Dissecting the 8 to the Bar Ingredients

8 To The Bar proudly uses natural, gluten-free, and delicious ingredients in every one of its snack foods. Discover the great health benefits of 8 To The Bar's favorite ingredients. 

Image via Flickr by Chris Hunkeler

Image via Flickr by Chris Hunkeler

8 To The Bar's Dark Chocolate Concerto snacks are made with 100 percent cacao unsweetened dark chocolate. Unsweetened chocolate is a guilt-free treat rich in antioxidants. The class of antioxidants found in cacao, known as flavanols, has been proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and improve circulation. With better blood flow, your arteries are healthier and your brain works better. 

Raw Unfiltered Honey for Beneficial Sweetness


8 To The Bar snacks are sweetened with raw unfiltered honey and coconut palm sugar instead of refined sugars. This form of honey is fresh from the honeycomb and unrefined, unlike most commercial honeys. The modern refinement process strips honey of many of its nutritional
    
benefits, so it's not nearly as good for you. Raw unfiltered honey has a host of beneficial vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, and K; iron; calcium; potassium; and iodine. It's also rich in protective antioxidants and amino acids, which promote healing and prevent cell damage. Its antibacterial properties provide relief from coughs and colds, and it's also a great natural energy source.

Organic, Gluten-Free Rolled Oats Improve Cardiovascular Health Without Upset Tummies

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Image via Flickr by Buffalo Outdoor Center


Organic, gluten-free rolled oats have all the benefits of traditional wheat oats without upsetting sensitive tummies. That makes them ideal for people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or irritable bowel syndrome. Oats are rich in the soluble fiber beta-glucen, which stabilizes blood sugar levels, lowers cholesterol, and boosts the immune system. Organic, gluten-free rolled oats also contain an antioxidant called avenanthramide, which slows down the oxidation of bad cholesterol, preventing the plaque buildup that blocks blood vessels.


Almonds Are a Powerful Nut

It's the almonds that make 8 To The Bar's Honey Almond Harmony snacks so delicious, but these nuts are much more than tasty morsels. They reduce bad cholesterol in the blood and help
        
build strong teeth and bones. Since they reduce blood sugar and insulin spikes after meals, they're ideal for diabetics. Almonds also contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, two nutrients proven to improve brain activity. They might even ward off Alzheimer's disease. Almonds are also the only nut that's alkaline forming. This helps correct the pH balance that could leave you at risk of osteoporosis, low energy levels, weight gain, and poor immune health.

Sunflower Seeds Provide Hard-to-Get Nutrients

Sunflower seeds are a unique ingredient that provides nutrients many of us struggle to get in our diets, like selenium, which protects against thyroid disorders, and magnesium, which fights osteoporosis and bone loss. A quarter cup of sunflower seeds provides 80 percent of your body's daily vitamin E requirements. This vitamin helps protect the body against heart disease, strokes, cancers, and neurodegenerative disorders.
With so many health benefits in every bite, 8 To The Bar snack foods are doing your body and your taste buds good.

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