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Understanding It All And Raising The Bar
It's time to find out what's in your protein bar, what should be in it, how to identify the real from the fake, and how to choose the protein bar that really works for you.
The ingredients in most protein bars should be classified more as "additives" than ingredients. From sugar to preservatives and beyond, most packaged food is simply full of junk. For a lot of people, sugar = tastes good. While I can't argue that sugar may taste good, the fact is, sugar does very little good in our body aside from a quick caloric boost. There are so many better substances you can use to fuel the body without the side effects - and make no mistake, sugar has side effects. Not the least of which can be addiction. There are millions of people addicted to sugar, soda and other sugary foods.
It's gone so far now that most of the food on the shelves contains vast amounts of sugar, including "protein" bars. Now, there are quite a few things wrong with what passes for protein bars, so understanding the label on your nutrition or protein bar has never been more important.
What you eat directly correlates to your overall health, and more importantly, the way you feel! We know that excess sugar intake leads to lethargy, weight gain and a host of other ailments.
Don't get me wrong, sugar can be very, very good. Most people love a nice, sweet treat. A little sugar once in a while has little to no negative repercussions. It's the sugar intake over long periods of time that can cause long-lasting negative effects.
Now, back to that label. The Supplement Facts label on any protein bar can tell you almost everything you need to know about the bar in question.
Marketers and preservative manufacturers have unfortunately made understanding this label much harder than ever before. Although many bars have labels full of hard to pronounce words (chemicals or preservatives), this is the less important that the most misunderstood ingredient. And often times, the most misunderstood part of the label is sugar.
Basically, all carbohydrates that we eat are glucose - including grains, sugar, soda, etc. When these foods are eaten, the intestines break down the carbohydrates and turn them into glucose. The liver then takes the glucose and uses what is needed to create energy with the rest of the glucose moving onto other parts of the body. Fructose, is handled differently. When the fructose enters the liver, it can overload it and cause the excess to require storage as fat - to save it for later. This process causes more fat to be delivered to the blood and for insulin to be less effective or spike.
This cycle, repeated over and over again many times, can cause all of the most common health problems we all hear about - heart disease, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.
Most "protein bars" on the market are loaded with sugar and prevent you from ever reaching your goals - to have a healthy delicious, nutritions protein bar that powers you through the day.
So, how do you get the most from your protein bar when there are thousands to choose from?
Choosing a protein bar should be based on several factors. For most of us, they are:
Most of us will focus on one or two of these and determine which protein bar they like based on them while also diminishing the other factors. For example, "I really like that this one has 30 grams of protein and is gluten-free. It tastes terrible but it's good for me."
Of course, all of us have different tastes. We all prefer certain flavors and we have all different nutritional needs. Some of us choose a protein bar to help get us through a workout, and others choose the bar that tastes the best.
Although very few bars out there actually deliver all of these, you must decide which ones are the most important for your needs and make your decision only after reaching a conclusion.
To get the most from your bar, you have to know what means the most to you and find a bar that fulfills those needs.
Now that you know what to look for, let's take a look at some things to avoid.
As I said earlier, there are thousands of ingredients and flavors to choose from when selecting a protein bar. There are also thousands of additives, preservatives, chemicals and sugars that should be avoided. The more you know, the better decisions you make. When choosing a bar, I recommend understanding the label and making sure it doesn't have and junk.
No protein source should have too much sugar, too many preservatives or anything that is not going to help you. Sugar can stimulate you for a short period of time, but the high doesn't last and can get replaced with a feeling of lethargy and exhaustion. We need to demand more from our protein bars. After all, you are what you eat.
It's right there in the name yet so few bars really focus on the actual protein. Sure, there are bars with 20, 30, 40 and sometimes as much as 50 grams of protein. But do you always need that much? And more importantly, what happens if you eat too much protein? Can your body use all that protein?
Well, in life there are often hard lessons. I've learned many myself. So, I must apologize if this comes as a shock to you but most people do not need these ultra high levels of protein. There are exceptions, but what is often neglected here is waste.
