Be kind to your heart with some delicious heart-healthy snacks. These satisfying munchies are rich in protective nutrients like antioxidants, dietary fiber, and monounsaturated fat to support a healthy cardiovascular system.
The name says it all! This tasty mix is nothing but natural, heart-healthy ingredients like raw almonds, dried apples, dried apricots, English walnuts, soybeans, and dried cranberries. Almonds and walnuts are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats which protect against cardiovascular disease. Dried fruits like apples and apricots are rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to lower total and LDL “bad” cholesterol levels.
A combination of heart-healthy nuts is a great way to get an ideal balance of protective nutrients. Not only are nuts rich in unsaturated “good” fats which can lower cholesterol levels, but they are also packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids can reduce inflammation and lower the risk factors for developing heart disease. Nuts are also rich in an amino acid called L-arginine which promotes artery health and prevents blood clots.
3) Berry Mix
Our berry mix is more than a deliciously sweet and tart combination of seven different berries. The superfruits in this mix are rich in antioxidant-like compounds that improve blood flow and prevent plaque build-up. Fruits like strawberries, cherries, and raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C which is essential for normal cardiovascular function. Berries are another great fiber-rich food that can help reduce LDL cholesterol levels.
These organic chia energy squares are an enticing combination of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and crunchy chia seeds. The nuts and chia seeds add a rich source of protective omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. Dried fruit provides antioxidants and vitamins, and gives these energy bites the perfect hint of sweetness. This is a great snack for when you feel like a boost of energy, but don’t want the jittery side effects of caffeine.
Quinoa is a heart-healthy food, and our organic red quinoa puffs boast the same nutritional content of quinoa in a tasty snack. Quinoa puffs are extremely high in magnesium, which is essential for heart health and may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. They are also an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, specifically oleic acid, which is the same heart-healthy nutrient found in olive oil. Enjoy these straight out of the bag or sprinkle them over yogurt for a delightful crunch!
Have you tried any of these heart-healthy snacks?