Food in Focus: Pecan and Pistachio Nut Bar
This week on the Kuranda Wholefood’s blog we’re going to put one of our tasty treats under the spotlight and take a look at the benefits of our Pecan and Pistachio Nut Bars!
These two nuts are incredibly good for you and provide countless benefits. Sweetened with Australian honey and combined with crunchy seeds, these bars are both healthy and nutritious.
Pistachio nuts are technically a fruit and come from the Pistacia Vera Tree, packed with antioxidants, fibre and healthy fats. Pistachios have been consumed by human beings for thousands of years and have managed to never dip in popularity!
There was once a four-week study conducted where participants were served two servings of pistachios per day and were found to have greater levels of lutein which is extremely important for eye health.
Not only do pistachios greatly improve eye health but they are also critical in improving gut health. They are packed full of good bacteria which help to fight against harmful bacteria by multiplying and taking up the space of the bad bacteria.
Pistachios are one of the only foods that are jam-packed with vitamin B6 which is important for several reasons including, the formation of haemoglobin, a carrier of oxygen in red blood cells. Finally, they are both low in calories and high in protein! This means that you can use pistachios as a helpful weight loss tool whilst the amino acids within the nut help to assist with blood flow.
The pecan is a nut that goes far beyond inclusion in tasty desserts! Just a handful of pecans can be extremely beneficial with low kilojoule counts, fibre and protein.
Pecans contain plant-based compounds that have huge antioxidant benefits. Being a strong source of the mineral zinc, they are also crucial for immune cell development and function.
Pecans are packed full of vitamin E which is linked to brain strength. Studies have found that those who fill their diets with vitamin E rich products have a 25% lower chance of Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.
The vitamin E and plant-based antioxidants protect the cells and tissues of vital organs such as the brain.
Therefore, it is clear to see why at Kuranda Wholefoods, we go nutty for nuts! To be able to lose weight whilst satisfying your cravings for a salty snack is living the dream.
With just some of the many health benefits of this delicious plant-based treat listed above; there is no better time to pick yourself up a box of Kuranda Wholefood’s Pistachio and Pecan Nut Bars.