We’re pretty sure you’ll go coco-nuts for these healthy, tasty energy balls. Whether you need to put a pre-workout pep in your step or want to stay energized on the go, these little snacks pack a big punch.
The dates provide your body with natural sugars such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose for a burst of energy, while the coconut improves insulin secretion for stable blood sugar levels (translation: no sugar crash). Not only will the combination of dates, coconut, and cashews tantalize your taste buds, they’ll also provide your body with health-promoting fats to keep you satiated and help prevent heart disease.
Enjoy them mindfully and in moderation.
Ingredient benefit highlights
- Dates have been cultivated since around 6000 B.C, and in addition to the energy-boosting sugars, they are rich in essential nutrients like fiber and potassium. The high levels of fiber support digestive processes, especially relieving constipation. Some studies have shown that dates increase brain performance and support nervous system health as a result of their vitamin B6 content.
- Coconut is so delicious it’s incredible to think that it holds so many immune system supporting attributes. Coconuts contain antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties, they aid metabolising fat and also combat free radicals for youthful looking skin and hair. Seriously, what can’t coconuts do?
- Cashews are among the nuts with lowest fat content, with roughly 82 percent of their fat being heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, similar to that found in olive oil. Cashews are also a good source of copper and iron, which work hand in hand to create red blood cells that carry oxygen through your body.