bind with toxic substances and certain heavy metals to render them harmless while setting them up for easy excretion. There are also numerous B vitamins that exist in the Goldenberry fruit (B1, B2, B6 and B12).  These complex B vitamins do a great deal to reduce stress, improve memory, improve energy and reduce fatigue, spur metabolism, relieve PMS and reduce the risk of heart disease.  They’ve even been shown to help the body burn fat and glucose off for energy.

Mulberries:
Mulberries are low in calories (just 43 cal per 100 g); but are rich source of many health promoting plant derived compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Mulberries have significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals called anthocyanins. These berries also contain resveratrol, another polyphenol flavonoid antioxidant that has been found to be protective against stroke risk. In addition, these berries are an excellent source of vitamin-C (36.4 mcg per 100, about 61% of RDI), which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation and scavenge harmful free radicals. They also contain a good amount of vitamin A, vitamin E and in addition to the above mentioned antioxidants also contain many other health promoting flavonoid antioxidants. Mulberries are an excellent source of iron, which is a rare feature among berries. Iron, being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. They’re also good sources of minerals like potassium, manganese, and magnesium which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.

Coconut:
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called “The Tree of Life.” Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut’s amazing healing powers.