As you know, Quest Bar has changed their formula.
They have added some unhealthy ingredients and, for this reason, we will no longer be including them in our healthy lifestyle plans.
Without getting into crazy detail, they have replaced the pre-biotic fiber Inulin with Soluble Corn Fiber. SCF is a MUCH cheaper product and doesn’t supply the same health benefits as Inulin.
Plus, as we all know 88% of all corn produced in Genetically Modified. Meaning the Quest Bar will now fall into the category of a GMO product.
Never fear, we have already found a great new bar that will make the Quest Bar an afterthought.
Our new bar of choice is the B-Up Bar.
The B-Up bar has a BETTER nutrition profile and tastes better than the Quest Bar.
So, it’s a win-win for us.
I have spoken with the owner of the company, and he has assured me all of their ingredients are of the highest quality.
Here are some of the nutrition details:
NO corn fiber, NO sucralose, and LOW sodium!
100% Natural Prebiotic Vegetable Fiber
Nutrition minded active individuals have long appreciated the health benefits of dietary fiber. We use 100% natural prebiotic vegetable fibers from isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO). Prebiotic fibers provide valuable nutritional support for optimal digestive health, which is fundamental to healthy immune function*.
Whey Protein Isolate & Milk Protein Isolate
Lean muscle holds the key to physical performance, and maintaining a healthy metabolic rate. To optimize that potential we use only proteins from Whey and Milk Isolate. Whey protein isolate is a fast acting protein, and when combined with slower release Milk protein isolate they deliver what exercise scientists regard as the most powerful and efficient way to nourish lean muscle.
All Natural Almonds
A delicious source of health promoting monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, almonds have proven to be one of natures true nutritional marvels.
Natural Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is obtained from whole natural cocoa beans, which are fermented, roasted, and then separated from their hulls. Cocoa butter contains a high proportion of stable fatty acids that provide excellent mouth feel and texture, are resistant to the harmful effects of oxidation, and have no more than trace amounts of caffeine.
We’ve all experienced, maybe even craved, the distinct, rich flavor that comes from real chocolate. But, you may not know that due to high levels of antioxidant flavonoids, and stable fatty acids, in moderation chocolate can also provide health benefits.
Xylitol–100% Natural Sugar Substitute
Xylitol is a delicious sugar substitute that has been used by diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Unlike other sugar substitutes, Xylitol is not an artificial substance, but is widely distributed throughout nature in small amounts.
Purified Stevia Extract
Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute made from the leaves of the plant Stevia rebaudiana. Stevia contains steviol glycoside extracts that are up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, putting it in high demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar sweeteners. Because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose it is attractive to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
Monk Fruit Extract
A fruit derived from a plant, monk fruit extract extract is nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar and has been used in China as a natural low-calorie sweetener for cooling drinks, and in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes and obesity.
Each B-UP Bar is packed with 20g protein and 18-20g fiber, with only 2-3g of sugar and 4-6g of net carbs. They come in 7 delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter, Vanilla Peanut Butter, PB&J, Sugar Cookie, Cinnamon Roll, and Chocolate Mint.
Plus, Shipping is ALWAYS FREE!
The B-Up Bar will be my new go-to protein bar.
Let me know your feedback after you try one.
Forward this email to anyone you know that is still eating Quest Bars!
Health and Happiness,
Jay Nixon CNS, CFNC, CPT
Jay Nixon – A highly sought after celebrity nutritionist and fitness guru, Jay Nixon is the owner of Thrive Fitness Studio in Palm Springs, California, and creator of The Body Fat Detox System, a lifestyle program helping men and women around the world burn body fat, increase energy levels and lose weight fast. Dubbed ‘One of the best fitness and nutrition experts in the business’ by CBS News, Jay has also been featured on ABC and FOX and in Triathlete and Desert Health Magazine. He is the creator of the Thrive 6-Week Body Transformation Challenge and proprietor of the robust and highly effective ‘Elite Detox’ supplement. When he’s not working with clients one-on-one, you’ll find him consulting for Fortune 1000 companies in the nutrition and fitness industry.
Jay has been a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Specialist for over 21 years. Connect with him directly at www.ThriveFitnessStudio.com.