In a perfect world, you would only eat whole, unprocessed foods. These foods come from the ground, a tree, or an animal. Broccoli, raw almonds, and an apple are all real foods nature-packed with nutrients.
Here’s the reality: You live a busy life. Whole, unprocessed foods aren’t always available. You might travel for work or stay late hours at the job.
You’re also human. You occasionally want to indulge in something crunchy or sweet. Our Essential Bar fits the bill. Satisfying, easy to carry in your bag or purse, with just the right level of crunch and sweetness, and loaded with the highest-quality ingredients.
Most Processed Foods Don’t Make the Cut
In the real world, sometimes you’ll choose packaged processed foods. You can enjoy processed foods and stay healthy as long as you learn to read labels very carefully.
That can be tricky. Almost three in four packaged foods — 74 percent, to be exact — contain added sugars.1 Some of these foods might not taste sweet, or you might not be aware of the amount of sugar in each serving.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends no more than nine teaspoons or 38 grams of added sugar daily for men. For women, that’s six teaspoons or 25 grams daily. That’s not a lot of sugar. In fact, one 12-ounce cola can exceed that limit.2