You see, whey protein comes from cows. The whey in most protein bars is actually an isolate and often the product of cheese production. The whey is separated and used for it's protein content. You with me so far?
OK, so there's wehy there. And it has 36 grams of protein in it. But how much of that protein can your body actually use? Let's forget about where it came from for now. How much can your body actually take and turn into protein in your body?
The answer is 32%. That's it. That's the cold, hard truth. Your body can take in that whey protein isolate and produce about 32% of it into actual protein in your body. That's a lot of waste.
And in case you were wondering about eggs, they are actually pretty good at about 48% utilization. Not too bad. But still, over half of it is waste.
Now at this point, you may be curious. "What is the best source of protein?" you may be asking yourself.
The answer is PerfectAmino.
PerfectAmino is a pure, clean and exceptional essential amino acid supplement. It contains all 8 essential amino acids in the perfect ratios, and boasts over 99% utilization. It's quite literally the perfect protein-building supplement. PerfectAmino allows you to get the absolute most - with virtually no waste.
And there's only one protein bar that contains PerfectAmino. The BodyHealth Bar.
Balancing Delicious Taste, Healthy Fats, Superfoods and PerfectAmino
BodyHealth Bars are the culmination of over a year of formulating a bar that would finally meet my incredibly high standards. It's a bar that contains 12 superfoods, high-quality MCT oil, healthy fats, 11 grams of fiber and fortified with the perfect protein-building PerfectAmino - all in the most delicious flavors ever created.
The BodyHealth Bars are packed full of nutrients, protein-building amino acids, healthy fats and the taste is out of this world.
Raising the bar means creating the most delicious protein bar ever made. Here's how we did it.
Our mission was to create the first great-tasting, nutritious protein bar with PerfectAmino. The result is that we now have not one, but two delicious formulas packed full of protein, superfoods, MCT oil and fortified with the perfect protein source - PerfectAmino. Try some today. We are so confident that you will love them and never need another bar that we are giving your our 100% money-back guarantee. You have nothing to lose.
What they're in our bar and what they can help with
MCT Oil is commonly used as a quick, easy brain fuel. Unlike other fats, Medium-Chain Triglycerides go straight from the gut to the liver and thus, less likely to be stored as fat. Commonly used by those on keto diets, MCT Oils can be a great source of energy.
Supporting your immune system are some of Mother Nature's finest superfoods:
Contain fiber, Vitamin C, potassium and Vitamin K and several minerals and can support heart health.
Packed with essential nutrients, beets can help support blood flow, thus helping improve athletic performance.
Nutrient-dense, kale also contains fiber and Vitamin C but is also high in iron and calcium and can support heart and stomach health.
Rich in Vitamins A, C and K, parsley is a high in antioxidants and can support bone health.
High in Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and fiber. Broccoli can help support the building of collagen and supports body tissues and muscle.
Another nutrient-dense green vegetable, cabbage may help lower blood pressure and can help improve digestion.
High in vitamins and minerals, spinach is high in insoluble fiber, which can support bowel health and digestion.
Considered the king of antioxidants, blueberries can help reduce the effects of aging.
The BodyHealth Bar Delivers
Almond Butter, Tapioca Fiber, Almond Meal, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), Chicory Root Fiber, Pea Protein Isolate, Almonds, Glycerin, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Amino Acid Blend (L-Leucine, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Threonine, L-Methionine, L-Tryptophan), Coconut Oil, Natural Flavor, 100% Organic Fruit & Veggie Blend (apple, kale, broccoli, spinach, carrot, parsley, beet, green cabbage, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, tomato), Medium - Chain Triglycerides, Cocoa Extract, Sea Salt, Sunfower Tocopherol (antoxidant), Monk Fruit Extract.
