Jul 312018
 

 Snack Bars Are Trendy

The snack bar market shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. They are considered an affordable comfort food therefore sales growth has not even slowed down during economic recessions. With so many snack bar choices on the market, each with their own purpose and different ingredients, manufacturers are now emphasizing the protein and fiber content for health benefits. If you buy snack bars, protein bars, fiber bars and to-go bars, here are some tips about what to look for:

Do you buy snack bars? If so, here are 5 simple tips for your next purchases.  If you are looking for:

  • Fat into fuel bars: Look for a bar that has low sugar and boosts metabolism;

  • Muscle recovery bars: Look for a bar that has lots of protein and boosts nitrogen balance;

  • Hunger cravings bars: Look for a bar that has natural ingredients and messages the brain and hits the spot;

  • Bars that boost fiber intake: Look for a bar that has good fiber sources like psyllium husks and oats and promotes regularity; and

  • Healthy snacking bars: Look for a bar that has whole grains, fiber and protein boosts and is kid and parent approved to get everyone through until meal-time.

Go here to get access to more information about healthy snack bars and nutrition or contact me, Martha, at 505-750-7847 or marthapmintl@gmail.com.

 

Nov 092017
 

Snack Bar 11-9-17

With snack bar sales on the rise, and more and more choices out there, savvy consumers are looking for even healthier varieties of snack bars.

More and more people are choosing healthy snack bars over cakes, donuts, cookies and biscuits.  Most people choose a snack for one of the following reasons:

  • They want something that turns fat into fuel;
  • They want a protein bar for muscle recovery;
  • They want something to control hunger cravings;
  • They want a fiber boost; or
  • They want a calorie conscience healthy snack.

Many people who exercise eat a power or energy bar on the way to the gym.  Ironically, sugary foods and bars raise insulin — which SLOWS the body’s ability to burn fat by as much as 55%.

Choose snack, sport and nutrition bars with less sugar, more fiber, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), whole grains, multi-source protein blends and omega-3.  Your body will be happy you did.

You can also make your own bars, if so inclined.

Martha is owner of RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com, a health and wellness website that promotes healthy lifestyles, ideas and products for physical, mental and emotional, financial and natural/spiritual wellness. Martha’s work consists of opening shopping accounts for an on-line wellness company (think Costco meets Amazon), presenting, speaking, mentoring and coaching and people building. You can reach Martha at 505-750-7847, by email at marthapmintl@gmail.com, on Facebook, here on LinkedIn, Twitter, or through her websites at RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com, here, here, or ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com. For those in the Phoenix area, the next essential oils workshop will be on November 21.