So you know nuts are a healthy snack, but when it comes down to it, what types of nuts should you be eating? Roasted, Unsalted, Raw, Sprouted?
“Roasted” nuts may be the most common, but more often than not they’re fried. You can see vegetable oil in the ingredients, which is used to fry the nuts. If you fry nuts, they don’t need to be fresh and neither does the oil, so it can be advantageous for the producer. If you want roasted nuts that aren’t fried, look for “dry-roasted nuts.” You won’t find oil in the ingredients.
When raw, they’re in their natural state with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in tact without being compromised in a heating process. Raw nuts are digested slower than roasted, making you feel full longer.
Sprouting a seed or nut activates its nutrients to help support the growing process, providing you with a more nutrient rich version. Sprouting involves soaking the nut or seed, rinsing, and repeating. It’s important that this is done in a clean environment and sprouting times can take anywhere from 1-4 days.
Living Intentions makes it easy for you to feel good about your snack. All of their products are raw, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO and organic. According to their website; “Sprouting is all about active enzymes. Active enzymes assist digestion, increase energy, and allow the body a greater sense of ease.”
This Wild Berry Trail Mix is full of golden berries, goji berries, currants, sprouted pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs and raw cashews. It’s rich in Vitamin A, Magnesium, and Iron making it a super energizing snack with only good quality ingredients.
Make sure you check out Living Intentions for not only their trail mixes, but their nuts, superfood cereals, salad boosters and flours.