To snack or not to snack, that is the question. In fact, if that's the question, the answer is yes to snack. We need it, we love it, there's no reason not to. The real conundrum is how to snack.
Snacking healthy and deliciously is easy with Yömms. There are 4 delicious different varieties, all pecan based. Today, we want to talk to you about the Nutty Chia variety. It has pecans, black sesame seeds, and chia. Each one of those ingredients has a different thing to offer. Let's break it down.
If antioxidants is the name of the game, pecans are the undisputed champions. Pecans are the nut with a higher concentration of antioxidants, hands down. The thing about antioxidants is that they prevent free radicals from developing or reproducing, which is instrumental both in cancer prevention and treatment.
Another thing to keep an eye out when you're considering what to snack on is protein. Protein shouldn't be the driving factor deciding what to snack on, but it sure helps if your snack can give you a protein boost. Why is it not the deciding factor? Because regardless of what you choose to snack on, most of your daily protein intake will come from your main meals - that is considering you're eating right. Pecans, however, do offer a protein boost that you can take advantage of.
Last but not least, let's consider flavor. Pecans are, in our opinion, one of the best tasting nuts out there. It is precisely because they offer such a wide range of health benefits without sacrificing flavor that we've chosen them as the central piece to all our snacks. They make snacking healthy into a rewarding experience, and that's the real trick, that makes it so much easier.
2. Black Sesame Seed
Antioxidants are strong with this one too. Black sesame seeds are an excellent source of vitamin B1 and dietary fiber. Their dietary fiber comes from lignans which will also help you lower your cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health in general.
They're also a great source of magnesium and calcium. The thing about calcium is that, for the most part, it isn't properly absorbed, and that's the beauty of it. The fact that black sesame seeds carry both magnesium and calcium plays a big role on how your body benefits from calcium. Magnesium helps you absorb calcium and put it to good use. Otherwise, you'd just get rid of the calcium through your digestive system or send it to your kidney so it can make beautiful kidney stones, nobody wants that.
Having your snack give you a boost in antioxidants, dietary fiber, magnesium, and calcium is certainly a good deal.
And, of course, they're a tasty addition to the mix. They blend well with the pecan and provide a nice contrast in texture.
Chia seeds are very popular regarding healthy food, so it's no surprise it made its way into this snack. They are, arguably, about the healthiest thing that you can have.
One ounce of Chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. How insane is that? Eleven grams of fiber in an ounce.
Antioxidants, these things keep popping up. Well, that's because they're good for you and they're something you don't usually think about when you plan your meals. You think about fat, carbs, protein, and fiber (most likely). This is why we think a healthy snack has to have antioxidants. It's complementary to your diet. It gives you something you're not getting from your meals and it helps you balance everything out.
Chia seeds have antioxidants because they need them to protect themselves. The fat in the seeds makes them vulnerable while antioxidants offer protection and so, in the way that things work in life and evolution, that came to happen.
And so, these are the elements that together make such a healthy snack possible.
Yömms Nutty Chia isn't only a snack, it can also be a great addition to your meals, but don't take our word for it, check out this delicious salad!
You see, what we love about this snack, is that it offers a lot of possibilities and its packed with things that are great for you. What we love about it is the simplicity. The amazing flavor this snack has is no secret: it's all due to how these ingredients go great together.
There really isn't much to think about, just try them! What's even better is that Nutty Chia isn't the only one we got. We've got a whole bunch of tricks up our sleeve. Get any of our 4 delicious varieties: Nutty Chia, Crazy Pineapple, Coco Twist, and Crunchy Joy.
They're available at Amazon. Get them all, try them all, and pick your favorite!