What's in each Better Health Box?

What is in each Better Health Box? 
We usually try to give a mix of healthy foods, snacks, drinks herbs, vitamins, and other items specific to the box type. We look for unusual items as well as things you may have seen in your local market but never tried. The only pre-requisite is that each item tastes good and is healthy. We personally sample each item and make sure it is of the highest quality.
 
Learn Something New Each Month
Each product has a full description about why it was chosen and what the health benefits are for you. Each item has nutrition and health information that you can use when making future buying decisions. Take a look at a sample below:
 

Quinoa & Brown Rice

Why do we like it?

Quinoa is a super grain for many reasons: It’s one of the few non-animal proteins that's considered a "complete protein" in that it has all of the essential amino acids your body needs to build protein molecules. Plus, quinoa is a whole grain with germ, endosperm, and bran intact, bringing a host of nutrients and healthy fat to the mix. Even better, all those benefits come with very little impact on your blood sugar level. A half-cup of cooked quinoa ranks just under 10 (that's low!) on the glycemic load scale. It's easy to add quinoa to meals. Try using it in place of white rice as a side.

Brown rice is unmilled or partly milled rice, produced by hand pounding using mortar and pestle or stone grinder. It is more nutritious than the white rice. All types of rice are originally brown rice before they are processed into white rice. Brown rice is rich in B1, B2, B3 and B6 vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, selenium, manganese. Brown rice has a low glycemic index (55) compared to white rice’s (70). The Glycemic index (GI) is a grading indicator of foods based on their immediate effect on blood sugar levels.

 

Unsalted Raw Almonds

Why do we like them?

Although nuts are generally high in fat, almonds are especially high in monounsaturated fats, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. Almonds are also rich in the antioxidant Vitamin E, and the minerals magnesium (which improves the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body) and potassium (which is an important electrolyte involved in nerve transmission and muscle contraction).

For diabetes, incorporating almonds into meal plans appears to decrease after-meal rises in blood sugar and insulin. Eating almonds along with a high glycemic index food significantly lowers the glycemic index of the meal and lessens the rise in blood sugar after eating.