Monday, August 15, 2016

BETTER BARS ATHLETE EATS:Part 2

Energy Bars that are leaning sweet tasting-are more nutritious than candy -but are not supposed to be better than a healthy balanced meal. No doubt-some energy bars lining retail shelves are full of 'junk' ingredients...but there's a sizable number on the market-slightly pricier options-often conjured up by athletes themselves...that satisfy and deliver meaningful vitamins/protein/minerals-WITHOUT artful colors or ingredients.
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All Killer, No Filler™ is an apt MO-R.e.d.d. Bars are Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Brown Rice (which has arsenic levels might surprise health types) and non-GMO-with a bit of caffeine buzz from Yerba Mate (35+MG) ...as well as 9-10 grams of protein (from pea and pumpkin seed, cashews or peanuts), 11 superfoods like Betta Berry™ blend that includes acai berry, goji berry and pomegranate juice etc-  and 23 vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, C, D, E, B6, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Chromium, Riboflavin, Niacin, Biotin and Iron.
Founded in college by a guy thought he could do better than the average university meal plan. 3 
flavors-Peanut Butter, Chocolate (authentic tasting-not corn syrupy sugary sweet-more like dark chocolate sweet from cocoa), Peanut Butter, and Oatmeal.

no artificial colors or ingredients...


OATMEGA gets is protein wallop (14grams/bar) from whey-a dairy product from grass fed cows, is gluten free, non-GMO, and delivers 7grams of fiber 9that's really oats here) per bar. FYI-the chocolate mint which we tried-was delicious tasty-reminded us of our Girl Scout cookie fave...but chewier in texture...FYI not 'oat-y' tasting at all.





KEEP HEALTHY® is a Long Island based company that makes a bunch of truly tasty bars including our new pick-USDA ORGANIC Low Glycemic Bars-that give a boost in energy without the high/burn-even diabetic friendly (POINTS HERE!!!) of typical sweet treats. Non-GMO, Gluten Free Vegan, dairy-free, kosher, 100% plant based ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, no preservatives, no agave, no stevia no sugar alcohols and no artificial sweeteners! f flavors available-Coconut Crunch, Lemon Zest, Chocolate Cherry Mint (a triplet that works), Banana Nut, and yummy Sea Salt Brownie-that managed to make us forge the 'other' kind. 
KEEP HEALTHY® also has Organic Protein Bars with 15 grams if protein.

not an energy bar-but liquid-y-we expected Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze-made to energize endurance athletes on the go...to taste like cold oatmeal but pleasantly surprised how pretty good it tasted...and as an Ultra Marathon is on our bucket list of must-do feats.we know how critical it is to be able to eat while competing beyond the gels and energy chews -and honey packs that seem just fine for long distance triathlons and competitive marathons. Our suggestion-check these out...easy to digest and GI track friendly! Good fro camping, back packing, biking, jaunts too. Sugar is fruit derived only.Bonus points-member of 1% For The Planet. 90-110 Calories per...




five flavors-non-GMO squeeze packs are vegan, gluten free, with whole grain rolled oats, flax and fruit for nutritious energy-with up to 700 milligrams of Omegas 3s. IMO interesting flavor combos-we tried the peach chia-vanilla-you can taste the real vanilla extract.
Part 3