Chocolate Tiger Nut Granola

We just received this terrific recipe for Chocolate Tiger Nuts Granola from one of our customers , Theresa, it's AIP, Paleo, Vegan, Nut-free. 

Ingredients

  • 1cup sliced Tigernuts
  • 1cup Coconut Flakes (the wide ones, though shredded can work as well)
  • 1/4cup Avocado Oil
  • 1/4cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbspCocoa Powder (use Carob Powder for AIP)
  • 1tsp Vanilla Bean Powder (optional)

Instructions

 Preheat the oven to 275 F and move the baking rack into the middle of the oven.

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, then evenly spread onto the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so. Check the granola at 35 to make sure it isn’t burning. It may still seem a bit moist at 40 but take it out as it will dry as it cools.
  4. If any is stuck together after it cools, break apart with your hands. Store in an airtight container at either room temp or in the fridge.

 

Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 


Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".

 

SUPERFOODS that Help Heartburn

Heartburn and indigestion make millions of people miserable. Continuous digestive problems can be a symptom of overeating, bad food choices or something more serious.  Thankfully simple changes in the foods you eat can provide relief. 

A number of foods can trigger heartburn or indigestion by relaxing the band of muscles at the end of your esophagus so it can't keep out stomach acid. By avoiding spicy foods with black pepper or chili powder, garlic and raw onions, citrus foods like tomatoes, oranges, and grapefruit, fried or fatty foods, alcohol or anything with caffeine such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, heartburn and indigestion can be greatly lessened or avoided.

For overall healthy digestion and to minimize acid reflux, make sure you get plenty of fiber from a variety of vegetables, non-citrus fruits, and whole grains. Drink enough fluids to help your body absorb important nutrients and lubricate food waste, and use low-fat methods when cooking. Try drinking herbal chamomile tea after dinner or before bedtime, as it’s believed to have a calming effect on the stomach.  Smaller but more frequent meals can also help decrease heartburn and indigestion episodes.   Be sure to eat your meals and snacks in a calm, relaxed atmosphere where there’s little if any noise or distractions. Wear properly fitting clothing that isn’t tight in the waist and abdominal area, and don’t lie down immediately after eating a meal.

Make your morning meal oatmeal. It’s high in fiber, low in saturated fat and cholesterol and when combined with skim milk, gives you a calcium-charged boost to your day. By adding blueberries or raisins you’ll be adding some extra iron and potassium into the mix for a well-balanced meal. 

You can't beat turkey if you want a lean, nutrient-packed protein source that'll be easy on your stomach. Turkey is high in niacin, which helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood.  Chicken without the skin is also a terrific low-fat source of protein. Both are easy to cook either indoors or out.

Apples and grapes are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and are a great non-citrus fruit choice for vitamin C and fiber.

Tiger Nuts are also a food that can seriously help your digestive system, it's packed with fiber and tastes great too.

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the ninth in a series of 50 SUPERFOOD  articles written by Kelly Lyons and brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA



Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".

 

Superfoods for your Brain

 We’ve all had days when we didn’t feel like we were ‘on our game.’ And as we age, both our bodies and our brains grow old as well.  By making smart food choices though, we can preserve our precious gray matter longer and improve brain function.  Here are some brainy choices for keeping our noggins in tip-top shape.

Blueberries have been shown to shield the brain from stress, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.   Research has also shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills.  

Avocados, though considered a ‘fatty fruit,’ contribute to healthy blood flow and decreased blood pressure, lessening the chances of developing hypertension, which can lead to a stroke.

Deep-water fish, such as salmon is a wise, freshwater fish choice.  It’s abundant in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for healthy brain function.

Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E, an important vitamin needed by your brain to stave off declining cognitive functions. Cashews, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower and sesame seeds, almonds and of course Tiger Nuts are all great choices.  

Whole-grain breads, brown rice, and oatmeal also contribute to a healthy brain by reducing the risk for cardiac disease.  By promoting a healthy heart and improved blood flow, the brain is sure to thrive via excellent oxygen and nutrient delivery through the bloodstream.  Complex carbohydrates also supply the brain with a steady stream of glucose that enhances brain function. It's important to avoid simple carbohydrates often found in junk food because the glucose gives the brain a short-lived sugar high, often followed by a crash that makes you feel hungry and tired.

Freshly brewed tea also has potent antioxidants, especially the class known as catechines, which also promotes healthy blood flow. Since black teas do contain caffeine it’s important to use it sensibly. 

Dark chocolate has powerful antioxidant properties, contains several natural stimulants, which enhance focus and concentration, and encourages the production of endorphins, which helps improve mood. Again, moderation is the key.

 

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the seventh in a series of 50 SUPERFOOD  articles written by Kelly Lyons and brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA



Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".