Products 100% BIO +, much more than organic
Why are Equilibrium Intelligent Food products functional to body health?
Raw Materials & Formulations
Equilibrium Food is born from the need for functional foods, for a truly healthy and balanced diet. <br>Raw materials are selected for their compatibility with the human organism and their particular nutritional properties. No food uses ingredients that have undergone artificially induced genetic manipulation (no GMO, no irradiation). The high presence of bioactive substances, such as turmeric and polyphenols, promotes the proper functioning of the body and reduces the risk of contracting food-related diseases.
Production Processes & Safety
Equilibrium adopts the rules of organic and biodynamic agriculture, verifying that no herbicides harmful to your health are used. along the entire chain, from production to storage, processes are followed that respect the raw materials to preserve their active ingredients and nutritional characteristics. to guarantee total transparency for the consumer, we carry out checks on the DNA of the wheat used. The analyses and certifications of the supply chain are carried out by independent laboratories and can be consulted by anyone who wishes to do so. You can visit the website of Bio. Inspecta to check for yourself our certificate by searching among the processing companies at this link:http://bit.ly/2IF68M4
Healthy and Tasty
Who said healthy foods can't be tasty too? A balanced diet is the first step in taking care of yourself, but the palate also wants its share. That's why, during our research, we have selected only the ingredients with the best taste and nutritional qualities. This is also why we define our products as 100% BIO+. Because in addition to being good and genuine, they bring real benefits to your health. With Equilibrium Food foods, with high digestibility, low glycemic index, rich in nutrients and active ingredients useful to the body, you can finally follow a healthy and balanced diet without sacrificing the pleasure of good food.
Why are Equilibrium Intelligent Food products different from conventional organic products?
We define our products as 100% BIO+ because they offer a higher safety standard and health benefit than conventional organic food. Thanks to the greater availability of active ingredients, absolute traceability, genetic purity and the reduced amount of food pollutants present such as AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products), mycotoxins or radiation, we can ensure genuine products, biologically certified for which the presence of 0. 9% of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) is not tolerated.
The DNA of ancient durum wheat is certified by independent research laboratories. The quality certifications of the rest of the supply chain are entrusted to several independent bodies (Bio. inspecta, CCPB, ICEA) and guarantee the absence of high quantities of mycotoxins or any other type of pollutant that can be found in food, even in organic foods.
100% BIO+ means careful control of each production phase: from before the seed is planted, up to the packaging to follow the transport and storage. Equilibrium Food produces only organic foods that maintain their characteristics of genetic purity throughout their production chain, thanks to processing methods capable of safeguarding nutritional values. In this way, we are able to assure you of products that will help you maintain a correct and healthy diet without combining the pleasure of good food.
Our selection of flour
Today almost all of the hard grains produced in the world have been obtained from grains that have undergone genetic mutations. Our flours instead, like our pasta, are produced starting from raw materials of excellence, even at the origin. From the beginning therefore, our research has only considered durum wheat that has never undergone mutations or crossings with other modified hard grains.
This led us to know, evaluate and select some “races” of specific ears now “forgotten” as the grain Cappelli, originally from Calabria (Foggia); where a careful natural selection started in 1915 by Nazareno Strampelli meant that this breed represented for decades one of the most widespread cultivations in Southern Italy and in the Islands.
In our research we then evaluate the agronomic techniques to produce wheat and verify that even in these phases the methods of organic farming are respected without the use of herbicides harmful to health and the eco system.
Finally, even during the milling of the wheat, we are careful that the flour is obtained only through methods that respect the raw materials, such as stone mill, which preserves all the nutritional characteristics of the grain, so that the rate of refining does not decrease the proteins respect the starches.
The nutritional qualities of Equilibrium flour
The result of this selection is a flour with excellent nutritional qualities and high protein value, which we can sell with an exclusive ingredient: the guarantee of a healthy and correct diet.
