From biscuits to chips, fast food to street eats, the way the landscape of how the world snacks has been constantly changing over time. The past decade has seen a major shift in terms of food preferences with a global awareness about health at the forefront of the food industry. Snacks high on nutritional value and convenient to consume on-the-go seem to have taken the place of taste and high calories.
Keeping pace with the needs of the hour, Chai Point’s intent was to create a category that caters exclusively to this change. With the launch of our Trail Mix, we hope to be able to provide nutritional value and on-the-go consumption, a product worthy of the intent. With the goodness of 9 superfoods namely flaxseeds, raisins, cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios, our Trail Mix comes in an efficient single-serve pack perfect for convenient consumption.
The combination of nuts, raisins and chocolate as a trail snack dates at least to the 1910s, when American travel writer and librarian Horace Kephart recommended it in his popular camping guide. Since then, the formula for this power-packed snack has seen several changes that add a more wholesome, nutritive dimension giving it comprehensive value as a stand-alone product offering.
Through this blog, we breakdown the nutritive values of the 9 superfoods that go into Chai Point’s Trail Mix and why Trail Mix is the perfect snack for the urban consumer.
- Flaxseed – Loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids and rich in dietary fibre, flaxseeds are a great booster for the digestive system and aid brain development.
- Raisins – Raisins are anywhere between 3.7%–6.8% dietary fiber which aids digestion. Raisins also high in certain antioxidants and are known to boost iron levels that upkeep the haemoglobin count.
- Cranberries – Rich in polyphenols while being a good source of vitamin C, cranberries work wonders as an antioxidant and help in boosting immunity.
- Sunflower seeds – Being a solid source of magnesium, folates and vitamin E, sunflower seeds are known to be an efficient mood regulator whilse also helping control diabetes by keeping blood sugar levels in check.
- Almonds – Packed with calcium and high on protein content, almonds play a vital role in aiding bone development and muscle recovery.
- Pumpkin seeds – Rich in magnesium, pumpkin seeds are an efficient facilitator of nerve and muscle function.
- Walnuts – Walnuts are a major source of powerful antioxidants and are recognised inhibitors of cancers.
- Cashewnuts – Not secondary to its great taste is the energy-boosting characteristic of cashews while also being a powerful aid to muscle synthesis.
- Pistachios – Another rich source of antioxidants while being loaded with healthy fats, pistachios are known to be great keepers of heart health.
- Himalayan Rock Salt – Although slightly high on sodium content, Himalayan Rock Salt helps the body maintain a conducive pH balance while also facilitating electrolyte function.
Here are some great cases for where your Trail Mix comes in handy.
- While powering through the day’s tasks, and you need a little pick-me-up for when the attention starts to waiver.
- Before or after hitting the gym, when the stomach grumbles don’t seem to stop. It makes for a great pre-workout snack or a well-planned post-workout bite.
- While you’re in transit, on-the-go, or even out on a heavy-duty hike, trek or run. There’s definitely something here for the rock climber or the marathon runner.
Our Trail Mix is a sureshot nutrition booster that will not only help you reduce junk eating, but also imbibe a healthy snacking practice that will hold you in good stead while helping maintain good levels of health and fitness. The single-serve packaging also adds a convenience factor that not many other Trail Mix products have on offer.
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Bunk the junk, snack like a champ and stay on top of your game!