Food Item of the Week: Primal Kitchen Peanut Butter Protein Bars
If you like peanut butter and cookies this is the perfect snack for you. It tastes just like a peanut butter cookie without all the sugar! It’s pretty incredible stuff. The term “protein” bar may be a bit misleading because it contains twice as much fat as protein. However, there is only 2 g of sugar, so you will not have any blood sugar crashes.
This is not an energy bar. So, I would not have it on the court when you need the energy. It’s more of an off-court satiating bar to have as a dessert or snack when your relatively inactive. I will cover many of these ingredients extensively in other post but here are the key ingredients and the major take aways.
Peanut Butter: All and all the totality of evidence suggests that peanuts are fine for most people to consume in moderation. It’s a good source of micronutrients and has a beneficial relationship with gut health.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil consists of about 92 percent saturated fat. Although it gets a bad rap in some circles for its high saturated fat content, we know that such fats can offer many health benefits. For example, coconut oil has been found to help improved blood sugar, improve the immune system, and strengthen mineral absorption.
Eggs/Eggs Whites: Read about all the benefits of eggs in my previous post.
Honey: Honey is not just sugar. It contains over a hundred different compounds, not just fructose and glucose. It has a small amount of minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. I would suggest to consume in moderate amounts. This bar only has 2 g of sugar, so it has a fine amount of honey.
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla is safe for daily use and some articles suggest there can be health benefits.
Organic Monk Fruit Extract: Monk Fruit extract is a healthy sweetener. It contains no carbs, calories or sugars.