{Raw} Energy Brain Food!

Prep Time: Minimal
Servings: 6 or more

INGREDIENTS: Use organic and {raw} where possible for this recipe.

In a large bowl, mix the following ingredients and serve as a healthy snack:

  • 2 Cups Prunes – Contain the unique phytonutrients neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid two very powerful antioxidants that help protect the cells and brain. Good source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, fibre.
  • 2 Cups Raisins – Phytonutrient research on raisins reveal the unique phenol content that help prevent oxygen-based damage to cells in the body. One of the top sources of a critical mineral to your health – boron. (Especially important for women’s bone health and osteoporosis) Boron is needed to convert estrogens to vitamin D to their most active forms. Positive impact on energy levels.
  • 2 Cups Cranberries – Contain Vitamin C, fibre, and an array of phytonutrients such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, tripterpenoids, anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins all of which have positive effects as an antioxidant, contain anti cancer properties and are anti-inflammatory. Protection against urinary tract infection. (UTI)
  • 1 Cup Goji Berries – One of the most nutrient rich superfoods you can find. Contain unique cartenoids, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. High antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food. Protects DNA from damage from free radicals and radiation.
  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds – High in monounsaturated fats (good fats), which are associated with lowering risk of heart disease. Contain Vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium.
  • 1 Cup Raw Walnuts – Great for your heart health by positively affecting blood quality, vasomotor tone. Contain omega-3s, alpha linolenic acid. Good anti-inflammatory nutrient source, good for bone health and the brain.
  • 1 Cup Raw Cashews – Cashew nuts are actually seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple. Lower in fat content than most nuts. Same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Very good source of monounsaturated fats and copper and good sources of magnesium, tryptophan and phosphorous.

It is important to remember to read the labels when buying raw or dried fruits and nuts. Do not buy any products that contain sugar or artificial sweeteners or any chemical preservatives such as sulphur dioxide.

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