Description: Beverly Hills Bars are a delicious nutrition bar designed to provide a healthy, high protein snack food for optimizing your intake of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and micronutrients. Beverly Hills Bars come in a choice of four great tasting flavors: chocolate coated, vanilla almond coated, chocolate coated/coconut filled, and mixed berry coated.
All the Beverly Hills Bars are made primarily with two high quality fat sources, almond butter and coconut oil. Almond butter is high in healthy monounsaturated fat and coconut oil is high in lauric acid. Lauric acid has been noted in several studies for its antiviral and antibacterial functions.
Beverly Hills Bars - Frequently Asked Questions:
What sweetners are used in Beverly Hills Bars?
The sweeteners used in Beverly Hills Bars include the polyols, maltitol, erthritiol, and xylitol.
Are these sugars safe for diabetics?
While it is important that diabetics consult their physician before using any sweetener, available research demonstrates that maltitol, erythritol and xylitol all have minimal effects on blood sugar and insulin. Studies show that maltitol does not produce marked elevations in blood sugar. Erythritol affects neither blood glucose nor insulin. In the case of xylitol, increases in blood sugar levels have not been demonstrated and plasma levels of insulin only moderately rise if at all, depending on the study.
Do these sugars have any other health benefits?
Maltitol has prebiotic and dietary fiber characteristics that promote the growth of healthy gut flora. Xylitol may reduce acute otitis media occurrence because it reduces the growth of Streptococcus pneumonia.*
All Beverly Hills Bars are low in "effective carbohydrate." What does this mean?
Effective carbohydrate content refers to the content of any sugar, disaccharide or starch composed of glucose, fructose, or galactose. Glucose causes a significant insulin response, while fructose and galactose cause a minimal one. Furthermore, excessive fructose consumption increases the risk of developing insulin resistance. Beverly Hills Bars are free of fructose and contain, instead, polyols that occur naturally in fruits and vegetables and have a caloric value of 2.1 Kcal/g.
Is there a concern with fructose, the sweetener commonly used in health bars?
While fructose in fruits may be acceptable, fructose added to foods may have undesirable health effects. Animal studies show that fructose can accelerate aging and increase the need for vitamin E and lipoic acid. Human research suggests that excessive fructose consumption may be one of the causes behind the insulin resistance and obesity epidemic in America. For optimal health, limit your fructose consumption to natural sources such as fruits
Key Ingredients: Contains a potent mixture of freeze-dried extracts of strawberry, blueberry, white tea and rosemary. These extracts possess an incredible antioxidant value equal to 6,000 ORAC units. Blueberry and Strawberry extracts contain a unique class of flavonoids called anthocyanins. These compounds possess anti-inflammatory properties beneficial for collagen and the nervous system. They also help protect blood vessels from oxidative damage.
Contains coconut oil and almond butter, both excellent sources of beneficial fats.
All Beverly Hills Bars are Kosher certified!
Suggested Use: Use as a healthy snack or meal replacement as directed by your health care professional.
Contraindications: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.