Sun Snaps (Nutritious Cookie Bars)
Sun Snaps: These cookie bars are cooked to perfection and filled with healthy nutrients. All natural peanut butter, chia seeds and cacao nibs are just a few of the ingredients that will fill your body with the vitamins and flavor it craves (See the Nutrition Label under INFO at the top).
**Delivered locally to the Salem/Keizer, Oregon area by Door Dash delivery service and shipped nationwide through USPS Priority Mail.**
Ingredients: Seedless raisins, cashews (cottonseed oil, sea salt), peanut butter (peanuts), banana, oat flour (oats), rolled oats (oats), honey, brown sugar, eggs, molasses, cacao nibs (certified organic raw cacoa), chia seeds. Contains: Egg, nuts (peanuts, cashews).
Ingredients in our Sun Snaps have some of the following health benefits (just to name a few):
Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They're also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese — nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.
Research shows that raisins can lower your risk of heart disease by reducing blood pressure and blood sugar. The fiber in raisins works to lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, which reduces strain on your heart. Raisins are also a good source of potassium.
Peanut butter is a concentrated source of nutrition that may offer potential health benefits. One study showed that eating peanuts every day can decrease the overall risk of death by up to 21% – and reduces the occurrence of heart disease by 38%.
Improved Heart Health: One of the main fats in peanut butter is oleic acid. When substituted for other fats in your diet, oleic acid is shown to help maintain good cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. Managing these levels in your body can lower the risk of heart disease.
Peanut butter also contains omega-6. This fatty acid lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol and increases protective (HDL) cholesterol. In addition, peanuts are a natural source of arginine, an amino acid that may prevent heart and vascular disease by promoting good blood vessel function.
Reduced Risk of Diabetes: Oleic acid also been shown to reduce the body’s insulin resistance, a condition that raises your blood sugar and leads to diabetes. Research shows that peanut butter’s omega-6 content may have this same effect as well.
Anticancer Properties: Peanuts are a great source of antioxidants like manganese, vitamin E, and B vitamins. These compounds act to prevent and repair cell damage in your body, and this effect can reduce your risk of chronic diseases like cancer.
One of peanut butter’s most powerful antioxidants is coumaric acid — and research found that its activity is boosted by 22% if you roast peanuts before whipping them into a butter. It also contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that’s been shown to have anti-cancer effects and may lower the risk of obesity, heart disease, and cognitive decline.
Aid in Weight Management: The healthy fats in peanut butter are called monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fats are associated with a lower risk of weight gain and obesity when consumed as part of a healthy diet.
Foods high in healthy fats, proteins, and fiber — like peanut butter — also take longer for our bodies to digest, which can keep us feel fuller for longer and reduce the risk of overeating. While weight loss and management depend on a healthy diet and lifestyle, the research suggests that peanuts can assist with these goals.