Roughing it with Tiger Nuts

The chances are if you are reading this  you have heard of the caveman diet, also known as the Paleo Diet? It’s one of the most (if not the most) popular diet at the moment.

According to Paleo People, the benefits of following the diet include weight loss, improved musculature, digestive health, stable blood sugar levels, and better sleep to name a few.

Foods are considered ‘paleo’ if they have been around since the Paleolithic age. Allowed foods include nuts, tubers, fruits, vegetables, eggs, and animal flesh. Excluded from the diet are grains, legumes, refined sugar, and dairy—so-called Neolithic and modern-day processed foods.

Last year Oxford University researchers studied the teeth of the “Nutcracker Man” and found out that our hunter-gatherer forebears ate tiger nuts as their main fare. Uhuh. That’s right.

One of the great things about Tiger Nuts is that this tuber is ridiculously high in roughage, and yet low in calories and fat. Fiber is very important for our health, and the fact is that our Tiger Nuts are probably the best weight loss snack you have never heard of!

Contrary to what some diet gurus teach, Oxford scientists believe that our ancestors ate mostly a diet of tiger nuts, with some worms and grasshoppers on the side. They also pointed out that it was tiger nuts—not red meat—that helped develop our Stone Age ancestors’ brains!

Why? Because eating a handful of Tiger Nuts and then drinking some water will help to seriously curb your appetite.

The Institute of Medicine recommends that men get 38 grams of fiber a day, and that women obtain 25 grams of fiber daily in order to be healthy. Now there are many plant sources of fiber to choose from, and not all of them are the same. We’d like to illustrate that by comparing 3 snack foods to help you choose your fiber sources wisely.

One 5-ounce bag of Premium Organic Tiger Nuts contains ten 14-gram servings. One serving has 70 calories and 3 grams of fiber. Eating half a bag of Tiger Nuts means you’ve already consumed 15 grams of fiber, with only 350 calories and 17.5 grams of fat!

If you wish to obtain the same amount of fiber from almonds then you’d have to eat around 4.3 ounces, which contains 700 calories and 60 grams of fat! That’s a lot of fat and calories if you ask us!

Let’s say you like cashews better than almonds. You’d have to eat 16.67 ounces to get 15 grams of fiber, because an ounce of cashews contains only 0.9 g of fiber. That would be 2,617 calories and 207 grams of fat, just for you to get 15 grams of fiber!!! That’s already a day’s worth of calories, and about 4-5 days worth of fats!

So which one do you think is the best source of fiber among the 3?

If you think it’s Tiger Nuts then get you some here! Or at you favorite health food store across the nation (see store locator at www.tigernutsusa.com)

January 24th, 2016 by