Women are blessed…and at the same time cursed with the never ending task list and pressures of society. From the overwhelming need to take care of others, have a successful career and be a loving wife to the need to be the perfect mom, partner, breadwinner and organizer, women often forget (or don’t have time) to fuel their bodies with the necessary nutrition. We totally get it! Zing Bars has your back with our healthy and flavor-packed nutrition bars for all of your “must keep moving” days.
The Zing Nutrition Triangle
There are endless options on the market for grab-n-go bars and snacks, but the majority of them are packed with sugar and low quality ingredients that send you on a blood sugar roller coaster throughout your day.
The Zing Nutrition Triangle focuses on three balanced macronutrients: adequate protein, good carbs and good fats.
- Adequate Protein
The protein in our plant based protein bars is a careful blend of nuts, seeds, brown rice and pea which combine to make a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids.
- Good Carbs
The primary source of carbs in Zing Bars is tapioca root, a rich source of prebiotic fiber which feeds the healthy bacteria in your digestive system. The benefits are not only improved digestion, better energy and immune support, but also consistent and dependable energy for hours after eating.
- Good Fats
Our cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and their creamy nut butters are loaded with protein and dietary fiber, as well as heart healthy fats. Good fats support cell function and help manage cholesterol.
Formulated by registered dietitians, the Zing Nutrition Triangle is the foundation for all Zing Bars.
Complex Carbohydrates for Energy
Women and families who are on the go need nutrition that will nourish their bodies, keep their taste buds satisfied, and help them live life to the fullest! We’ve carefully crafted each Zing flavor to contain high amounts of protein, complex carbohydrates, and heart-healthy fats to keep you energized throughout your busy schedule. The combination of these elements working together is most important, but each of them play a unique and integral role. In the everyday race that women enter, complex carbohydrates are a key player for the long haul.
Not all carbohydrates are created equal. Complex carbohydrates are good carbs that are low in sugar, high in fiber, packed with nutrients and are low glycemic for steady long-lasting energy. Good carbs come from plant-based whole foods like beans, oatmeal, quinoa, barley, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and many other plant foods.
On the other hand, simple carbohydrates are found in refined and processed foods like sugar, candy and soft drinks. They often have zero to minimal nutritional value, and often create blood sugar spikes.
Complex carbohydrates are made up of longer chains of sugar molecules than simple carbohydrates, which means they take longer for the body to break down and digest. This is good because it gives our body longer-lasting, sustained energy.
Through the years, carbs have gotten a bad rap. However, good carbs are our primary energy source, essential for thinking and movement. Registered Dietician, Lee Crosby explains, “Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet. But some people consider all carbs, from soda to sweet potatoes, to be equal. Decades of science tell us that this simply isn’t true—the body handles lentils differently than it does lollipops.”
The key is to eat good complex carbs that won’t spike blood sugar and then send you crashing when you need energy the most.
Low Glycemic Natural Sweeteners
The Zing Bar foundation of protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates, combines with natural sweeteners that not only boost flavor, but also energy. The natural sweeteners we use are tapioca syrup and agave nectar. Both sweeteners are low on the glycemic index, meaning they release slowly and provide sustained energy over several hours.
In addition, when sugars are combined with protein, fat and fiber, it’s easier for your body to absorb and convert them into lasting energy.
Grab-N-Go With Zing Bars
Whether you’re a career professional with a deadline or a busy mom who plays taxi driver everyday, grab a Zing Bar for sustained nutrition, focus and energy!