Other unique features are:
- the fiber content;
- the high quantity of zinc;
- very low percentage of sodium (practically without salt);
- absent cholesterol;
- fewer calories;
- few greases.
Re-ground durum wheat semolina from ancient Cappelli Italiano 100% from Organic Farming, genetically intact since 1915. Recent scientific studies have shown an anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic effect and a decrease in symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome after only 6/8 weeks by taking products with ancient grains (Eur J Nutr. 2016; Br J Nutr 2014).
Our pasta is produced with a careful selection of semolina obtained from the grinding of organic durum wheat grown in Italy and genetically pure at the origin. Other ingredients of the highest quality are water from the highest sources and a choice of organic spices, whose characteristics, which increase the nutritional and beneficial yield of pasta.
The pasta making
The processing of these raw materials takes place through the disciplinary of organic farming and only through processing techniques that enhance the nutritional characteristics and the genuine taste of the wheat. The tradition of the ancient pasta makers is rigorously respected starting from the bronze drawing. The mass of the pasta is in fact pulled through special dies which make it the rough surface, more suitable to retain the sauce.
Subsequently, the pasta is placed in drying rooms at a low temperature, around 45 ° for a period ranging from 24 hours up to 36 hours for long formats. In fact, drying at low temperature, in addition to preserving intact its nutritional properties, ensures that the characteristic flavor of the grain is maintained and preserves all its characteristics. On the contrary, drying at high temperatures would result in the flattening of the flavor and above all the deprivation of many nutritive properties and some essential amino acids.
Variety and genuine taste
The attention paid to all production processes guarantees you a truly nutritious and authentic taste product, allowing you to consume a meal that maintains its nutritional properties and enhances the flavors of your recipe.
In addition, in addition to traditional pasta, it is also available aromatized pasta with special spices to amplify the healthy effects on your body.
100% Cappelli ancient durum wheat semolina from organic farming with the addition of turmeric, a spice that has shown in over 1000 scientific studies, its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hypoglycemic effect. The Equilibrium pasta is produced following the methods of the ancient tradition: rigorously drawn in bronze and dried at low temperature so as not to alter the exceptional nutritional properties and minimize the possibility of producing AGEs, harmful chemicals, at the base of degenerative processes against the human body.
The Crackers Equilibrium Intelligent Food were produced starting from 100% Antico durum wheat flour with certified DNA, which has never undergone artificially induced mutations. For our crackers we use only flax seeds, rosemary and extra virgin olive oil of biological origin, obtained by mechanical cold pressing of Italian olives.
Furthermore, we do not use leavening agents and keep a low amount of salt.
This selection of ingredients, allows us to ensure a delicious snack and without contraindications, suitable for adults and children thanks to the wealth of polyunsaturated fatty acids like Omega-3
Antique durum wheat flour 100% Italian from Organic Farming with the addition of a high amount of Organic Flax Seeds, which makes the crackers particularly rich in Omega 3 and Lignans. The latter two nutrients have shown in numerous scientific studies the ability to decrease cholesterol, inflammatory processes, hypertension and dyslipidemia ("Nutrients 2016,8(3),136″;). No raising agents or hydrogenated fats are used in production. The only fat used is Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Our biscuits are produced only with the best raw materials that have proven to possess a perfect biocompatibility with the human body. The best flours from 100% cereals from Italian agriculture are always used, in no way artificially manipulated in their genetic structure and adding only extra virgin olive oil, also this obtained strictly from Italian organic farming.
To enhance the flavors of the individual ingredients, we add only the minimum amount of integral sugars, or the least processed possible. Finally, for leavening, we rely exclusively on sourdough or possibly potassium salts, two solutions that are nutritionally very valid compared to selected yeasts or chemicals usually used in industrial processes and which contain stabilizers of animal origin.
