High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has become a modern-day plague. Not only does it contribute to our obesity epidemic, but it has also been linked to diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Sadly, the average consumption of fructose has doubled between 1980 and 1994. Soft drinks and some fruit drinks are a major source of HFCS, but it is also found in many other products, from crackers to salad dressing.
Fructose contains zero enzymes, vitamins, or minerals — and it leaches micronutrients from your body. It doesn't metabolize the same as sugar and because it's often consumed as a liquid, its negative effects are multiplied.
Why is it found in so many products? Because after air, water, and salt, it's the cheapest ingredient in the American food chain (and we know how the food industry likes to save money).
I'd also urge you to be on the lookout for HFCS in its many disguises — conveniently (for the food industry) labeled as chicory, inulin, isoglucose, glucose-fructose syrup, fruit fructose, and others.
Another major "health torpedo" you want to watch out for is…
Gluten — Wheat (and other grains containing gluten) is NOT your friend. My experience has shown that you could be one of the estimated 1 in 10 people who have at least a subclinical intolerance to gluten protein.
This is actually a food allergy.
I recommend avoiding gluten, even the organic whole-grain types.
Gluten intolerance has been linked to miscarriage, intestinal disease (including irritable bowel syndrome), malnutrition, rheumatoid arthritis, and developmental delay in children, just to name a few. Oftentimes, your gluten sensitivity may present with various unexplained symptoms.
Getting rid of these two health bombs will go a long way toward improving your health.
For Busy People: Is This the World's Most
Even those with the best diet should be able to enjoy an occasional treat.
That is why my team and I have formulated one of the most delicious energy bars imaginable!
And they are shockingly better than any bar I've ever featured on Mercola.com. In my opinion, at least 10 times better!
Before I tell you all about my bar, let me first explain how most energy bars may actually hurt your health…
Is That Energy or Protein Bar You're Eating Really Good for You?
If you're like me, you don't always have time to sit and enjoy a healthy and relaxing meal three times a day. Or maybe you just need a quick pick-me-up after your workout or during that afternoon slump.
Or maybe you just need a quick pick-me-up after your workout or during that afternoon slump.
People tend to grab what's convenient. And often, that quick, easy, and inexpensive snack comes in the form of energy or protein bars.
But, with so many energy and protein bars on the market today, it can be difficult to determine which are the best choice.
What's more, I believe many of these bars are so loaded with less-than-optimal fats and sugars. They aren't much better than eating a candy bar.
As you know, bad fats and sugars can have a harmful effect on your body, and may lead you to actually gain weight, stressing your cardiovascular and endocrine systems!
Unfortunately, you can't even rely on those bars' labels to help you make good choices.
The marketing of energy bars is very intentional and slick, and quite often misleading. The industry spends millions of dollars every year in advertising, desperately trying to convince you their bar is best.
In a perfect world, I would advise you to forget about energy bars and stick with healthy foods such as vegetables. That's still the best policy to follow most of the time, whenever you can.
But it's not always practical or realistic.
Introducing the Organic Cocoa Cassava Bar
Imagine this: a bar that tastes like the leading coconut candy bar we all know. Moist, chewy organic coconut sprinkled with superfood chia and covered with deep, smooth organic dark chocolate. Rich in fiber and protein, with just a touch of natural sweetening.
And best of all, there is absolutely no soy or soy lecithin, corn syrup, salt, artificial flavors, colors, hydrolyzed milk protein, or chemical preservatives.
Instead, just all-natural goodness with some of the highest quality ingredients on earth to give you that quick boost of energy!
To top it off, ALL of the ingredients have been certified USDA organic!
This product is my Organic Cocoa Cassava Bar. But this new bar wasn't formulated overnight.
Over Three Dozen Recipe Variations Later, the Perfect Energy Bar Emerges
My previous Cocoa Cassava Bar was very popular and one of the top products on Mercola.com. But, I wanted to improve it, because energy bars play such an important role in so many people's diets.
My team and I set out to develop the perfect energy bar. Knowing you, too, would be discriminating, I demanded the following requirements:
- Organic ingredients to support optimal health
- Good source of fiber to support your digestive system
- High-quality source of protein — without soy or dairy products
- No gluten, preservatives, or dangerous sulfites
I made sure my Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars supply you with real nutritional value and great taste.
Organic Ingredients Make Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars Delicious
What makes Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars so delicious?
Made from the finest organic ingredients and from the most reputable sources, these bars are exclusive to Mercola.com.
