The food we put in our body has a profound effect on the quality of our health and lives. We believe real whole food ingredients that your body recognizes— nothing synthetic, genetically modified or unnatural, ever!
The high-fat, low-carb nutrition profile of almond flour makes it an ideal choice for keto-friendly baking. Packed with insulin-regulating fiber, almond flour helps keep your energy levels and focus optimized without the blood-sugar spike (and crash) of high-glycemic flours. In fact, almonds have been shown to lower blood sugar and improve glycemic control, possibly thanks to high levels of fiber, magnesium and Vitamin E, which boosts insulin-sensitivity.
Gluten free, rich in fiber and MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) which contain important plant-based iron. Consists of fermentable fibers which promote a healthy gut, helps with digestion, and reduces symptoms of IBS. A nutritionally diverse alternative to wheat flour that offers many health benefits.
A root vegetable that is high in protein and other nutrients, it’s rich in Vitamin B9 (Folate), iron and potassium. It fits in a gluten free diet and is known to fight cancers and stimulate the immune system.
An herb that provides a rich source of soluble dietary fiber. Can assist with weight loss and boosting the immune system. Supports healthy cholesterol and lowers blood sugars.
A sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables. Has a very low caloric count and is 70% as sweet as refined sugar. It does not spike blood sugar levels like other sugar alcohols; 90% is absorbed into the bloodstream before it reaches the colon, preventing many of the common side effects of other sugar alcohols. Without a negative aftertaste.
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A nonnutritive sweetener, which means it has almost no calories. It is derived from a plant and is a safe alternative to table sugar. It is about 200% sweeter than table sugar and may offer some health benefits.
Made from crushing cocoa beans into a fine powder. The dutch process cocoa powders are Ph neutral and have a higher fat content. Cocoa powder is high in polyphenols, naturally occurring antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, teas and wine. Polyphenols improve blood flow to the brain and brain function. Cocoa powder has a positive impact on age related mental degeneration and is known to improve symptoms of depression.
Tapioca fiber is extracted from the Cassava root. Used as a binder and additional fiber which does not impact sugar levels or affect ketosis. A soluble fiber created through a Keto-Certified, FiberSmart® process.
An excellent source of dietary fiber and iron, nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is commonly used in baking. It has many health benefits as it is naturally packed with essential nutrients and does not affect sugar levels. It is a keto/paleo/vegan/gluten-free/grain-free/diabetic friendly source of nutrition.
Natural flavor derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant.
Explanation of Ingredients and Why We Don’t Use Them
Chicory Root: Chicory Root in exceedingly small doses has many beneficial benefits. However, larger amounts may result in side effects, including the possibility of emmenagogue (increased menstrual flow) and abortifacient actions (leading to miscarriage); it is therefore not recommended for pregnant women. Additionally, if you have allergies to ragweed, marigolds, or daisies, chicory root may cause allergy-type symptoms.
According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, chicory root is generally well tolerated when consumed by mouth. However, some people may experience symptoms including flatulence, belching, abdominal pains, intestinal sounds, and bloating.
People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may have more problems with gas and indigestion when consuming chicory root and it is not recommended for people following a low FODMAP diet to manage their symptoms.
Corn Fiber: Corn Fiber, also known as Inulin. Side effects may include gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and cramps. For those people who have gastrointestinal issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), supplementing or eating foods with inulin can be problematic.
Tigernut: Tigernuts are a small root vegetable. Root Vegetables are not among the true Keto diet. In small quantities this root vegetable has many benefits. Eating too many tiger nuts at a time can cause abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea or constipation. For people with Crohn’s disease and slower digestive systems, an intestinal blockage may occur.
Tapioca Starch/Dextrin: A ¼ cup of tapioca starch contains more carbs than a ¼ cup of traditional flour, which isn’t something you want when you’re in ketosis. Many people new to the keto diet ask whether or not tapioca starch is okay for the keto diet. The short answer is no, tapioca isn’t a good option when you’re following a keto diet. It’s high in carbs and low in fats, the exact opposite macronutrient profile that keto followers are looking for. This means that it’s highly glycemic and can quickly kick you out of ketosis.
Cassava Flour: Cassava flour comes from a root vegetable. Cassava root is high in carbohydrates and it's higher than you most likely imagined. For instance, per 100 grams, cassava has double the calories and carbohydrates as sweet potato. And this means it could mean an insulin spike for you if you are diabetic.
Gum: Many gums are a byproduct of bacterial fermentation of corn, wheat and other grains. Therefore, if you are wanting to stay grain-free keep an eye out for gum in the ingredient list.