THE BENEFITS

OF OUR

HEALTHY SNACKS!

SNACK TO MEET YOUR HEALTH GOALS

  1. Follow the "One Label Serving Size" Guidelines on your snack, so the nutritional label can guide you. (ONE LABEL SERVING SIZE MAY BE ONLY A PORTION OF THE PACKAGE)

  2. Introduce more "Heart Healthy" snacks into your routine. Our HeartSmart identified products offer you lower sodium, zero trans fats, and fewer calories all of which help you keep your heart healthy.

  3. Manage your carbohydrate intake to meet your needs. Some need to watch their overall carbohydrate to manage such things as Diabetes and or for dieting. Our CarbSmart labeled products follow these guidelines to reduce carbohydrate in your diet. 

  4. Some need more carbohydrate to give them energy for workouts they will have later in the day. Our PowerBoost labeled products provide the energy and protein you need for workouts or busy lifestyles.

  5. We offer Vegan products for those with a Vegan Diet.

  6. We also offer Gluten Free Snacks,

Why HEART SMART?

You only get one heart and you have to treat it right. In conjunction with a heart healthy diet, snacking can be aligned when you follow guidelines that remove many of the usual suspects that are not beneficial to your heart.

 

The American Heart Association identifies some aspects of snack profiles that you should look for:

HEART SMART

Snack Profile

•200 calories or less per label serving

•Less than 250mg sodium per serving

• Zero g trans-fat per label serving

•Nutrition Standards for Plain Nuts and Nut/Fruit Mixes

• Preferred serving size for plain nuts is 1oz. but no more than 1.5 oz.

Why Carb Smart?

These snacks are a great way to keep your blood sugar stable, energized, and fit within your carbohydrate count.

A low-carb diet limits carbohydrates — such as those found in grains, starchy vegetables and fruit — and emphasizes foods high in protein and fat. A low-carb diet is generally used for losing weight. Some low-carb diets may have health benefits beyond weight loss, such as reducing risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

 

The American Diabetes Association provides these insights:

 

Carb Smart Snack Profile

•250 or less calories per label serving

•Less than 15 grams total carbohydrate

•At least 3 grams fiber

•At least 5 grams protein

Resources cited- American Diabetes Association

Why Power Boost?

These snacks are a great way to Carb-Load so you have available energy for workouts. Be sure you have a workout plan and understand how many carbs you will need to accomplish your goals.

 

Power Boost Snack Profile

•Higher Carbs

•Higher Protein

•Lower Sugars

Why VEGAN?

A plant-based diet can be good for your heart.

 

If you’re eating mostly or only fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains, and meat substitutes like soy, you may cut your odds of getting heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, compared to a diet that includes meat.

 

Please note, some favorite VEGAN snacks, which may be better identified as treats, often have more sodium or sugar but are plant based and thus fit the Vegan lifestyle of no animal products such as meat, eggs, or dairy products…Oreos anyone? Yes Oreos are Vegan, but definitely fit in the treat category! -WebMD

Why GLUTEN FREE?

Gluten is a protein found mostly in wheat, barley and rye. A gluten-free diet is a must for the 2 percent of the population diagnosed with celiac disease, to avoid serious intestinal inflammation.

 

Some people have a lesser condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity and may feel better on a gluten-free diet.

. -WebMD

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