Monday, 19 December 2011
Review - The Food Doctor - raw seeds & nuts
On the face of it, it is fairly expensive at £2.99 but it does give you a good balance of seven ingredients which you could go and buy in bigger quantities and save some money. The 210g is a handy size and there are not many ready packed foods like this and so it could be a real challenge to find another source of food which gives so much for the price. I quite liked reading the blurb on the inside of the packaging which clearly gives a stream of principles; this one is number 3 and reads as follows:
"Variety is the spice of life and by eating a wider range of wholesome foods you are more likely to get the nutrients your body needs. Try a new food every week to make life more interesting and help keep you motivated to eat better forever"
How right they are with this principle and it's true, a varied diet of wholesome foods is vital. A little bit of this mineral here, a little bit of that phytochemical there, makes all the difference. So what exactly is included and are they any good?
This is what is in the pot:
Sunflower seeds 35%. Contain vitamins E, B1, B2, B3. Other minerals to improve skin ans help tissue repair.
Peanuts 20% Good for protein, fibre and unsaturated fats.
Pumpkin seeds 15% Contains Magnesium, copper, selenium and vitamins B1, B2, B3
Almonds 8% Good for lowering cholesterol, enhancing antibody production to protect against some cancers
Hazelnuts 7% Contain a good range of nutrients and vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and copper, zinc and iron
Coconuts 5% Contains vitamins A, B & C
This food has the advantage of travelling easily (not fragile) and not needing refrigderation and ideal sprinikled over breakfast cereal in the morning, adding to my reputation of having gravel for breakfast. It could be used sparingly as a snack while cycling but I'd recommend washing it down with plenty of water. It takes a while to digest as it's very filling, so not too much in one go!
This along with other similar products are available on The Food Doctor website