These Sprouted Chips Can Help You Eat Your VeggiesFebruary 11th, 2016
Eat your veggies: three words every person has heard at least a dozen times in their lives. While there’s no doubt that consuming a plate of steamed greens is always a good idea, let’s be honest here—it’s not always the most fun.
Enter Way Better Snacks: a line of flavorful, crunchy snacks baked with the highest-quality sprouted seeds, whole grains, and beans. They’re crazy tasty and high in antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins to boot. Sound too good to be true? It’s not, promise.
Take, for example, sprouted broccoli seeds—a key ingredient in many of the brand’s popular flavors like Unbeatable Blues and Multi-Grain. Way Better Snacks’ sprouted broccoli seeds contain 50 times the amount the sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) than fresh broccoli. SGS is an antioxidant, meaning it protects cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals associated with cancer development. In addition to all those antioxidants, every chip is packed with vitamins A and C, folic acid, calcium, and fiber. Top that, greasy potato chips!
So what’s their secret? Well, there’s no magic involved, unless you count the decades-old process known as sprouting, which boosts the nutritional content of seeds, grains, and beans, and ultimately makes them more easily digestible by the body. When these foods aren’t sprouted, they contain “anti-nutrients” like phytic acid that can interfere with digestion, resulting in inflammation and allergic reactions. Beyond benefiting digestion, sprouting actually makes nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants more readily available for easy absorption into the system.
Way Better Snacks sources its ingredients—including sprouted black beans, flaxseed, kale seeds, and daikon radish seeds—from BioEssential Botanicals, one of the world’s leading experts in sprouting. The result is a line of crave-worthy snacks that are good to your tastebuds, great for your health, and a whole lot more exciting than cauliflower.
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