With so many so-called ‘healthy’ snacks available on the market these days, how do you know what is actually healthy? Thanks to some very questionable marketing many people have been falsely led to believe that certain snacks are healthy and others aren’t.
Let’s look at what’s in regular big-name protein bars. Whilst they may appear to have a high protein content, how about everything else that goes into them to help them achieve that? When you break it down, many of them are glorified chocolate bars, full of processed ingredients and very little protein.
Here’s a breakdown of just a few ingredients found in your average protein bar that are pretty bad for you…
- Soy Protein Isolate (SPI) - All soy is not produced equal and SPI is incredibly processed, which can often lead to digestive issues.
- High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) - HFCS is a chemically made sweetener that many studies have linked to weight gain and insulin resistance. Fructose also does little to suppress your appetite as it does not signal to the brain when the stomach is full.
- Artificial Sweeteners - These need little introduction but they can often lead to energy spikes and slumps, just like normal sugar.
So why is all of this relevant? Well, all of our Protein Balls are made with 100% natural and healthy ingredients. Yep, that’s right. No processed stuff. No additives. No added refined sugar; only naturally occurring sugar found in fruits and nuts. And they’re made with ingredients you can actually pronounce.
What goodness sets us apart from the rest?
We use a range of different proteins in our delicious recipes:
- Whey Protein - Found in our Peanut Butter, Cacao & Orange and Coconut & Macadamia Protein Balls. Whey protein is absorbed by the body and contains all the amino acids. It is also high in branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), which promotes muscle growth and immune system-boosting glutamine. This form of protein is best to consume post workout.
- In our plant based Protein Balls, we use both pea and rice protein; both of which are high in fibre and naturally low in cholesterol and sodium. Plants are not complete proteins because they tend to miss some of the essential amino acids. This is why we use a combination of brown rice and pea protein. Plant based protein is a sustainable protein source and is vegan friendly.
- Finally, we have Egg White protein, which can be found in our Cherry Bakewell Protein Balls. Egg White protein is easily absorbed by the body and is cholesterol free. Eggs are also a high quality protein source, full of vitamins and minerals. This form of protein can also be suitable for those who follow a paleo diet, depending on how strict they are.
We’re not saying we’re better than the rest…but we kinda are😎