U-Food nutrition explained
Unified food contains all the necessary micro and macro components, and these components are contained in the correct proportion to each other. Therefore, we proudly claim that we were able to create a fully-balanced meal. It contains only natural ingredients that do not contain gluten or GMOs.
The composition includes six components: oats, protein of brown rice, protein of peas, flax and sunflower seeds, and coconut flakes. Yes, we were not mistaken, practically everything we need for our bodies, can be taken from these six ingredients. Separately, we added vitamin B12, because in principle, it is not found in plant foods. Let's look at them in detail.
Source of carbohydrates, fiber.
Oat makes up the majority by percentage in the recipe:
Whole grain oats contain a significant amount of valuable nutrients, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, starch, unsaturated fatty acids and dietary fiber. Oats also contain trace elements and substances such as: vitamin E, folates, zinc, iron, selenium, copper, manganese, carotenoids, betaine, choline, sulfur amino acids, phytic acid, lignins, lignans, and alkylresorcinol.
We would also like to mention the unique qualities of oat fibers, in which soluble beta-glucan fibers predominate, allowing you to slow down digestion, increase satiety and suppress appetite. Whole oats also contain herbal chemicals called phenolic compounds and phytoestrogens, which act as antioxidants that reduce the damaging effects of chronic inflammation associated with various diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Oats are also believed to have hypocholesterolemic (lowering cholesterol) and antitumor properties, and generally have a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract.
Source of omega-3s, dietary soluble and insoluble fiber, lignans and phytoestrogens.
Flaxseed is one of the richest plant sources of omega-3s. This is hard to overestimate. It is an excellent preventative for cardiovascular diseases and joint inflammation. It improves vision, as well as skin and hair condition.
Lignans are a group of phenolic compounds, antioxidants with antitumor properties. Flax contains 800 times more lignans than other plant products.
In terms of mineral composition, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus are released. High potassium intake reduces the likelihood of strokes.
Rice and Pea Proteins
Source of protein and amino acids.
Proteins are nitrogen-containing substances made up of amino acids. They serve as the main structural component of muscles and other body tissues. In addition, they are used to produce hormones, enzymes, and hemoglobin. In order for proteins to be used by the body, they must be converted into their simplest form, amino acids.
Twenty amino acids that are essential for human growth and metabolism have been identified. Eight of these acids are essential and must come from food.
Our product contains proteins of plant origin only. Protein is in each of the components included in the composition and they complement each other perfectly.
Source of fats, minerals and vitamins.
Coconut is rich in fats, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Fats are necessary for the proper functioning of the liver. Also, fat is necessary for better absorption of certain vitamins.
Coconut, which is full of fiber and vitamin B6, is an excellent way to combat atherosclerosis.
The rich set of vitamins that make up coconut provide it with an immunomodulating effect and it gives the ability to withstand infectious and carcinogenic threats. But at the same time, fiber and vitamins in coconut stimulate the intestines, normalize the processes of digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Coconut also benefits in that it has a very good effect on vision. This happens due to the content of vitamin A and some biologically active components in it.
Source of Vitamin E, polyunsaturated fatty acids.
A rich source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that plays an important role in the health of the mucous membrane and skin, protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. Sunflower seeds also contain polyphenolic compounds of chlorogenic acid, quinic and caffeic acids, which have antioxidant properties.
Sunflower seeds contain phytosterols, natural chemical compounds with a chemical structure similar to cholesterol. Phytosterols help reduce cholesterol absorption and, thus, help lower its level. Niacin (Vitamin B3) found in sunflower seeds also plays a role in lowering “bad cholesterol.”
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