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9bar glutenvrije sportvoeding

Sportvoeding van het merk 9bar. Deze glutenvrije sportreep is een heerlijke energiereep. De meeste sportrepen die glutenvrij zijn, zijn niet erg smaakvol. De 9bar reep is wél lekker. Een sportreep die makkelijk eet en 100% vrij is van gluten en tarwe. Tevens bevat de 9bar geen eieren, gist en kunstmatige kleurstoffen. De reep bevat sesam en soja. Verdere ingrediënten zijn een mix van granen (zonnebloem, pompoen, sesam, maanzaad en geschilde hennes). Verder is honing en ruwe rietsuiker toegevoegd voor snelle energie.

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Nutritionally dense calories

Seeds are high in calories, which means 9bar is too. However, this is because seeds are nutritionally dense which, in everyday terms, means that you only need a small serving to enjoy valuable nutritional benefits. Many other high calorie foods, particularly processed ones, on the other hand, are more likely to contain “empty calories” and be high in refined carbohydrates but low in the other nutritional components needed to keep your body functioning effectively. What’s more, protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates are more likely to suppress your appetite and stabilize energy levels, reducing the likelihood of cravings.

Seeds and nuts are rich in the essential fatty acids which are needed for a whole range of essential duties including maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.

One comment we sometimes receive is about the amount of fat in a 9bar. However, the fact, and indeed the fat, is that there’s such a thing as “good fat” and “bad fat”. While seeds, you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear, have a high proportion of the “good” variety. It’s been a bit of a truism for three decades or more that healthy eating is simply all about calorie-counting and avoiding fat. These days, however, it’s widely acknowledged that we need a whole range of nutritional substances in our diet that comes from selecting foods that have a high nutritional value, in other words foods that are full of a wide range of nutrients such as protein, minerals, vitamins and, yes, you guessed it, the “right” kinds of fat!

Eating a balanced diet

According to a recommendation from The Department of Health: “A diet based on starchy foods such as potatoes, rice and pasta; with plenty of fruit and vegetables; some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish and lentils; some milk and dairy foods; and not too much fat, salt or sugar, will give you all the nutrients you need. When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight”.

To maintain a healthy diet, the Department of Health has devised a simple eatwell plate showing you how much of what you eat should come from each food group. To help you get the right balance of the five main food groups, take a look at the eatwell plate.

Isn’t a 9bar high in sugar?

The total sugar stated on the nutritional label can be confusing because this includes the integral sugar found naturally in 9bars plant based ingredients, mainly seeds and a bit of carob. Only 10% (5g) of a 9bar is cane sugar and 10% honey so the majority of the sugar in a 9bar is part of a complex array of carbohydrates and fibre found in its natural ingredients.

Furthermore from a health point of view there are many other nutrients in these ingredients that provide a great deal of health benefits so whatever smaller amount of added sugar is in a 9bar we feel this is greatly out weighted by the majority of essential nutrients found in its main natural ingredients and the great taste it offers.

9bar is after all a sweet bar and we also know it is a much healthier option to many other sweet snack foods on the market. The 5g of sugar in a 9bar plays a very important role as a binder and we have found from our own trials that it falls apart if removed.

Sugar can generate health problems but only if it is eaten in excess or in an imbalanced diet. Natural sugar is found in the majority of foods, especially fruit in anything from trace to larger amounts. There is a greater concern if more of the total sugar in a product is added as opposed to natural although sugar content should always be a consideration as part of a balanced diet. This is why we always encourage people to follow a recommended healthy balanced diet and see no reason why 9bar cannot be a part of that.

How much is also dependent on what sort of lifestyle you lead. We cannot make a product that suits everyone’s lifestyle and we have found 9bar is ideal for people with active lives. It is an energy bar which is very popular with athletes and active people because of its nutritional makeup.

