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Nuts for Nuttzo!

Posted Nov 30 2012 11:26pm
Good Evening and Happy Friday Everyone!

Wow.  It is already Friday and tomorrow is December 1st.  Time flies when you are having fun.  I have been working on several projects this week and am hoping to share them with you soon.  I am working on updating my website with a few new bells and whistles and am looking for a reasonable web designer help me out.  If any of you have a recommendation, please send them my way.  I am not the most tech savvy person but can help you with your health and wellness needs.  So I am asking for help so I can free up some time to do the work that I am actually good at.

On another note,  I have been keeping up with my "Get Back On Track"  eating plan but don't know if I have lost any weight because, god forbid, my scale is broken.  For real.  I wish I could say that I was not going to replace it but I am too anal and like to check in from time to time to see if I am on track.  What can I say, I am a work in progress.

So I got another fun package in the mail which contained a 3-Pack of Nuttzo!

Needless to say I was a bit excited about this arrival.  I have tried Original Nuttzo and Nuttzo NP before and LOVED them but am bummed because I can only buy these amazing nut butters online (which is worth it) but not as convenient.    But what I was most excited about was Nuttzo's Dark Chocolate Flavor!  Oh my goodness, this stuff is amazing.  Truly delicious.  


Nuttzo's website shared 8 Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate Nuttzo and I absolutely agree with them all!


Organic Dark Chocolate – It can help prevent heart disease: Like tea, dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which are compounds that act as antioxidants. Flavonoids protect cells from harmful molecules—called free radicals—that are produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to sunlight or smoke. Free radicals can cause cell damage that leads to heart disease. Flavonoids can also lower blood pressure and reduce LDL cholesterol (i.e., the bad cholesterol) by up to 10 percent. It can improve your mood: Dark chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that bring on feelings of pleasure. It also contains the chemical serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant. It can protect your skin: German researchers found that the flavonoids in dark chocolate absorb UV light, help protect and increase blood flow to the skin, and improve skin’s hydration and complexion. Organic Peanuts - Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, folate, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese and phosphorus. They also are naturally free of trans-fats and sodium, and contain about 25% protein (a higher proportion than in any true nut).While peanuts are considered high in fat, they primarily contain “good” fats also known as unsaturated fats. One serving of peanuts contains 11.5 g unsaturated fat and 2 g of saturated fat. In fact, peanuts have been linked well enough to their heart-healthy benefits. In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration released a health claim recognizing peanuts in helping maintain one’s cholesterol:Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, including peanuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.Organic Flaxseed – contains lignans that have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties. Flaxseeds have the richest source of lignans, 100 times more than the next best source, wheat bran. The majority of lignans are found in the seed, giving it an advantage over flax oil. Flaxseed also contains lecithin, which emulsifies fat and cholesterol. These little seeds improve digestion, help stabilize blood glucose levels, fight tumor formation and enhance cardiovascular health.Organic Hazelnut pieces – nutritional powerhouses, exhibiting the highest folate content of any tree nut. This essential nutrient, also known as Vitamin B9, has been studied for its positive effect on the cardiovascular system, and it is especially important for pregnant women in helping to reduce the incidence of neural tube birth defects. Hazelnuts also have the highest proanthocyanidin content among all tree nuts. These healing compounds concentrated in plants have been studied for their ability to reduce blood clotting, and together with the high folate content may provide a powerful boost to our cardiovascular health. In addition, proanthocyanidins help to lower the risk of urinary tract infections.Organic Cashews - high in magnesium and manganese, and are a good source of selenium and zinc. The magnseium in cashews works to strengthen the digestion and improve flexibility, while manganese and selenium work together to rid the body of harmful oxidized cholesterol.Organic Almonds - a boost of protein and a helpful dose of the antioxidant Vitamin E! Almonds are one of nature’s most perfect foods, offering high levels of magnesium as well as good amounts of potassium, calcium, and fiber.Oragnic Brazil Nuts – best known for being the number one plant source of the mineral selenium, exhibiting approximately2,500 times as much of this vital trace mineral as any other nut. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant which has been proven to protect the body against infection, and this essential trace mineral has also been studied for its benefits to male fertility. Brazil nuts also contain sulfur-bearing amino acids (methionine and cysteine), giving them strength-building, liver-supporting, and tissue repair properties. 
Organic Sunflower Seeds – In addition to linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), sunflower seeds are also an excellent soure of dietary fiber, some amino acids(espeially typtophan), Vitamin E, BVitamins (specially vitamin B1 or thiamine, vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid and folate), and minerals such as copper, mangnese, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, selenium, calcium and zinc.  Additionally, they are rich in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.
 

 

I would recommend eating Nuttzo on my new favorite bread- Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Bread.



I enjoyed two slices of toast smeared with Dark Chocolate Nuttzo and Original Nuttzo.  I love the texture of these nut butters because they are chock full of nuts and seeds.  That is it.  

2 tablespoons of NuttZo O provides 50% of your daily value of Omega 3 ALAs
NuttZo is also a complete protein –so eat it right out of the jar!
No sugar  or hydrogenated oils added.
Most importantly, the taste is amazing and it will have you coming back for more.




My husband loves Nuttzo.  So we will definitely be ordering more Nuttzo.  You can check out their website here

On another note, I want to let you all know that I am selling Homemade Holiday Kale Chips!

Each box is $8.50 and I am taking orders right now.  Just email me with your order at abigail.white@eatdrinkandbeaware.com

So much fun!


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