Healthy snack - w/c 9/7/18

OAT FREE Flapjacks

A NEW recipe this week so hopefully everyone will enjoy it! It is JAM PACKED with superfoods, giving you anti-oxidents, loads of vitamins, minerals and a bit of the sweet stuff in the form of Dark Chocolate!

Dried apricots - contain a great many micro nutrients such as calcium, potassium, phsophorus, vitamin A and C as well as Iron. They help to improve digestion and treat constipation, regulate heartburn, control high blood pressure and help rebuild muscle after training.

Dried mango - contains vitamin A and Iron and is a good source of readily available carbs because of the amount of sugar.

Pumpkin seeds - these little fellows are packed with stuff: Vitamin K, Phosphorous, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper to name but a few. They also contain lots of antioxidants and a decent amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, potassium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and folate.

Desiccated coconut and Coconut Oil - does a whole host of things for you; helps increase good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart disease and promotes heart health, protects the liver, boosts the immune system, helps improve memory and brain function, improves energy levels and endurance and improves type 2 diabetes. It quite brilliant!

Chia seeds - these even smaller guys are packed with vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, omega 3 oils, protein and anti-oxidents. They help with heart health and digestion health. They also boost your energy levels and metabolism as well as helping give you strong bones.

Walnuts - contain good fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), but they are also a good source of the essential fatty acid omega-3. They also contain iron, selenium, calcium, zinc, vitamin E and some B vitamins.

Pitted dates - A good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fiber. It also contain scalcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium,magnesium and zinc. They are also rich in protein and help with improving bone health, digestion and strengthens your nervous system.

Goji berries - Contains a host of vitamins and minerals such as: vitamin C, fiberiron, vitamin A, zinc, antioxidants. They also help boost your immune system and provide flu protection. They can potential aid weight loss. Goji berries pack healthy food energy into small servings.

Vanilla Extract - Supports heart health and provides some cancer prevention. Helps reduces Inflammation. Provides Acne Prevention and can also aid weight loss.

Dark Chocolate - Is a powerful source of anti-oxidants. It can help improve blood flow and lower Blood Pressure as well as raise HDL and protects LDL from Oxidation. Reduce Heart Disease Risk and Improve Brain Function. And includes fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese. It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and seleniu

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