Our bodies require food for fuel. The kind of food or fuel we ingest is a reflection of our current health. Give our bodies nutrient-depleted, processed, or junk food, and they will suffer from fatigue, lack of energy, foggy brain, and excess body fat just to name a few issues. Okay, we live in a fast moving world where we multi-task the majority of our day, so we may tend to miss meals. As a result, we may crash and get over hungry, so we reach out for whatever is available. Our food choices are influenced by time crunch and product availability, so the key is to have quick and handy access to nourishing options. I’ve found such a product.
SoLo Gi is a company that has developed an energy bar that’s not only nutritious and delicious; it’s also gluten-free. They are the Only Gluten-Free energy bar officially certified by the Celiac Association. They were also the first to be officially certified in Canada with low GI levels resulting in the perfect solution to eliminate the ‘Spike, Crash, and Crave Cycle.’
The glycemic index and glycemic load offer information about how foods affect blood sugar and insulin. The lower a food’s glycemic index or glycemic load, the less it affects blood sugar and insulin levels. A lot of the high glycemic sugary foods give you a rush of energy but will cause you to crash a few hours later, and this is what we want to avoid. Eating lower glycemic foods will keep your sugars steady without wide fluctuations. Low-GI foods may fill you up quickly and, because they’re digested more slowly, stay in your stomach longer, making you feel full longer and allows you to have a continuous, reliable source of energy. High in fiber and protein, the SoLo Gi Bars are formulated with a unique blend of slow-release carbs providing energy that sustains and nourishes your body needs while you carry on with daily aspirations. Studies show that a low GI lifestyle can have the following positive outcomes:
- Lower blood glucose levels
- Lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Lower risk of developing heart disease
- Weight reduction
The creators of SoLo Gi energy bars are totally in tune with the tremendous value of living a low glycemic lifestyle and their energy bars mirror this. They offer eight different ambrosial flavors that will satisfy everyone including finicky eaters.
Dark Chocolate Almond: some Ingredients: Solo GI® Protein Blend [whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, soy protein isolate, COCOA soy crisps, BEET SYRUP, BROWN RICE SYRUP, alkalized cocoa, FUDGE COCOA DROPS, soy lecithin. Contains ALMONDs, Milk, Soy. Manufactured in a plant that also processes tree nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, egg.
My family absolutely loves these bars. We have tried other energy bars but have been turned off by the high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, and other unhealthy ingredients. We found if we ate them, we usually felt groggy and unfocused most of the afternoon, so we’ve avoided them since. After reading about the stellar attributes of the SoLo Gi bars, we thought they would be worth a try. These bars are consciously made with healthy ingredients that promote endurance and enhance our performance. Each bar has approximately 200 calories, 10 grams of yummy protein, 20 grams of carbs, and have no artificial ingredients at all.
We found they offered hours of bouncy energy between meals, and we’ve even used them for a quick breakfast too. They’re fabulous for before and after gym workouts, and for the new and seasoned athlete, giving oodles of energy when we need it the most. They’re filling but don’t make you feel weighed down and lethargic. Athletes such as Kelsey Servwa, Silver Medalist for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games favor SoLo Gi bars for the sustained energy they provide. Keep one in your backpack, school lunch bag, office desk, handbag, gym bag, vehicle, or pocket. I cannot tell you how fabulous they taste; you will definitely get hooked on their rich and creamy texture and oh so yummy flavors. Importantly, you’ll be nourishing your family with a wholesome product that will sustain their energy throughout the day.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.