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Dates: 

We chose dates as our main ingredient due to its natural sugars and fibers. Dates produce a natural caramel-like sweetness, which gives RxBar the perfect flavor. We refuse to use brown rice syrup or other forms of processed artificial sugar that are frequently found in other bars. Unlike those artificial sweeteners, dates contain a wide range of essential nutrients.  They are abundant in the natural fibers, B vitamins and potassium.  Research has indicated that consuming one date a day can help you achieve a balanced and healthy diet.

Egg White Protein:

It’s no secret that quality protein has a vital role in the human diet.  Egg whites, due to their high protein content and biological value, are one of the best sources of protein.  They are also one of the few proteins that are immediately absorbed into the body.  The protein in egg white provides an excellent source of energy, allowing you to burn fat and calories while you build muscle.  In addition to the high-quality protein content, egg whites are jam-packed with minerals and amino acids essential to keeping your body healthy. *Non-GMO

Figs:

Commonly considered a fruit, the fig is actually an inverted flower, and it’s seeds are the fruit.  Flower or fruit, the nutrient-rich dried fig can help you meet many essential nutritional needs.  Figs contain more calcium than most other fruits, are high in potassium and iron, and are an excellent source of fiber.  With their wide range of nutritional benefits, eating figs regularly can add significant value and balance to your diet. 

Almonds:

Almonds, known as the “King of Nuts,” are a nutritional powerhouse loaded with the healthy, mono-unsaturated fats that are essential to daily function. Almonds are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals.  Adding almonds to your daily diet will yield abundant health benefits.

Cacao:

Cacao is chocolate in raw form – before fat and sugar or other sweeteners are added. A true superfood, cacao has some of the highest antioxidants and flavonoids than any other food tested thus far. Cacao has close to four times the antioxidant levels of green tea. Research indicates that cacao offers benefits such as mood elevation, improved focus (caffeine), and a raise in serotonin levels. Cacao is a special ingredient with numerous health attributes – not to mention it adds delicious flavor!

Coconut and Coconut Oil:

Coconuts are a good source of iron, phosphorus, zinc, and other minerals and vitamins. They are also a good source of protein and fiber. Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control. Coconuts help improve insulin use within the body, and people who take coconut oil supplements tend to have better control of blood-sugar levels. Coconut fats contain special, healthy fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Coconuts are believed to reduce cholesterol, improve digestion, and help to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Regular consumption of coconut in your daily diet will add tremendous value to your health and well-being.

Blueberries:

This potent little fruit has a long list of health attributes.  It ranks as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits.  Research suggests that regular consumption of blueberries improves memory, lowers blood pressure, and helps the body maintain healthy blood sugar levels.  A truly special ingredient, the addition of blueberry to one’s diet has the potential to provide tremendous value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 References


"Nutrition Journal"; Glycemic Indices of Five Varieties of Dates in Healthy and Diabetic Subjects; Alkaabi J.M., et al.; May 2011

USDA National Nutrient Database: Keyword -- Dates

"Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition"; Nutritional and Functional Properties of Dates: A Review; M.A. Al-Farsi, et al.; November 2008

"Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry"; Effects Of Date (Phoenix Dactylifera L., Medjool or Hallawi Variety) Consumption By Healthy Subjects On Serum Glucose And Lipid Levels And On Serum Oxidative Status: A Pilot Study; W. Rock, et al.; Sept. 9, 2009

National Institutes of Health: Triglycerides

http://www.livestrong.com/article/507760-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-dates/#ixzz2N5WVfP8p

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