With these excellent ingredients, we formulate recipes that guarantee the product a very low glycemic index that facilitates the maintenance of blood sugar levels without creating peaks that can trigger negative pathophysiological mechanisms without renouncing the pleasure of a crispy snack, greedy it is healthy.
Handcrafted products at low temperature, respecting raw materials
All our biscuits are cooked at low temperature to ensure both the integrity of the nutrients, and to minimize the production of AGEs or those chemicals that, in excess, can be harmful because in some cases may be the basis of the processes degenerative diseases of the human organism.
The cooking at low temperature allows us instead to maintain intact the nutritional value of our precious raw materials.
Antique durum wheat wholemeal flour and Almonds 100% from Italian Organic Farming with addition of: Turmeric, a spice known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hypoglycemic effects; Zeolite, a volcanic mineral that facilitates the expulsion of any mycotoxins from the body and improves intestinal permeability; Inulin, a fiber that can improve the profile of glucose and cholesterol in the blood.
Chocolate is the latest news at the Equilibrium. We have created this product with an eye for the sweet tooth and because we believe that a healthy diet does not necessarily have to be a diet made of sacrifices.
We use 85% pure dark chocolate obtained from cocoa beans from the best fair trade of Dominican Republic, Panama and Costa Rica.
What makes this tablet unique in its kind, however, are the production processes and its ingredients. Thanks to the addition of a nano-emulsion of curcumin and black cumin, we have managed to obtain a very high bioavailability which can be up to 100 times higher than a normal powder extract. In addition, they have been added: Inulin, a natural fiber capable of nourishing only the well-defined intestinal bacteria and improving the profile of sugar and cholesterol in the blood and potassium, to counteract the acidifying effect of the chocolate; making this food the perfect snack: safe and functional from a nutritional point of view.
Choco BIO+ is the chocolate bar that combines the strong taste of cocoa beans with functional ingredients for your body. The very high bioavailability of curcumin and black cumin guarantees a much higher intake of these active ingredients than the intake of powdered extracts. This promotes the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect on the human body. In addition, the addition of inulin nourishes the good intestinal bacteria while potassium helps to maintain a more correct body PH. If you love the strong taste of cocoa beans and are tired of the usual sugar-rich snacks this is the snack for you
Extra virgin olive oil
The Italian organic extra virgin olive oil with high polyphenolic power <500 mg / Kg is certainly one of the most beneficial foods in the world, but it is just as rare to find it on the market.
Our olives have been grown and milled in the oil mill and in the fields of a single farm according to the rules of organic farming. The milling with continuous cold pressing is in fact a low yield processing method which nevertheless produces a very high-quality oil. By applying the concept of “short supply chain” to our products, we are therefore able to ensure total transparency and control throughout the food chain.
Furthermore, our oil is very rich in polyphenols.
These contribute: to increase the inflammatory properties, to protect against the oxidative damage of LDL, to maintain normal blood pressure and to favor the normal function of the gastrointestinal tract as well as the defense of the organism against external agents.
Extra virgin olive oil with a high polyphenolic power >500mg/Kg, obtained only from 100% organic Italian olives. With this incredible polyphenolic matrix, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) allows to highlight on the label the health benefits that this oil is able to bring to the body, using only 20 gr. per day. Some of the advantages described in scientific studies are its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, hypotensive and anticancer effect (J Nutr. 2016; Curr Vasc Pharmaco. 2016; Mol Nutr. Food Res 2016). To qualify an extra virgin olive oil, it is therefore necessary to know objective parameters such as the polyphenol content at bottling as well as subjective parameters such as taste. Since polyphenols are thermolabile molecules, we recommend avoiding excessive temperature fluctuations and always storing the oil in cool, dry places, away from heat and light sources, with temperatures between 14 and 21°C.
