Glossary

Energy Dense Super Foods

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Below is a list of ingredients full of fiber, that if worked into your diet, will add that extra punch of energy you need to be energized all day long. Each ingredient has its own benefits but we used all of them in one awesome energy-packed snack bar. Check out this recipe for our Munchie Bites if you’d like to try them for yourself!

 

 

Dates: for extra energy in thirty minutes eat a date. Rich in vitamins and minerals they have the added benefit of fiber (dates are a solution to both constipation or diarrhea. Versatile!) They do have a lot of sugar in them-which is a great natural sweetener so don’t overdo it.

Chia Seeds: a complete protein that provides energy and a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, good for weight loss, hydration, balancing blood sugar, feeling full and fiber. (also got information from here)

Hemp seed: they carry many of the same benefits of Chia seeds-also being one of the few complete plant based proteins-(meaning it contains all 8 essential amino acids that your body needs to ingest and cannot produce), they contain essential fatty acids and are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Coconut Improves digestion, boosts energy and endurance while killing viruses, bacterium and fungi. It relieves symptoms and lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease and inflammation.

Cashews Rich in omega-3 fatty acid, raw cashews lower the risk of cardiovascular disease; they have healthy monounsaturated fat which is linked to lowering “bad” (LDL) cholesterol.

Almonds: The protein, folic acid, mono-saturated fats and potassium in almonds aid in a healthy heart, blood pressure regulation and an uncomplicated pregnancy (folic acid reduces risk of birth defects). Almonds also boost energy levels, contains nutrients for brain development and are good for hair and skin.
(caution: those with kidney or gallbladder problems should avoid eating almonds)

Pepitas: Loaded with essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates and healthy fatty acids such as Omega-3 which reduce inflammation, while lowering risks of heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Pepitas also produce chemicals associated with improving mood, sleep, anxiety, depression and appetite.

Vermiculite

Glossary

Vermiculite: Mica which has been processed and expanded by heat. Vermiculite has excellent water-retention qualities and is a good soil amendment and medium for rooting cuttings.

Vitamins

Glossary

Vitamins: Sweet contains thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, and B-complex vitamins derived from fermented yeast extracts. They are cofactors that bond to enzymes producing a catalyst effect on carbohydrate metabolism and biosynthesis of proteins and nucleic acids.

Watt (W)

Glossary

Watt (W): A unit used to measure electric power. One watt equals one joule/second.

Wick

Glossary

Wick: Part of a passive hydroponic system using a wick suspended in the nutrient solution. The nutrients pass up the wick and are absorbed by the medium and roots.

Zinc Nitrate

Glossary

Zinc Nitrate: source of zinc and nitrogen; also serves as a setting agent to dye something, helping to form an insoluble compound with the dye. Nitrogen is needed for proteins, enzymes and all metabolic processes involved in the synthesis and transfer of plant energy. Nitrogen is part of all living cells and is part of chlorophyll which is the green pigment in plants that makes photosynthesis occur. Nitrogen aids in rapid growth, seed and fruit production, and promotes lush leaves. Zinc aids in carbohydrate transformation and also regulates the consumption of sugar in the plant. Along with manganese and magnesium, zinc promotes all the same enzymatic functions. Zinc also aids in chlorophyll production.

Zinc Sulfate

Glossary

Zinc Sulfate: a source of zinc which aids in carbohydrate transformation and also regulates the consumption of sugar in the plant. Along with manganese and magnesium, zinc promotes all the same enzymatic functions. Zinc also aids in chlorophyll production. Also a source of sulfur that helps to produce proteins as well as stimulating the activity and

Zinc

Glossary

Zinc: Aids in carbohydrate transformation and also regulates the consumption of sugar in the plant. Along with manganese and magnesium, zinc promotes all the same enzymatic functions. Zinc also aids in chlorophyll production.

Specular Reflection

Glossary

Specular Reflection: The redirection of incident light without diffusion at an angle that is equal to and in the same plane as the angle of incidence. The specular inserts included in Hydrofarm

Steradian

Glossary

Steradian: A unit solid angle on the surface of a sphere equal to the square of the sphere