Setting us apart from the rest of the organic snack industry, Bahamii Bites are made of seven all-natural and organic ingredients that are available in three flavors: Chocolate Almond, Coconut Vanilla, and Honey Cinnamon. Not only are they “too-go-to-be-true” delicious, but every single ingredient has beneficial effects for your health. It’s true! In this blog post, we’ll give you the breakdown of the seven ingredients in one of our most popular flavors: Chocolate Almond.
Dates are the main ingredient in all of our Bahamii Bites! This superfruit is naturally sweet because they are a source of fructose. However, dates have a low glycemic index, which means that blood sugar and insulin levels won’t fluctuate wildly. This makes dates the perfect healthy and safe option for diabetics. Also, one dried date contains 2 grams of fiber, which accounts for about 8% of the recommended daily fiber intake.
Late night Halloween splurges might have given you the idea that everything chocolate = unhealthy, but that’s not entirely true! Organic cocoa has a powerful plant nutrient called “flavanol” that is originally found in cacao beans. Flavanols can improve blood flow to the brain and heart, prevent blood clots, and fight cell damage. This means that this neat treat isn’t a trick!
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil gives all our snacks a sweet hint of coconut, but it also reduces harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, which raises the risk for heart disease and stroke. According to a study, daily consumption of coconut oil increases beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels that actually help lower LDL levels by absorbing it and flushing it from the body.
Organic Vanilla Extract
Vanilla beans are cured and dried to make the organic vanilla extract that is used in all of our Bahamii Bites flavors. Out of the 250-500 fragrance compounds found in vanilla, one of the most important is vanillin which has many health benefits. Vanillin is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Unlike regular table salt, sea salt is made by naturally evaporating salt water from oceans and lakes. This process allows the sea salt to retain beneficial minerals, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Potassium is important in balancing the effects of sodium intake by decreasing blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart disease.
Almonds are chock full of beneficial nutrients including, vitamin E, fiber, calcium, and have a high amount of unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats are considered good fats because they can improve blood cholesterol levels, ease inflammation, and stabilize heart rhythms. Also, almonds contain phytonutrients which help the growth of beneficial gut microbes.
Organic Almond Extract
You already know the deal about almonds! But this organic almond extract packs even more almond-y flavor into all of our Bahamii Bites.