Fitspot’s Trail Mix Bars are a fun way to build-your-own snack, perfect for an afternoon!
We supply a variety of nuts, dried fruit, and dark chocolate, and you create your own mix. Trail mix is a great way to keep yourself feeling full and satisfied, thanks to nutrients such as Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. Let’s dive deeper into each of these nutrients and find out the benefits they can have on your body!
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
These essential fats aren’t produced by your body, they can only be found in food. Omega 3s are an important part of cells that regulate the hormones responsible for regulating blood clots, inflammation, and the contraction/relaxation of artery walls.
Benefits of Omega 3s
- Help Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
- Fight Cancer
- Reduce Feelings of Depression and Anxiety
- Improve Eye Health
- Fight Inflammation
The Three Types of Omega 3s: EPA, DHA, and ALA
- Find EPA and DHA in fish
- ALA is common in leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and oils
These compounds defend your cells against harmful free radicals (molecules that can cause cell damage). Antioxidants are produced in your body and found in food, so eating a diet rich in antioxidants can fight oxidative stress and reduce your risk of disease.
Foods Rich in Antioxidants
- Dark Chocolate
- Leafy Greens like Kale and Spinach
Dietary fiber is the roughage of plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb. However, the healthy gut bacteria in your colon thrives on prebiotics, and fiber is a good way to improve gut health and keep you feeling full.
Benefits of a High Fiber Diet
- Normalizes Digestion
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Controls Blood Sugar
- Aids in Weight Maintenance
Together the nuts, dried fruit and dark chocolate in trail mix can:
- Lower Bad Cholesterol
- Decrease Your Risk of Heart Disease
- Improve Brain Function
- Aid in Weight Loss
- Reduce Inflammation