Energy Mix Bag
Almonds, Cranberries, Dark Chocolate Drops, Macadamias, Pistachios
Nature has loads of super foods for a super you. This little power pack contains antioxidants so you have a super snack at your fingertips, for whenever you are feeling a little less super.
We all lead pretty busy lives, so we are looking for a snack that helps us get some of our daily requirements of some vitamins and minerals without having to spend too much time thinking about it. This ‘Energy mix’ contains pistachios and almonds - both provide a good source of Vitamin E [i]. Almonds are also a good non-dairy source of calcium and pistachios containing resveratrol (the same antioxidant that is found in red wine) [ii]. Vitamins and minerals don’t supply energy to the diet but many of them are important for the energy systems of the body [iii]. One serving (30g) of this Energy mix provides 35% of the adequate intake [iv] of Vitamin E for the average adult.
[i] Vitamin E Fact Sheet
Vitamin E Fact Sheet
[ii] HFG Guide Go Nuts!, Healthy Food Guide Publication NZ, May Issue 2011
[iii] Nutrients involved in energy metabolism
[iv] Based on Adequate Intake from the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia & New Zealand.
Most nuts, including almonds and macadamias, included in this energy mix, are high in protein. There is convincing evidence that says that increasing your protein intake can help you to feel fuller for longer [v, vi]. Almonds and Macadamias contain a valuable amount of protein and are low the saturated “bad” fats [v, vi]. Whether you are reluctantly dragging yourself to the gym, or simply picking up the kids from school, replacing refined carbohydrate snacks with a handful of this energy mix will help tide you over to the next meal time [v, vi].
[v] Snacks: How they fit into your weight-loss plan. © 1998-2011 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFME)
Snacks How they fit into your weight-loss plan
[vi] The Effects of High Protein Diets on Thermogenesis, Satiety and Weight Loss:A Critical Review J Am Coll Nutr October 2004 vol. 23 no. 5 373-385
Nutrients involved in energy metabolism
A dietician or registered nutritionist should be consulted for specific advice on individual requirements, as everybody has different dietary needs. We quite like to chat to Nikki Hart (Registered Nutritionist) about specific nutritional advice. We recommend that you check out her website, and make an appointment for the most suitable solution to get a professional view on your nutrition requirements.
Other good links read about nuts and protein
Almonds (35%), Cranberries (20%) (Cranberries (70%), Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Macadamia Nuts (20%), Dark Chocolate Chunks (15%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Anhydrous Milk Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, 476), Cocoa Solids (44%), Pistachio Nuts (10%)
Contains Tree Nuts, Milk Products and Soybean Products.
Produced in a factory handling Cereals Containing Gluten, Sesame Seeds and Peanuts.
| ||Qty Per Serving||Qty Per 100g
|Fat – Total||12.4g||41.4g
|Carbohydrate – Total||8.3g||27.7g
All values are considered averages unless otherwise indicated.