Our wine that has a very high quantity of resveratrol, produced with a selection of grapes chosen for their antioxidant properties and with a high content of polyphenols; presents itself to the sight of an intense ruby color, enveloping and aristocratic in its perfumes, it offers sensations of fullness and body to the palate. The strict controls and the in-depth research of our scientific committee together with the expert oenologist Giorgio Gozzellino, allow us to assure you of a wine with unique nutritional properties.
The large number of polyphenols present and their effects are positively reflected in both young and old subjects; on the ability to increase the antioxidant barrier in the blood, improving the mechanisms that can be the basis of anti-aging, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and in defense of Alzheimer’s as well as a lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases.
In fact, our aim was to find a vine that would provide the beneficial contribution of red wine in a single glass a day (which would also be the daily recommended amount 150-200 ml), without having to take excessive amounts of alcohol.
Monferrato Rosso DOC wine, produced with the best grapes of an ancient vine, rediscovered for its incredible quantity of Resveratrol (50/60 ml/L). In the nineteenth century, it was used only by the most illustrious and wealthy families as a remedy for many diseases. In fact, recent studies have shown that the greater the amount of polyphenolic matrix in a wine, the greater will be the ability to prevent disease (Thromb Res 2016) The red wine rich in polyphenols has the ability to increase the antioxidant barrier in the blood, both on young and elderly subjects (Nutr. J 2007), when consumed regularly in dosages suitable for our bodies (≤ 2 glasses per day). Some studies have shown a significant improvement in antioxidant status after taking red wine with a high concentration of polyphenols. Further benefits have been demonstrated by a meta-analysis of 25 studies on the mechanisms that may underlie anti-aging, anti-diabetic and anti-tumor effects as well as a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease. (Thromb Res Jan 2016; Br J Nutr 2015; Am J Clin Nutr 2015)
In some recent academic studies, it has been shown that flax seeds have gained an important position in the field of nutritional sciences because of their fundamental role as an antioxidant agent.
Always in line with the major scientific discoveries, we at Equilibrium, we select for you the best production of flax seeds for food, only from organic crops and 100% of Italian origin.
This means not only the absence of chemical fertilizers and herbicides but, above all, a choice of the most appropriate cultivation techniques (crop rotation, abundant organic fertilization, shallow soil processing, 3-year crop of medical herb, harrow use to eradicate weeds). Even the seeds are chosen for their genetic purity, without any kind of manipulation to their DNA (irradiation, GMO, etc.) to always offer the best organoleptic quality and biocompatibility with the organism.
Our aim is in fact to assure you flax seeds with the highest quantity of Omega3, a particularly healthy fat that makes this food an important element for a healthy and proper nutrition, as well as the secret ingredient for your wellness recipes!
100% Linseed from Italian Organic Farming, particularly rich in Omega 3 and Lignans (phenolic antioxidants), as well as countless other beneficial components for human health such as: cinnamic acid, p-cumaric acid, caffeic acid, acidoferulic acid, pelargonidine, cyanidine, delphinidine, herbacetin, kaempferol, luteolin and apigenin and their glucosides, such as orientin, isoorientin, vitexin, isovitexin, vicenin and lucenin (Muir A. . , Westcott No 2003). Flax (Linum Usitatissimum) is a plant widely distributed in temperate climate zones so you must pay attention to the origin. In Poland and Northern Europe, for example, varieties such as Linola (often also used to create transgenic lines) grow, which is less nutritionally valid, given the low content of Alpha Linolenic fatty acid (Omega 3), which varies from 3% in cultivars such as Linola, up to 73% in others more difficult to find on the market. (M. Lukaszewicz et al. J Food Chem, 2004). We recommend that you consume them regularly and include them in your daily diet, chopping or crushing them and then ingest them immediately, so that the polyunsaturated fatty acids contained in the seeds, do not risk being oxidized. Remember that attention must also be paid to linseed oil which is highly susceptible to oxidation, if you do not use careful measures can develop potentially carcinogenic by-products (BMC Biotechnol. 2015; 15:62). For this reason we recommend whole flaxseed.