Almond Butter, Almond Meal, Tapioca Fiber, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), Chicory Root Fiber, Almonds, Pea Protein Isolate, Glycerin, Organic Coconut, Amino Acid Blend (L-Leucine, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Threonine, L-Methionine, L-Tryptophan), Cocoa Butter, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Natural Flavor, Cinnamon, 100% Organic Fruit & Veggie Blend (apple, kale, broccoli, spinach, carrot, parsley, beet, green cabbage, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, tomato), Medium - Chain Triglycerides, Sea Salt, Sunfower Tocopherol (antoxidant), Monk Fruit Extract.
Almonds: Loaded with protein, healthy monosaturated fats, fiber and antioxidants. Almonds can help you support performance and satiety while adding a crunchy texture and taste.
Tapioca Fiber: A filling, tasty prebiotic to help satiety without spiking blood sugar levels.
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: Right in between dark and milk chocolate, these give just the right amount of tastiness for your enjoyment.
Chicory Root Fiber: Allowing for great taste and texture, Chicory Root Fiber has strong science that it supports many health benefits for the human body.
Pea Protein Isolate: Rich in amino acids, this protein offers a gluten, dairy and soy-free source of protein and calories.
Organic Coconut: Besides being a delicious antioxidant, coconuts are high in manganese, which is essential for bone health and metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins and cholesterol.
PerfectAmino: The 8 Essential Amino Acids in a perfect blend to allow the body to build and repair protein like no other.
Cocoa Butter: A healthy fat source that adds a perfect, buttery taste.
Cinnamon: A delicious superfood loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and so much more.
Organic Fruit & Veggie Blend: Apple, kale, broccoli, spinach, carrot, parsley, beet, green cabbage, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, & tomato. What’s more to say here. Gotta have your veggies!
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT Oil): A great energy source while also providing better brain & memory function, improved weight management, lowered cholesterol, blood sugar levels and more.
Sea Salt: An excellent electrolyte source with trace minerals, which are very hard to come by these days with all of the soil depletion.
Pure Monk Fruit Extract: A sweet, delicious, sugar-free sweetener from natural compounds called mogrosides that promotes weight loss with zero calories, cabs or fat.
The BodyHealth Bar is quite possibly the most delicious bar of all time. What's more, it's packed with nutrition from superfoods, MCT oil and the world's finest protein source - PerfectAmino. Choose from the soft, buttery brownie or the light, chewy Blondie with just a hint of cinnamon. Now you can get nutrition, protein and flavor in one bar - with enough protein to get you through the day.
It might be surprising, but low-carb has never really been clearly defined. Most consider a low-carb diet to have between 50-80g of carbohydrates in a 24 hour period.
To put this into context, the keto diet usually includes between 5-20g of carbohydrates per day.
So, what is low-carb? And more importantly, how many carbs is too many? Well, depending on your weight and physical condition, the answers vary. What we do know is that no one knows your body better than you do. You understand your needs and how your body reacts to foods and stresses. So, to determine the best bar for you, it's good to know if a low-carb bar is right for you.
Most of your body is composed of proteins - the heart, muscles, bones and blood are proteins. As your body moves around, whether it be from exercise, or just walking up stairs, it burns calories, loses water, minerals and protein.
To put water back into the body, you drink water. The same for minerals. But putting protein back into the body is different. Your body does not simply take protein and make protein. You can't just eat 10 grams of protein and make 10 grams of protein.
To produce protein, your body must take in the 8 essential amino acids - called "essential" because your body does not produce them - you must get them from food. When you eat foods containing amino acids such as meat or fish, your body can take a portion of the amino acids within and make protein, replenishing what was lost or "burned." But meats are fish are not a very efficient source of protein because the amino acids within them are in the wrong ratios - too much of some amino acids and not enough of others. Your body can only utilize about 32% of them, the rest are wasted.
So what is PerfectAmino? It's all 8 essential amino acids in the correct ratios. And when you take PerfectAmino, your body can synthesize the amino acids and begin to build new protein in just 23 minutes - utilizing 99% or more! It's truly a perfect protein source. And that's why it has helped to change so many lives - it provides what the body needs to operate.
