This Is Your Brain On Food
We know how the saying goes, "you are what you eat". While this is not entirely true, we do need to think about the health benefits of certain foods, and eating more of them because they are good for us.
BAR-U-EAT bars and bites are manufactured with both taste and nutrition in mind. While the ingredient list is not complicated, it is however stacked with certain foods that have superior nutritional qualities.
We use whole food ingredients (organic whenever possible): Recent studies ( from Harvard Health Publishing) have shown that artificial coloring in foods can actually cause or worsen ADD and ADHD in children. Don't fret, we do not use any artificial coloring in BAR-U-EAT products, in fact even the ink on our compostable wrappers has been 3rd party certified to be environmentally friendly!
Our food and packaging does not contain BPA (Bisphenol A). This industrial chemical is found in certain foods and food containers. The Mayo Clinic recommends to focus on "fresh whole foods", which means that a product like a BAR-U-EAT bar would be a good choice.
Eat more pecans! According to WebMd, raw pecans contain enough protein, fiber and healthy fat to give you energy. They're also packed with calcium, magnesium and potassium which have been proven lower blood pressure. Additionally, the monounsaturated fats found in pecans lower "bad cholesterol" aka. LDL cholesterol, which cuts down on the odds of getting a heart attack or stroke. Our coffee pecan bars (and bites) are loaded with pecans - you're in luck!
Eat more dates too! Medjool dates have been coined as "the healthiest natural sweetener". They're classified as a superfood for good reason. These tasty treats are packed with B vitamins as well as magnesium, which do things like boost your mood. They also help balance blood sugar levels, which in turn directly affect energy and mood. Each BAR-U-EAT bar is packed with one full medjool date.
Almonds, almonds, almonds... Almonds are one of the best sources for vitamin E that you will find. They're rich in antioxidants, fiber and have a lot of protein. They've been linked with weight loss, and believe it or not, stress reduction. It's also been noted that the health benefits of vitamin E are lost when consumed in supplement form, and should eaten in plant based foods if possible. We recommend one BAR-U-EAT Original flavor bar per day if you're looking for a good source of high quality almonds.
- We're nuts for walnuts: According to Brain HQ walnuts are the top nut for brain health. With high levels of DHA (an Omega-3), they support cognitive function, and even have been studied in relation to mothers having smarter kids (who consume DHA / Omega - 3's during pregnancy). Lucky for you, our Oatmeal Raisin bars are loaded with walnuts.
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