Frooze Balls are the ideal energy boost for active people. They also serve really well as a recovery fuel while training, or even as a yummy little morsel with morning tea. What’s more, Frooze Balls are additionally committed to ensuring these snacks are not just healthy, but delicious as well.
Does that sound too good to be true? While cynics will have their say, we’re proud to share that the raw, natural, plant-based ingredients used in Frooze Balls are the open secret that make them an ultimate snack. It’s really not much more complicated than that; we put good stuff in so you can eat clean and #livewilder.
Using solely ingredients from plants, Frooze Balls are raw, preservative free, dairy-free, GMO-free and contain no refined sugar. That means no heaps of white granulated sugar, no high fructose corn syrup, nor any other curious chemical combinations that describe themselves as ‘sweeteners.’ The ingredients in Frooze Balls can include: cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, sultanas, cacao, dates, cranberries, mangoes, coconut, and even maple syrup (let’s not forget it’s origins in the trunks of trees!).
A product of New Zealand, Frooze Balls celebrate their status as GMO-free, meaning that no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are included in the list of ingredients. This is important for at least two reasons.
First, “Genetic Modification is a form of biotechnology that alters the characteristics of living organisms by moving, altering, inserting or deleting genes within or between species,” according to the NZ Ministry for the Environment. Scientists around the world are busy with this line of research, but their findings aren’t entirely conclusive yet, so the government of New Zealand has decided that no fresh produce (fruit, vegetables and meat) can be genetically modified, nor will there be genetically modified crops (eg, potatoes, sweet corn) grown commercially in the country.
Second, the consumption of raw fruits and vegetables are widely regarded as the best way to get the most nutrition in a healthy diet. So at Frooze Balls, we think it’s best to retain the qualities of the original plants as much as possible. That’s why we limit our processing and avoid using any artificial preservatives.
Health, first and foremost
In the words of Frooze Balls creator, Jeremy Dixon, “By feeding our bodies quality nutrients our body works as it should and life is so great!” Upon return to the city after a wellness retreat, he “realised that most cafes and eating places served food that was not really good for you. Sure, muffins, pies, coffee, paninis and chips taste great, but soon afterwards you feel pretty lousy, not to mention the long term health issues that result.” So armed with a health-conscious approach, GMO-free fruits and vegetables, and endless enthusiasm, Jeremy built Frooze Balls to be the ultimate plant powered snack that it is today.
The benefits of health ingredients speak for themselves. “Fruits and vegetables include a diverse group of plant foods that vary greatly in content of energy and nutrients,” according to medical researchers Slavin and Lloyd. “Additionally, fruits and vegetables supply dietary fiber, and fiber intake is linked to lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and obesity. Fruits and vegetables also supply vitamins and minerals to the diet and are sources of phytochemicals that function as antioxidants, phytoestrogens, and antiinflammatory agents and through other protective mechanisms.”
In fact, worldwide, it has been found by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and others, that “eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke, and even protect against certain types of cancers.” In Victoria, Australia the Dept. of Health and Human Services acknowledges, “fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. These include vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and folic acid. Folic acid may reduce blood levels of homocysteine, a substance that may be a risk factor for coronary heart disease.”
Eating Clean to Live Wilder
The raw, natural, plant-based ingredients used in Frooze Balls are what make them an ultimate snack. There’s no sly marketing spin to convince you that some space-age ingredients will give you an artificial boost of 5, 6, or 7-hour energy to cram for an exam or replace rest that your body probably needs. Healthy snacks works best in a healthy diet and lifestyle. We think that Frooze Balls can be a good part of that equation, especially if you’re tempted by tasty flavors. Eat clean so you can live longer and #livewilder.