We accept 9bar cannot be nutritionally perfect but compared to many sweet snack bars it is much more nutritious. For us it is all about making a sweet natural bar that retains the nutrition of the core ingredient. 9bar also provides an alternative for those who have to follow a specific free from diet such as gluten. If you like the taste then just enjoy as we recommend, in moderation. If you don’t like sugar then perhaps you would prefer the 9bar savoury bars.

Is 9bar ok for diabetics?

9Bars do contain sugar so they are not specifically advisable for diabetics. However as our scientific understanding of diabetes has improved it has moved away from the traditional no sugar and now promotes an overall healthy diet, specifically managing blood sugar levels.

The advice from the DOH states “It is not true that if you have diabetes you will need to eat a special diet. Eat a healthy diet that is high in fibre, fruit and vegetables and low in fat, salt and sugar.”

Eating the right type of carbohydrate is one of the main dietary considerations as it controls blood sugar levels. This means limiting your intake of foods with a high Glycaemic Index (GI) and replacing with lower, more regulating GI foods. Although 9Bars contain sugar the main ingredient is seeds which is low GI. Currently we are putting our bars through the GI testing process so we will have an accurate GI value very soon.

Studies also show different types of fat influence diabetes as essential fatty acids especially omega 3 can be beneficial. Type II is also greatly influenced by weight so it is important to achieve and maintain a balanced weight through a balanced calorific intake and exercise.

So although 9bars are not necessarily suitable for diabetics they are perfectly acceptable as part of a healthy balanced diet and could be a healthier option compared to other snacks.

As with any health condition diabetics should always consult with a health professional before they consider any dietary changes and carry their instruction out under the recommended level of supervision and ongoing assessment.

Isn’t a 9bar high in fat?

9bar is made from natural ingredients and predominately seeds and it’s mainly the seeds that give 9bar its fat content. However it is well established that seeds have a high nutritional density including a high level of essential fatty acids. EFAs are commonly referred to as “good” fats which include EFAs such as omega 3. As with most fat containing foods there will be a range of both unsaturated and saturated but in seeds a much lower percentage of the fat is saturated compared to a higher percentage of unsaturated.

With fat it’s the “good/bad” ratio that’s important as the effect of the good can counterbalance the negative influence of the bad. Saturated fat is a real problem when foods like fried foods have a high ratio of unhealthy fats and very little other nutritional value. With seeds we feel the nutritional pluses more than out weigh the negatives. There is no such thing as the perfect nutritional food but compared to many other snack bars 9bar is nutritionally denser.

We do stress that 9bar should be eaten as part of a balanced diet and the FSA do accept a percentage of saturated fat as part of that balanced diet (10g per day). 9bar is really seen as a treat especially for those with specific allergies but it is also very popular with endurance athletes who need higher levels of energy. Generally as part of a balanced diet we see no reason why a 9bar can’t be a tasty indulgence.

Is a 9bar high in calories?

9bar is an energy bar (1 unit of energy = 1 calorie) embracing all the nutritional goodness of seeds which are also naturally high in calories. It is now understood that the most effective way of managing weight is to not rely on calorie counting in isolation but more to consider eating healthy nutritionally dense foods – i.e. foods that have a naturally high nutritional value (e.g. nuts, seeds, veg, fruit and pulses).

Seeds are generally a nutritionally dense food as they have a high nutritional value in a very small package. Compare it with something like a doughnut which may have a similar calorific value per 100g to seeds but is much more likely to have a very low nutritional value in a processed state.

This is commonly referred to as “empty calories,” calories which aside from an energy content have little other nutritional value. Nutritionally dense calories naturally contain both energy and a wider range of valuable nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids. Nutritionally dense foods are also more likely to keep you fuller for longer making a diet more sustainable and enjoyable.

9bar is not designed or promoted as a slimming bar our key markets are for allergy sufferers who can find it hard to find a delicious treat and athletes and active people who usually need a higher calorie intake and find it hard to get enough calories without too much bulk.

Eating one 9bar will not pile on the pounds, that is much more to do with your overall diet and we always recommend following a recommended healthy balanced diet which a 9bar can be included as part of that.

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