Optimum Energy Bar

Nature's Path
Product Description: 

It is a meal replacement bar that comes in Blueberry Flax and Soy, Cranberry Ginger & Soy, Rebound, Peanut Butter, Pomegran Cherry, Orange Chocolate

Ingredients (Blueberry and Flax):

Nature’s Path® Optimum Power Breakfast™ Cereal [organic whole wheat bran, organic evaporated cane juice, organic whole wheat meal, organic soy flour, organic flaxseeds, organic puffed Kamut™*, organic barley malt extract, organic soy fiber, organic oat bran, rice bran extract, sea salt, organic cinnamon, tocopherols (natural vitamin E) added to enhance freshness], organic evaporated cane juice syrup, organic fig puree, organic oat bran, organic brown rice syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, organic soy protein concentrate, organic rolled oats, organic wheat protein concentrate, organic sweetened dried blueberries (organic wild blueberries, organic apple juice concentrate, organic sunflower oil), organic raisins, organic wheat bran flour, non GMO vegetable glycerine, organic soy nuts, calcium carbonate, organic sunflower oil, organic oat fiber, natural flavors, organic vanilla extract, organic cinnamon, baking soda, non GMO soy lecithin, organic corn starch, organic palm oil, organic tapioca starch, vegetable gum (carrageenan, salt), tocopherols (natural vitamin E) added to enhance freshness. Product is made in a bakery that uses peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat and dairy.  

Snack:  This is a moderate calorie (200cals) snack and could be consumed as healthy snack or part of a meal.

Pre-exercise:
  This bar contains significant amounts of fibre, protein and carbohydrates.  Could be used as a pre-exercise food alternative one hour before exercise.

During exercise: Not recommended.  Could be used as a snack at a tournament in between games, where break is longer than 2 hours.

After exercise:  Contains 37g of carbohydrates and 7g of protein, which help to help to refuel muscle glycogen and repair muscle tissue.  Could be used for recovery along with fluids.

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The Optimum Energy Bar was created as a certified organic alternative for people seeking a convenient form of energy to fuel a workout or to consume as a healthy snack.

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“I really like the taste of these bars and it’s hard to believe that they aren’t chocolate bars. There is a nice blend of chocolate, chewy caramel and crisps that give it a good mouth feel.” - Rowing Athlete “I thought taste of the bars was better than the traditional PowerBar but they are a little higher in fat than some other bars. I would eat them as a snack throughout the day as they have carbs, protein, fat and vitamins and minerals. I packed them in my bag during a day hike and they melted a bit with the warm weather.” - Adventure Racing Athlete Overall Rating: 4/5 1=very poor choice 2=not recommended 3=suitable for some individuals/athletes in specific situations 4=overall a good product, meets majority of requirements, will suit most situations 5= great product, meets majority of requirements, will suit most individuals and situations. Final Comments: For those mindfull of the environment and sustainability Optimum Energy bars provide a wholesome convenient snack or energy boost. Real Food Alternative: 3/4 cup Bran Flakes with 1 cup of 1% milk
Where to Buy: 
Many health foods stores, grocery stores and drug stores

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