There was a time in the not-too-distant past when people who pursued a regimen of exercise and nutrition were labeled “Health Nuts.” The connotation was somewhat accusatory, as if aspiring to fitness was a disreputable or distasteful goal. Usually the title “Health Nut,” was invoked in the same disparaging tones with which one might pronounce such slurs as “Heroin Dealer,” or “Kleptomaniac,” or “Kardashian.” But Bonnie & Buddy have always maintained the firm conviction that a comprehensive understanding of basic Nutrition will insure against a lifetime of unhealthy choices. In fact, they created My Buddy’s Nuts with that positive philosophy in mind.

Our flavors have been crafted with the goals of supporting a Vegan, Gluten-Free, non-GMO, Organic spice blend-based line of products. As a result, Buddy uses a number of spices that have been identified as offering a wide range of health benefits, including Cinnamon and Apple Cider Vinegar.

Through the ages, Cinnamon has been used for numerous purposes, such as helping to manage gastrointestinal problems, aiding in the control of blood sugar and lessening the distress of kidney disorders. In Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cinnamon has been included in formulas prescribed to treat those and other health issues. Additionally, Cinnamon has been shown to fight fungal, bacterial, and viral elements in foods. For that reason, the spice was used to flavor countless recipes—both sweet and savory—during the Middle Ages, when food spoilage was widespread, due to lack of refrigeration. It was certainly a delectable way to avoid food poisoning.

Researchers tout the benefits of Cinnamon as a component of an anti-inflammatory diet, too. Arthritis can painfully and dramatically affect multiple parts of the human body but many spices inhibit inflammatory pathways. And, although you might consider a dash of cinnamon a minimal contribution to your diet, the more anti-inflammatory spices you consume throughout your day, the greater the impact on your overall well-being. Instead of avoiding discomfort through over-the-counter meds, you have the option of cultivating good health through deliciousness.

Significantly, Cinnamon also offers a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and it provides a wonderful alternative to less beneficial seasoning ingredients like salt, sugar and fat. Who, in their right mind, would choose a dollop of lard over a pinch of Cinnamon?

Apple Cider Vinegar is another tasty flavor considered vastly beneficial by many experts. Vinegar is a traditional home-remedy for everything from indigestion, to hiccups, to nasal congestion, to sore throats. Apple Cider Vinegar is also low in calories, so making it a component of your meal—as opposed to other ingredients—may ultimately lower your caloric intake, a move which indisputably helps you cultivate greater weight loss and suppress the spread of diabetes. Further proof that good health and yumminess are not mutually exclusive.

We at My Buddy’s Nuts have decisively concluded that nurturing one’s good health has indisputable life-long benefits. So proudly call yourself a “Health Nut,” while you consume our scrumptious healthy nuts, and dive into 2017 like Michael Phelps attacking an Olympic-sized swimming pool.