TRYPTOPHAN - Encourages the release of vital neurotransmitters and hormones for mood and sleep, such as serotonin and melatonin.*
LYSINE -If deficient, may result in a niacin deficiency (Vitamin B), as well as slow connective tissue repair.*
METHIONINE - Supplies sulfur and the other compounds you need for optimum metabolism and growth.*
VALINE - Needed for your muscle fibers to fire, for tissue repair, and for the maintenance of proper nitrogen balance in the body.*
LEUCINE - Stimulates muscle protein synthesis and may be the dominant fuel involved in anabolic (tissue building) reactions.*
ISOLEUCINE - Essential for blood sugar regulation, muscle development and repair, and energy regulation.*
THREONINE - Crucial for antibody production, immune system activity, and can be converted into glycine and serine.*
PHENYLALANINE - Stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and hormones, which are necessary substances for optimum activity of your central and peripheral nervous systems.*
PerfectAmino has no binders, coatings, fillers, or anything else —just the amino acids themselves.
1 serving of PerfectAmino is precisely 1 gram of PURE protein. In comparison, 1 serving would be equivalent to 6 grams of whey protein, 3 grams of meat protein, or 2 grams of egg protein. But with none of the hormones, GMOs, carbs or calories!
PerfectAmino is vegan sourced, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and is extremely clean and pure.
So, how does the BodyHealth Bar stack up against the competition? Take a look:
The BodyHealth Bar is much more than just a superior protein bar. In fact, it's more like a protein brownie than a bar.
We only use superior, high quality ingredients. BodyHealth Bar was designed to be the most delicious, guilt-free bar that ever made.
The BodyHealth Bar is all about performance, taste, quality ingredients and health.
But it's more than that. It's about making the most delicious protein bar ever and fortifying it with PerfectAmino. It's about giving you the boost you need to get through the day, the workout and the next challenge.
It's about raising the bar.
Whether you are on the go, working out or need a quick snack, the Blondie and Brownie BodyHealth Protein Bar packs it all into one delicious and nutritious bar.
Take it with you to the gym, the office and everywhere in between. And never feel guilty about having a great snack between meals.
Just 7 net carbs, 10g of protein and delicious. It's time for a new protein bar. It's time to raise the bar. Get yours now.
It's time to raise the bar. It's time to try the BodyHealth bar and rejoice in the triumphant new, delicious Brownie or Blondie. Get yours now!
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Since I started BodyHealth over 10 years ago, I have wanted to develop a true protein bar. Well now, it's finally here and I could not be more excited about it.
From my years competing in marathons, I've come across and tried just about every protein bar on the shelves. The BodyHealth Bar is not better because it's from BodyHealth, it stands on its own for the incredible flavor and texture and raises the bar with our flagship, perfect protein builder - PerfectAmino.
This is the first protein bar to truly taste as good as a brownie or blondie and actually supports you when you need it most.
As with all of our products, the BodyHealth Bars are backed by our 100% Money-Back Guarantee - and I think you will absolutely love them.
Pick yours up today.
David Minkoff, M.D.
Founder of BodyHealth
18-Time Ironman Triathlon Completions
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I love these! They taste too good to be healthy! They are soft, not taffy like. They have the right amount of everything to give you extra fuel to keep you going. I’ve tried both flavors and really enjoy them both. I highly recommend BodyHealth for all your needs!!! A great company by far with great healthy products!
Not like any other bar I have tasted. Superfood taste... reminded me of a healthy carrot cake. Know it's sooo good for you, with everything you could ever want! Body Health has product you want to use and can trust.
Theses are a textural dream. It’s literally like a brownie. Heavenly. I love them. Couldn’t have done any better. Out of the park!!!
The Blondie and Brownie Bars have changed the snack game! Wholesome, quick snack that tastes so good it will have you coming back day after day! Blondie has a hint of cinnamon with just the right amount of chocolate, subtle deliciousness! I ate this bar after a 19 mile run and didn’t feel the typical urge to eat everything in the kitchen! Well done, as always by BodyHealth!
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