Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Necco Wafers: Sweet, delicious and…good for you?

Manufactured by the New England Confectionary Company since 1847, Necco Wafers are fat and gluten free, contain no high fructose corn syrup, and are all natural. Several of the ingredients actually have powerful health benefits as well.
 Protect your body from heart disease and cancer with the red beet juice, which is high in antioxidants and used for color and flavor. This component also includes Vitamin B9, to encourage tissue growth; bataine, known to reduce inflammation; and beet fiber, which shields liver cells. In addition, ingesting beet juice is known to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Rich in vitamins such as C, B1, B2, B6, A and K, purple cabbage is added for flavor. It is also loaded with fiber and antioxidants, which help aid the body in fighting against cancer. Paprika is also included in this recipe. This ingredient boosts your immune system by being high in vitamin C. Paprika is also used to regulate blood pressure and reduce inflammation.
These wafers also include cocoa powder and turmeric both high in antioxidants. Cocoa powder also is high in calcium, magnesium, and potassium to help maintain healthy bones and cells. Turmeric, when ingested, can decrease the symptoms of arthritis and detoxify your liver.
With only 220 calories per full sized roll, Necco Wafers are too sweet to pass up!

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