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The Best of the Snack Aisle (1) May 1, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Best Chewy Granola Bar, Best Crunchy Granola Bar, Best Snack Aisle, Buttery Goodness, Energy Source, Enough Protein, Good Fats, Good Protein, More Satisfying, Ravenous Tasters.
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A man cannot live by bread alone—it doesn’t have enough protein.  So what’s a guy to eat?

The answers are here.  There are more than 50,000 prepared foods for sale in U.S. supermarkets, and with the help of our panel of nutritionist and ravenous taste-tasters, we found the 125 best ones.  Out with the trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, and carb hype.  In with the good fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates.

Gentlemen, start your grocery carts.  This is a race of you win. 

The Best of the Snack Aisle

“Protein and fiber are nutrients that regulate insulin and therefore are longer-lasting sources of energy,  they also help make snack foods more satisfying, so you’ll put the bag back in the cabinet rather than tossing it cause it’s empty.

1.     Best Crunchy Granola Bar

Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Bar  Pure peanut-buttery goodness. Per package (2 bars): 180 calories, 5 grams (g) protein, 30 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 190 milligrams (mg) sodium.

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2.     Best Chewy Granola Bar

Health Valley Wild Berry  Chewy and dense, and not high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  Per bar:  100 calories, 2 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 5 mg sodium – Philip Rhodes

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Rocket Fuel for the Body – 2 November 1, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Carbohydrate, Energy Source, Fuctose, Glucose, Hardworking Muscles.
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Good day to all!  I’m going to continue my sharing of this health to everyone.  I hope that you will be following me.

A lot of sports drinks are good only for one specific purpose or the other, but not both.  The best is a drink that has a pleasant taste and high levels of suitable energy that can be absorbed quickly, one that gets directly into your bloodstream and immediately into your hardworking muscles where  you need it.  Drinking bottomless iced tea is a great way to fill oneself with liquid, but sadly, this would just sit in your stomach and bloat you.  Yo need something that can be absorbed immediately, and luckily about 12 years ago, A UK Company, High5, found just that.  Its research showed that by cleverly mixing fructose with glucose to form “High5 Energy Source” they were able to produce a race winning formula that is effectively a liquid carbohydrate that can be immediately carried to you muscles.

This drink enables athletes to hydrate and refuel optimally.  Personal experience has also convinced me of its effectiveness, as I have been using this for over ten years while doing running and jogging. 

The UK company has also created Isotonic, the ideal and best selling High5 drink in the Philippines.  Isotonic delivers up to 70 percent mor carbohydrate to the working muscles, enabling one to race harder and longer.  It is interesting to note that other sports drinks manufacturers have at last realized the importance of sing a combination of glucose and fructose, and now, a decade later, are starting to produce similar mixes.  But they have yet to produce the same swift transfer of the drink to the muscles by glucose carriers that High5 is famous for.