Fantasy mix is a fantasy of mix – literally.

Fantasy mix is an ideal combination of nuts (raw hazelnut, Brazil nut, cashew, blanched almond), peanuts and raisins. The MIX is made to provide enough energy and nutrients to help you meet all the obligations everyday life places before you. Due to this perfect combination of nuts, peanuts and raisins, the MIX justifies the name ‘fantasy’, because it is a fantasy, both in terms of taste and nutritional composition. When it comes to calorific value per 100g of product, it is 540 kcal. Of which 38g are fats, 28g carbohydrates, 6.6g fiber, 17g protein, 7.5mg vitamins 27 and 24.2ng selenium. Now is the time to look at all the benefits that each member of our fantasy mix brings to us.

Raw hazelnut is an excellent source of healthy fats, especially monounsaturated and polyunsaturated such as oleic and linoleic acid. These fatty acids are important for the proper functioning of the heart and brain, reducing bad cholesterol – LDL-cholesterol. Hazelnut is also a natural source of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant and protects our body from the oxidative stress. It also contains B complex vitamins, such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2) and folate, which are important for maintaining a healthy nervous system and the production of red blood cells. It is one of the foods recommended for anemia.

Brazil nut is one of the richest sources of selenium. Selenium is an essential mineral that the body cannot synthesize, but must be ingested through food. Selenium is important for the proper functioning of the body. It is an integral part of antioxidant enzymes, necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, the immune system, as well as for reproductive health and cancer prevention. The recommended daily amounts have not been accurately determined, but the optimal amount during the day is about 2 Brazil nuts per day.

Cashew nut is a seed of a distinctive kidney shape, derived from the cashew tree native to Brazil. Although it is commonly referred to as a nut and is nutritionally similar to other nuts, cashews are actually seeds. It is rich in healthy fats, then carbohydrates, vegetable fiber, vitamins and minerals. It contains significant amounts of vitamin B complex, and also contains large amounts of vitamin B6 and folic acid. Phosphorus, magnesium and copper present in cashews are good for bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis. It is important for the health of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

Blanched almond stands out among other nuts and belongs to ‘SUPERFOOD’. Superfood is a term for food that has the maximum nutritional value, and an extremely high percentage of phytonutrients that have been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on health. Almond is primarily a source of protein, unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals. It contains healthy fats, as much as 80% of which are monounsaturated fatty acids, and only 5% are saturated. In addition to healthy fats, the most important ingredient is protein, so one handful of almonds contains enough protein to meet daily protein needs. Proteins in almonds are important proteins of plant origin that can be a good alternative for meat because they contain a wide range of biologically valuable amino acids: L-arginine, L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-lysine. L-isoleucine and L-leucine are essential amino acids, which means that the body cannot synthesize them on its own, but must be introduced only by food. These acids are important for muscle functioning and muscle building, promote recovery after exercise, participate in the regulation of blood flow in blood vessels and are involved in the regulation of blood sugar levels.

Raisins complement this mix with carbohydrates. They are a rich source of natural sugars, fiber and antioxidants. One of the main benefits of raisins is the high content of antioxidants. Antioxidants help the body protect against oxidative stress and maintain the balance of the immune system. Since they are rich in grape sugar, they quickly provide energy to the body, so they are also an ideal alternative for sweets. They contain vitamins: B1, B3, B6, B9, C, as well as minerals: iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and manganese. Raisins have a healing effect and positively affect the heart, liver function, they stimulate digestion, improve blood count and a large amount of energy, so they are a good choice for before and after training.

Now that you know what is inside Fantasy MIX, there’s nothing left for you to do but stop by the nearest store and indulge in real fantasy.

Dragana Miljković Andonov
Senior nutritionist – dietician