Nutrition is an important component to all our products. This is why we use the whole nut or oat, so we can include all the nutrients available.
Here’s a few health benefits of our plant-based cheese products:
Probiotic and Prebiotic
Our products are wonderful sources of probiotic bacteria, helping your gut flora to flourish, and therefore helping you to experience overall wellbeing. We ferment some products with probiotic Water Kefir, but one of our most important ingredients is our Oat Milk Yoghurt, which is the culturing agent for most of our current products. Oats themselves are a great prebiotic, meaning that they are a type of non-digestible fibre compound (aka an oligosaccharide) which helps to feed probiotics! Simply put, prebiotics such as oats become fuel for the good bacteria that live in your gut. How good is that?
The plethora of information on the different types of fats (ie. trans fats, saturated fats and the ‘good’ fats) means that you can research on this easily depending on how in depth you want to go. We know that we all need some fats in our diets – they are a necessary source of energy, can help us absorb some vitamins and minerals and play a vital part in building cell membranes.
Our products contain some of both unsaturated (‘good’ fats) and saturated (‘not as good’) fats. The high nut content of our products means they contain monounsaturated fats, which were discovered in the 1960’s as being healthful, rather than harmful.
They can help reduce cholesterol levels and provide nutrients for cell formation and maintenance. They are a much healthier fat than saturated fat, especially if those saturated fats come from animal products. Read up on ‘good’ fats and the nutritional benefits of nuts online.
Our products also contain some plant-based saturated fats, of which coconut oil is a contender. Coconut oil is a saturated fat, meaning that it raises bad LDL cholesterol levels in much the same way as other saturated fats, yet it is unique in that it also gives ‘good’ HDL cholesterol a boost. There is evidence that for this reason it is less likely to cause chronic heart disease, making it a healthier option than other saturated fats – but like many things, should still be eaten in moderation.