Health Facts

Philosophies Energy Snack

Health Facts

The importance of honey and sesame, the two main ingredients of the Philosophies Energy Snack, for a healthy lifetsyle can not be stressed highly enough. Their nutritional benefits and values are too many to fully list, so we will just touch on some of the most important ones.

Sesame boasts of having 5 times more calcium than full skimmed sheep’s milk, two times more iron than spinach and more phosporus than fish. Sesame’s unsaturated fatty acids (omega-6), sesamin and vitamin E have been proven to significantly reduce bad cholesterol. It also has a high percentage of proteins and dietary fibers, substantial amounts of vitamins such as B1, B2 and niacin, as well as phytosterols and lignans that act as antioxidants.And while that’s just the short list of reasons why sesame easily qualifies as a super food, the effect it has on the nervous system and its mood boosting properties are what we think makes our Energy Snack a real gift of joy. Here is why:

Research suggests that low levels of the B vitamin impair the metabolism of neurotransmitters, leaving your brain short on serotonin and dopamine. Sesame is a very good source of folic acid, a B vitamin that supports serotonin regulation. It is also high in tryptophan, an amino acid that acts as a building block for serotonin, and high in magnesium, which apart from managing muscle function also aids in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin. On top of that, it is one of the best vegetarian sources of zinc, a mineral the lack of which has been linked to depression and anxiety. So if you are looking for a rounded source of nature’s best aids in mood boosting sesame seeds are an impressively easy answer.

Honey on the other hand is famous for being the fastest raw energy source offered by nature. This natural sweetener with a healthy glycemic index is free of fat and cholesterol and it also contains an impressively long list of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Alongside its antioxidant, antiseptic and bacteriostatic qualities, honey is one of nature’s best medicines, as it is known to help lower blood pressure and reduce heart disease risk, combat indigestion and ulcers, protect the teeth, supress anemia, as well as help boost memory and clarity of mind.

The combination of these two incredibly powerful raw natural materials creates an energy snack that we think represents the best of what the traditional Mediterannean Diet has to offer.


And here is a useful tip that may also make you happy:

If you happen to enjoy our wines too much one night, the Philosophies Energy Snack will be there to help you with your hangover. Both the sesamin in sesame seeds and the fructose in honey help your liver more readily metabolize the alcohol into your body and assist it in decomposing alcohol’s harmful effects, effectively ending the hangover period faster. Honey also helps replenish the body with sodium and potassium, easing the dehydrating effects of alcohol, while the high concentration of vitamin E and magnesium in sesame seeds are known to help with headaches. So enjoy the occasional extra glass of wine, and help your body minimize the reprecussions with this unique Energy Bar. Because part of the art of living a happy, balanced life is knowing when it is okay to let go.


PHILOSOPHIES ENERGY SNACK: Nutrition Facts per 45gr
206 kcal / 862 kJ
7,7 gr
Total fat  (of which)
14,2 gr
   Saturated fat
1,9 gr
   Monosaturated fat
7 gr
   Polyunsaturated fat
5,3 gr
   Sugars (of which)
13 gr
   Dietary Fiber
3 gr
0 gr
0 mgr
1,5 mgr
154,8 mgr
Also naturally contains: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, Niacin, Potassium, Zinc, etc.


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