Rambutan from Southeast Asia, Goji Berries from Uzbekistan and Cacao Nibs from Bali are just some of the foods that go into every GoBite to provide you with a nutritious mix of proteins, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Here are some highlights of the benefits of the ingredients contained in GoBites:
Dried fruits are rich in antioxidant vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Oxygen, which is the key to our survival, can also disrupt cellular function and impair metabolism through the production of free radicals. These free radicals can disrupt your DNA and destroy proteins and fats in cell membranes. Antioxidants protect your cells from this damage and the degenerative diseases linked to free radicals.
Most dried fruit is treated with the preservative sulfur dioxide. It is used to extend shelf life and give the fruit the bright artificial color we have become accustomed to seeing. Did you know that Sulfur Dioxide can increase the risk of asthma attacks?
We don’t believe in adding any preservatives to our products. We love the way our fruit looks. Natural and delicious!
Phytonutrients are plant based nutrients that act as powerful antioxidants. They can repair DNA damage, stimulate immune response, detoxify carcinogens and cause cancer cells to die. They may also have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Phytonutrients are only found in whole foods and are completely lost in processed foods.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are rich sources of protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. According to the Food and Drug Administration, scientific evidence suggests that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
Walnuts and flax seed contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid similar to those found in salmon and fish oil. ALA is an “essential” fatty acid. Your body can not synthesize it on its own and needs it for optimal cell function and metabolism.
Most nuts and seeds contain good fats like monounsaturated fatty acids. We have been conditioned to think that all fats are bad, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Good fats can improve your cardiovascular health when eaten in moderation. They help lower total cholesterol levels and increase your HDL, or good cholesterol. These good fats can help you maintain healthy cells, which is important in keeping your skin looking healthy and helping your body fight a number of diseases. Monounsaturated fatty acids have also been found to reduce inflammation of cells and tissues. This anti-inflammatory quality combined with the protein found in nuts and seeds can help you recover from strenuous physical activity and help your body repair muscle.
When nuts are consumed with carbohydrate rich foods such as fruit, they slow down the absorption of sugars from the carbohydrates. This allows you to consume carbohydrates while still maintaining stable blood sugar levels.
Nuts and seeds are a great source of vitamins and minerals. They contain Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that supports healthy skin. They are high in Zinc, which is good for your immune system and helps you balance your blood sugar. Most nuts and seeds are a good source of Manganese, which is important for healthy bones.
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavanols which help you sustain a healthy cardiovascular system. They protect your cells from harmful chemicals and toxins, reduce plaque formation on the walls of your arteries, lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to your brain and heart, and decrease cholesterol. Most commercial refined chocolates add refined sugar and lose flavanols during processing, but whole dark chocolate with little processing and raw cacao retains them.