You'll find that the high-quality organic coconut I selected adds a delicious tropical flair, while enhancing the texture and fiber content.
The coconut's medium shred preserves the delicate flavor and moistness from its natural organic oils.
No dangerous sulfites or preservatives have been added to this organic coconut!
I Left the Gluten Out of Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars
Just as important as what you will find in the new Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars is what you won't find.
There is no monosodium glutamate (MSG or glutamic acid), which is often used to enhance flavor, despite the possible adverse reactions associated with it.
You also won't find any polyunsaturated oils or preservatives in Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars.
Instead of gluten, which many people are highly sensitive to, you'll find organic cassava flour.
Cassava (also known as tapioca, yucca, and manioc root) is an edible starch and major source of carbohydrates.
Used as a major staple food for many South American tribes since Pre-Columbian times, I recommend cassava flour over wheat flour, since wheat flour is typically refined, bleached, and stripped of nutrients.
Cassava flour supplies calcium, while the syrup adds a hint of sweetness and moistness, and helps preserve shelf life.
I Just Had to Add THIS Low-Glycemic Superfood!
As the latest scientific research confirms the outstanding benefits of chia, I decided to include organic raw chia seeds in my Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars.* Chia seeds add a delightful crunch to the bar and are a good source of fiber!
The exclusive mix of white and black chia seeds, as they exist in nature, provide the fully balanced benefits of chia. This nutritionally dense chia provides:
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Good levels of insoluble fiber and soluble fiber
- Rich source of magnesium and calcium
- Complete vegetable protein providing essential amino acids
Alas, the perfect bar wouldn't be complete without chocolate, too!
I Added Not Just One Source of Rich Dark Chocolate… But TWO!
Most everyone loves chocolate--especially high-quality dark chocolate. This chocolate is so rich that it literally melts in your mouth.
But it's not just the taste. Natural cacao teems with wholesome health benefits, too. It:
- Provides one of the richest sources of free radical-fighting antioxidants
- Contains valuable micronutrients magnesium, zinc, iron, and potassium
- Helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range
- Contains flavanols which support healthy brain function and positive mental outlook
My Organic Cocoa Cassava Bar contains both organic dark chocolate with 56 percent cacao and organic raw cacao powder.
Also, our raw cacao powder contains no alkalizing agents or added synthetic sweeteners. The rich dark chocolate coating contains a paltry one-fifth of a teaspoon of sugar!
The Healthiest Nut Around…
You also won't find soy proteins in my Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars.
Many energy bars on the market contain soy protein. And today's cheap soy protein, largely waste products of the soy oil industry, is often over-processed with high heat that destroys the nutritional value of the protein. As you know, I advise avoiding soy for many other reasons as well.
I've added raw, organic almond butter to my Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars for a source of protein, fat, and the other goodness of almonds. Almond butter gives you fast and long-lasting energy and satisfying fullness so you are less likely to overeat.
How Do Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars Stack Up Against Other Energy Bars?
I'm proud to announce that my Organic Cocoa Cassava™ Bars are USDA certified organic, the highest level of certification you can be awarded! And, naturally, all ingredients are organic.
I'd like to invite you to compare my Organic Cocoa Cassava Bar to any competitive bar.
I urge you to compare them all side-by-side for their real (not just slickly marketed) health-promoting benefits.
I am convinced that once you try them, you will love these new Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars as much as I do.
My Personal Pledge to You
When you choose the Organic Cocoa Cassava Bar, I pledge to offer you:
- Great taste
- Excellent value
- Honest, wholesome nutrition
Unlike many bar manufacturers, my Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars will never contain inferior ingredients.
You have my word on this.
If you don’t think these are the best-tasting, most satisfying energy bars, you can return them for store credit, less shipping (please see below for the full refund policy).
That's how sure I am you'll love my Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars.
Order Today Before They Sell Out
Remember, my new Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars are:
- Delicious and moist, with a great texture and no unpleasant aftertaste
- Quick and convenient for your busy lifestyle — whether you're looking for a filling snack or fast energy boost.
- Satisfying as a self-reward or an energizing treat.
- Suitable for everyone, and perfect for kids, seniors, and even people concerned about blood sugar health.
- Handy for traveling — toss a few bars into your carry-on or briefcase!
Now you can discover the Organic Cocoa Cassava Bar only at Mercola.com — the quick and convenient solution for busy people like you and me.
Order yours today!