With many of today’s so-called “energy” snack bars, there’s a very fine line between them and what’s stocked in the candy aisle of your local grocery store.
Looking at the top-selling snack bars, you’ll find sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup and cane syrup and artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Three of the top bars contain total carb levels as high as 42 grams and 20 grams of sugars per bar.
That’s not much different from the 35 grams of carbs and 29 grams of sugars found in one of the most popular candy bars.
Aside from questionable sweeteners, today’s top-selling snack bars also contain excessive grains and genetically engineered (GE) derived ingredients like corn fiber, sugarcane fiber and soy protein isolate.
Not exactly what you need – or want – for a healthy eating strategy.
Convenient to pack along and ideal for a quick recharge, beating mid-afternoon fatigue, snack bars are here to stay. So why not reach for a healthier version that’s still tasty?
I like to use them as a dessert or reward in my nutritional ketosis eating regimen.
My team and I have formulated a truly delicious snack bar made with organic, non-genetically engineered ingredients providing healthy fat and plentiful fiber from one of my favorite sources.
8 Criteria for the Perfect Snack Bar
What makes the perfect snack bar? Here are eight criteria that had to be met:
The bar can’t contain refined sugar, artificial or corn-based sweeteners. Your body breaks down these sugars differently, and their consumption is potentially linked to insulin resistance, weight gain and disease.
Low net carbs
Net carbohydrates are the total carbs in a product minus grams of fiber. For optimal health benefits, you want to focus on lower net carbs.
Researchers are discovering that even moderate protein levels can activate your mTOR pathway. Depending on your lean body mass, it’s recommended you eat only 30 to 70 grams of protein daily from all sources, including vegetables and bars.
The calories from excess protein and carbohydrates should be replaced with calories from high-quality fats from whole foods.
High levels of fiber are essential for health and for lowering net carbs. The ideal sources of fiber for bars come from whole foods.
Organic, non-genetically engineered ingredients
The bar must meet USDA organic standards and must not contain any genetically engineered ingredients (unlike what’s found in most snack bars today).
The ideal bar must be gluten-free. Along with organic ingredients, this helps ensure your bar won’t contain traces of glyphosate, a potent health-damaging pesticide applied to wheat before harvesting.
No one enjoys a dry, tasteless bar. The perfect snack bar is soft, chewy and flavorful from whole foods.
Only Wholesome Ingredients Exclusively Used in Our Organic Cocoa Cassava Snack Bar
Our Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars with Coconut and Chia Seeds are different from other snack bars. Made from at least 95% organic, non-genetically engineered ingredients (meets USDA organic standards), they provide good sources of fiber and healthy fat, and taste delicious because they’re made with high-quality whole foods.
If you haven’t yet discovered our Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars, you’re in for a real treat. Delicious yet healthy, they contain only wholesome ingredients:
Organic cassava (also known as tapioca, yucca and manioc root) provides a hint of sweetness and moisture.
Used as a major staple food for many South American tribes since Pre-Columbian times, cassava also provides calcium.
Organic coconut offers 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 sulfites or preservatives are ever added.
Organic raw chia seeds are included for nutrients, fiber and a delightful crunch. The exclusive mix of white and black chia seeds, as they exist in nature, are a low glycemic source of omega-3 fatty acids, insoluble and soluble fiber, magnesium, calcium and complete vegetable protein.
Organic almond butter provides a source of protein and high-quality fat for long-lasting energy and satisfying fullness. Almonds also contain antioxidants and beneficial phenols, flavonoids and phenolic acids.
Two sources of organic chocolate are used with 56% cacao dark chocolate and raw cacao powder, providing antioxidants. Chocolate contains the valuable micronutrients magnesium, zinc, iron and potassium as well as health-supporting flavanols. Our raw cacao powder contains no alkalizing agents or added synthetic sweeteners.
How This Incredibly Delicious Bar Exceeds Our Demanding Criteria for the Perfect Snack Bar
From its origins on the farm to its wholesome organic ingredients and exclusive production processes, our Organic Cassava Bars with Coconut and Chia Seeds are:
- Made with organic whole food ingredients – meet USDA organic standards.
- High in fiber (10 grams) and low in net carbs (14 grams).
- Lower in sugar than many traditional snack bars – each bar contains only 6 grams of sugar without any refined sugar or corn-based or artificial sweeteners.
- Only 3 grams of protein.
- A good source of healthy fats from coconut, almond butter and omega-3s from chia seeds.
- Loaded with superfoods like cassava root and organic chocolate.
- Made from ingredients organically farmed without genetically engineered ingredients, pesticides or glyphosate.
- Free of dairy, soy and gluten.
- Irresistible with a chewy texture and pleasing chocolate flavor.
- Available by the box or individual bar.
With our Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars, no need to settle for second rate, ordinary snack bars or bars that may sacrifice your healthy eating.
How Our Organic Cocoa Cassava Bar Compares to Three Top-Selling Bars
Learn how our Organic Cocoa Cassava Bar compares to three of the top selling snack bars that we referred to earlier.
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Not only do bars “A,” “B,” and “C” all contain almost double the amount of sugar as our bar, the types of sugar are most concerning. These bars contain sugars like high-fructose corn syrup and cane syrup.
And none of the other bars meet USDA organic standards, and two out of three contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and are not gluten-free (GF).
Forget the highly processed sugars and carbohydrates and genetically engineered ingredients. Instead, go with fiber-rich, low-sugar whole foods in our Organic Cocoa Cassava Bars with Coconut and Chia Seeds, and order your supply today.