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Why are the fats we get naturally from the Whole Grains and Seeds in Mary’s Gone Crackers better for us than the types of fats that most crackers contain from oils or added fats?

Great question! The naturally occurring fats in the Whole Grains and Seeds provide a lot more than just fats. They are high in protein and fiber and many essential vitamins and minerals. For example, sesame seeds are a good source of dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, manganese and copper. The flax seeds and chia seeds are an excellent source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. This is a very delicious and great vegetarian way to get your Omega 3’s!

Not all fats are created equal. The fats found in hydrogenated oils can be detrimental to your health compared to the natural fats found in coconut and avocado that are essential to your health. Hydrogenated fats can disturb the metabolism of fats in the body. This means that consuming man-made fats affects the way your body processes all forms of fats. Even the non-hydrogenated oils and fats added in other crackers are often highly refined or old and rancid, making the products harder to digest and of questionable nutritional value. Even good, cold-pressed oils, when cooked at high temperatures, can lose their value. It is best to get your fats from natural food sources.

Happy Snacking!

Valerie Douglass, DTR
Mary’s Gone Crackers
valerie@marysgonecrackers.com

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