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Healthelicious Thin and Satisfied Diabetic/Weight Loss Bar
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About the Diabetic/Weight Loss Bar
Interestingly enough, if you are overweight it could be because you are undernourished! A team of scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center analyzed survey data from 15,000 people who were asked about the foods they eat, the supplement they use, and their weight changes over the past decade. When they analysed the data they were surprised to discover those people who regularly consumed 3 common nutrients typically gained LESS fat over the 10-year period than those who didn’t.
These 3 nutrients were chromium (which balances blood sugar levels that control hunger), Vitamins B6 and B12 (which are both involved in helping convert calories to energy, so they are not as easily stored as fat.)
Successive conversations with a naturopath and a personal trainer who both wanted a low sugar bar led to this nutrition packed, high protein, high fibre, low sugar bar. As a base I took the ingredients in the Peak Performance Bar. I removed the honey, agave and yacon syrups and fruit to reduce the sugar content to 3%. Trouble was, that formula did not pass the taste police and the bar was very crumbly. So I added back a little honey, maple and yacon syrups so more people would find it acceptable. So far, so good. I think even diabetics would find this a great fit for their snack requirements.
Out of the fridge it is quite firm but at room temperature it is so malleable I nearly called it “fitness fudge”!.
Each bar weighs 56 grams.
Allergen Statement for the Diabetic/Weight Loss Bar
Contains honey, nuts, dried fruits and coconut.
And like all my products, what I leave out is as important as what I put in:
No artificial colours No artificial flavours No artificial fragrances No cane sugar No excitotoxins No flavour enhancers No detectable gluten No added preservatives No trans-fats
Ingredient List for the Diabetic/Weight Loss Bar
(Click on any ingredient for a data sheet on that ingredient.)
In descending order of quantities used:
- shredded coconut
- coconut oil
- sesame seeds
- sunflower seeds
- cacao powder
- maple syrup
- brazil nuts
- buckwheat seeds
- cashew nuts
- chia seeds
- chick peas
- maca powder
- macadamia nuts
- vitamin C
- yacón syrup
- cacao nibs
- lúcuma powder
- mesquite meal
- pistachio nuts
- purple dulse
- apricot kernels
- caraway seeds
- pine nuts
- schisandran berries
- vanilla essence
- acai berry powder
- brewers yeast
- natural vitamin E
- nopal powder
- purple corn extract
- siberian ginseng
- camu camu powder
- cats claw
- fennel seeds
- fulvic minerals
- ginkgo biloba
- gotu kola
- he shou wu
- irish moss
- milk thistle
- olive leaf
- paw paw leaf
- red clover
- reishi mushroom powder
- rhodiola rosea
- rosehip powder
- vitamin D3
The honey is used to bind the other ingredients and is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial agent.
Nutrition Information Panel for the Diabetic/Weight Loss Bar
Nutritional Information Panel - Portion size: 56 grams portion per 100g portion per 100g Energy 1180 2107 Protein 8.62 15.39 Unsaturated Fats 14.11 25.20 Sugars * 4.92 8.79 Saturated Fats 4.31 7.70 Carbohydrates 12.98 23.18 Medium Chain Triglycerides 4.43 7.91 Fibre 6.45 11.52 Total Fat * 23.86 40.82 Sodium 29.30 52.32
Some people look at the number of calories, the fat or sugar content and are surprised. At a sugar level of 3% I had only 3 out of 50 people who tested the bar would eat it. That’s unviable. No good making the best bar in the world if next to nobody will eat it. The increased sugar content comes from honey and maple syrup - both ingredients have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer properties and some sweetness from stevia powder.
One guy who tested weight loss diets found people whose weight loss had plateaued at a certain level started to lose weight again as soon as he added some good fats back into their diet. Ant there is NOTHING BUT good fats in these bars!
All the marketing and pretty packaging in the world cannot turn empty calories from sugar and highly processed food into good nutrition that enhances your body health. The marketing and pretty packaging will sell a lot of junk food and make some corporations really profitable. It will turn an entire generation into junk food addicts who die far earlier than they should. But don’t for one minute confuse those empty calories with my nutrient packed calories!
Mineral & Vitamin Content for the Diabetic/Weight Loss Bar
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