My Ingredients

This is a partial list of the ingredients from which I make all my products. You will notice that I do not add any artificial anything. No artificial sweeteners, no artificial colourings, no flavour enhancers, no preservatives, no fillers - nothing. I don’t put them in the food I make for me, why should I put them in the food I make for you? My purpose is to create something that will be of significant immediate and long-term nutritional benefit for you.

Unfortunately I have not yet sourced a purely natural vanilla essence and some of the foods (coconut and dried fruit) come to me with preservative added so I cannot honestly advise you that there is no preservative whatsoever in my products but I am working on it.

Per World’s Healthiest Foods, nutrient dense foods provide health benefits senior to the caloric input to your dietary intake. To qualify they must also be whole foods that are familiar, affordable, readily available and tasty. That’s why a lot more of our ingredients did not make the list. Despite having a high nutrient content, many are not familiar, readily available and affordable. Several of my ingredients cost me over $150 a kilo.

Superfoods are those rich in antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fibre and other factors thought to confer an additional health benefit. Each of the ingredients I have flagged as having Superfood status was acknowledged as such on one or more web sites I visited. Truth be known, probably a lot more of my ingredients truly are superfood, they just have not yet been acknowledged as such.

Many foods operate synergistically with others in ways that are only just now being researched. For instance in Feb 2011 I learned of research that found taking broccoli and chicken together gave 13 times the anti-cancer benefit of each individually.

Antioxidants operate like that. Hort Research in New Zealnd found that taking antioxidants together has more than an additive effect, it has a cumulative effect. When I read that article I was pleased to see that the four antioxidants they tested for their research (Acai, Cacao, Camu Camu and Goji) were all in my top bar. Intrigued I researched the antioxidant property of each of my ingredients and found every single one of the ingredients iun my top bars had antioxidant benefits. Increased my enthusiasm for eating even more of my own product it did!

Where I was able to find an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity - the measure of how effective is an antioxidant in scavenging free readicals) score I have included it, otherwise I have indicated that it does have antioxidant properties.

Ingredient List for the Healthelicious Product Range

Ingredient Name Gluten
Free
Certified
Organic
Nutrient
Dense
Super
Food
Anti-
Oxidant
Anti-
Cancer
Toxin
Chelator
acai berry powder Yes Yes Yes 102,700
agave syrup Yes Yes Yes
almonds Yes Yes Yes 4,454
apricot kernels Yes Yes
apricot dried Yes Yes 3,234
astragalus Yes Yes
bacopa\brahmi Yes Yes
brazil nuts Yes Yes 1,419 Yes
brewers yeast Yes Yes
buckwheat Yes Yes Yes
butter Yes
cacao nibs Yes Yes Yes 62,100
cacao powder Yes Yes Yes 55,653
camu camu powder Yes Yes Yes Yes
caraway seeds Yes Yes
cashew nuts Yes Yes 1,948
cats claw Yes Yes Yes
chia seeds Yes Yes Yes Yes
chick peas Yes 847
chocolate chips Yes Yes
chlorella Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
cilantro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
cinnamon Yes Yes Yes 131,420
coconut - shredded Yes Yes Yes
coconut oil Yes Yes Yes Yes
coconut palm suger Yes Yes
couch grass Yes Yes Yes Yes
cranberries Yes Yes
currants Yes Yes 7,960
dates Yes 2,387
eggs Yes Yes
FiberAid© Yes
flaxseeds Yes Yes Yes 19,600
fulvic minerals Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
cherries, glace Yes 3,747
garlic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
goji berries Yes Yes Yes 25,600
gotu kola Yes Yes
hazelnuts Yes 9,645
honey Yes Yes Yes
kelp Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
lecithin Yes Yes
lúcuma powder Yes Yes Yes Yes
macadamia nuts Yes 1,695
maca powder Yes Yes Yes Yes
marmalade Yes
mesquite meal Yes Yes Yes Yes
modifilan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
nopal powder Yes Yes Yes
nutmeg Yes 69,640
olive leaf Yes Yes
orange peel Yes
oregano Yes Yes 175,295
paw paw Yes Yes
pecans Yes 17,940
pepitas Yes Yes Yes Yes
peppermint Yes Yes Yes
pine nuts Yes 616
pistachio nuts Yes 7,983
probiotics Yes Yes Yes Yes
purple corn extract Yes Yes Yes
raisins Yes Yes Yes 3,406
reishi mushroom Yes Yes Yes
rhodiola rosea Yes Yes
rosehip Yes 96,150
rosemary Yes Yes 165,280
sesame seeds Yes Yes Yes Yes
siberian ginseng Yes Yes Yes
spirulina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
sultanas Yes Yes Yes 10,450
sunflower seeds Yes Yes Yes Yes
tahini Yes Yes
tribulus Yes Yes
turmeric Yes Yes Yes Yes 127,068
vanilla essence Yes Yes
vitamin C Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
vitamin D < /td> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
vitamin E Yes Yes
walnuts Yes Yes Yes 13,541
whey protein concentrate Yes Yes
yacón syrup Yes Yes Yes

And what I DON’T put in my products is as important as what I do include:

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