Sorghum is high in protein, iron, B vitamins and dietary fiber. It is also surprisingly high in antioxidants like phenolic compounds and anthocyanin, which help reduce inflammation and lower free radical damage. Sorghum is high in antioxidants that are tied to reduced risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and some neurological diseases.
We know the issues around sweeteners and have chosen coconut sugar which is made from the flower of the coconut palm. It has a natural caramel flavor and contains iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants. It also contains a fiber called inulin which slows glucose absorption and is why coconut sugar does not spike your blood sugar the way table sugar does. On the glycemic index, table sugar comes in at 60 while coconut sugar is 35 making it more suitable for people with diabetes and those trying to lower their sugar intake.
Unlike the other grains in our bread, buckwheat is actually a seed, not a grain. High in both protein and fiber, buckwheat is heart healthy and can help prevent diabetes and digestive disorders. Buckwheat seeds are so packed with nutrients and antioxidants, including rutin, tannins and catechin, that they are considered a superfood.
Rich in vitamin E, copper, B vitamins, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, and magnesium, sunflower seeds also contain one of the highest levels of phytosterols of commonly consumed nuts and seeds. Phytosterols are beneficial for your heart health and immune system, and may help lower cancer risk.
organic millet flour
non-gmo sorghum flour
organic teff flour
organic buckwheat flour
organic sunflower seeds
organic poppy seeds
expeller pressed avocado oil
organic coconut sugar
organic ground flax seed
organic psyllium husk powder
himilayan sea salt
dry active yeast
Within the tiny black kidney-shaped poppy seed is found high levels of dietary fiber, B vitamins and several important minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and zinc, all of which have been linked to digestive, heart and immune health. Zinc-deficiency in particular has been connected to type 2 diabetes, as has magnesium deficiency.
We all need to improve our omega 3 to 6 ratio. We eat too much 6 and too little 3. Bring on flax seeds, rich in omega-3 ALA. ALA has been found in studies to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, improve platelet function, reduce inflammation, promote healthy endothelial cell function, protect arterial function and reduce heart arrhythmias. It can also improve symptoms of acne, rosacea and eczema. Flax can additionally help reduce dry eye syndrome due to its lubricating effects.
We all know psyllium husk can help our digestive systems when we are constipated. Did you know that it also relieves mild-to-moderate diarrhea? Additionally, psyllium husk is a prebiotic. Prebiotics are important because they promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. Psyllium husk has been proven to lower cholesterol and maintain glycemic balance in the body. This is important for people with Type II diabetes. It also improves heart heath and lowers blood pressure. It is also among the medicial plants that have been shown to significantly decrease body weight.
Millet is important because of its high content of nutrients including vitamin B, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and good fats. It has significant levels of protein and dietary fiber. Millet is also a great source of potassium, which keeps blood pressure low by acting as a vasodilator. Millet can reduce chances of type 2 diabetes due to its
significant levels of magnesium. Magnesium is one of the important minerals for increasing the efficiency of insulin and glucose receptors in the body. A 30% reduction in diabetes has been seen in populations that consume a magnesium-rich diet.
Teff is a high-fiber food and a strong source of protein, manganese, iron and calcium. One cup of these tiny kernels provide 31% of our DV of thiamine and a whopping 360% of our DV of manganese. Teff is a calcium rich food that, combined with manganese, promotes bone health. At 28% of our daily copper, Teff helps heal our body’s muscles, joints, and tissue.
High-oleic expeller-pressed avocado oil:
that’s a mouthful, we know. What it means is that it is the healthiest fat you can eat. Almost 70% of avocado oil is monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid which is also the main component of olive oil. Avocado oil increases HDL good cholesterol. New studies are finding that avocado oil, specifically the unsaponifiables in avocado oil, may reduce the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. Studies are also finding that avocado oil neutralizes free radicals which are a waste product of metabolism.