We all crave it, but try to run away from its devilish addiction. Sugar, depending on how much and what types we eat, can have a positive or negative impact on our health and wellness goals. Our bodies need sugar for energy, but only in moderation in order to avoid spikes and crashes. Zing Bars provide the perfect amount of sweetness for sustained energy and blood sugar balance. The innovative recipe combines protein, fat and fiber with just the right amount of sugars.
Can Sugar be Good for You?
You may be thinking, “I love sugar and carbs, but they have such a bad reputation!” The intake of high amounts of sugar does play into several health issues. However, when it’s added into a healthy and balanced diet in moderation, sugar is a necessary piece of the puzzle for energy.
When high levels of artificial sugars and processed foods become a dietary staple, many Americans experience a blood sugar and insulin roller coaster. Sugar is not only found in obvious sources, such as soda, cookies and candy, but also less obvious foods like pasta and bread.
Our bodies are not designed to consume the amount of sugar that is found in our ever-evolving modern food choices. Artificial sweeteners and refined or processed foods hyperdrive more sugar and carb cravings in a never-ending cycle.
The number of negative consequences from sugar consumption continue to evolve, but at the foundation the most detrimental to our health are:
- Sugar Addiction – The average American consumes 150-170 pounds of sugar per year! Sugar is a highly addictive ingredient. The more you eat, the more your body craves. Sugar not only affects your physical body, but also the brain and hormones. Depression and anxiety are a common side effect of sugar addiction.
- Inflammation – Sugar can cause inflammation in the body, which is a one-way ticket to chronic diseases, such as Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes, and more.
On the other side of the story, naturally occurring sugars and carbs found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains support sustainable energy and benefit the body.
In addition, when natural sweeteners like maple syrup, honey and agave nectar are added into a balanced diet in moderation, blood sugar stabilizes for better focus and energy throughout your day.
Zing Bars were created by Nutritionists who fully understand the fine line that sugar walks between destroying and supporting health. The balanced nutrition bar supports your well-being while giving you a lasting boost for those on-the-go moments.
Understanding the Blood Sugar Balance Roller Coaster
The roller coaster starts when we eat sugar. Imagine eating a candy bar as your roller coaster cart begins the climb to the top of the ride. Everything’s fine. We feel great.
Inside, however, our pancreas notices the spike in blood sugar. It sends out a surge of insulin to escort the blood sugar into our cells. Our roller coaster cart reaches the top of the climb.
The ever-vigilant pancreas tends to overreact by sending too much insulin. Our blood sugar levels plummet. And, the roller coaster comes crashing down.
We feel tired, jittery, anxious, hungry, and depressed. The need to continue on in our busy day (and our sneaky sugar addiction) instigates a stop at Starbucks. Welcome to the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster!
It’s time to step off the roller coaster and grab a Zing Bar. Unlike mocha and a muffin, you will experience lasting energy that will support your busy life, as well as your healthy lifestyle.
Protein, Fat & Fiber For Sustained Energy
One of the best ways to experience sustained energy with optimal blood sugar balance is to eat a low glycemic diet that consists of whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds.
When artificial sugars and processed or refined foods are eliminated or reduced, blood sugar spikes are much smaller. The pancreas doesn’t overcompensate with insulin, which allows for a stable baseline of blood sugar.
Zing Bars are made with the ultimate combination of protein, fat and fiber to support your body during activities that require high energy and focus. The Zing Bar has been engineered to have a slow, steady release of energy. When sugars are combined with protein, fat and fiber, it’s easier for your body to absorb and convert them into energy.
From work or studies to gym workouts and intense days, you will appreciate the absence of your usual afternoon crash.
If you’re a mom, we know the struggle to find healthy snacks that you feel good about and your kids love. Share Zing Bars with your kids for a nutritious and delicious energy boost on the way to soccer practice or for an afternoon pick-me-up.
A Touch of Sweetness For Blood Sugar Balance
Of course, Zing Bars wouldn’t taste very good without a bit of sweetness. A nutritious bar is the goal, but flavor is important, too. Zing Bars keep the amount of sugar in check and use natural sweeteners.
Not only is the amount of sugar important, but also the type of sugar. All sugars are not created equal. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose boast ‘zero calories’, but they often mess with hormones and gut health. The body has a hard time figuring out what these refined and processed sugars are, and how to process them.
Zing Bars stick with a natural sweetener that the body can recognize, and easily process. A small amount of low-glycemic agave nectar gives our bars just the right amount of sweetness. Agave Nectar keeps our bars Vegan in combination with our special blend of plant-based protein. Each bar features 8 grams of sugar upstaged by 10 grams of plant-based protein.
Our plant-based Zing Bars provide a nutritious snack for a wide range of dietary needs and restrictions. They are gluten free, vegan, adequate protein, high fiber, low sugar, and soy free. (Dark Choc PB is the only exception to our plant-based line, and we are working on making this one exception to our product suite vegan as we write)! Low carb and sugar Keto bars are also available. Shop now to add some Zing to your life!