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Almonds

Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, containing 26 mg per 100 g. They are also rich in dietary fiber, B Vitamins, essential minerals and monounsaturated fat, one of the two “good” fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. Typical of nuts and seeds, almonds also contain phytosterols, associated with cholesterol-lowering properties.

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Chia Seeds

Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. And it has another advantage over flax: chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. And, unlike flax, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body. Chia seeds also provide fiber (25 grams give you 6.9 grams of fiber) as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. Another advantage: when added to water and allowed to sit for 30 minutes, chia forms a gel. Researchers suggest that this reaction also takes place in the stomach, slowing the process by which digestive enzymes break down carbohydrates and convert them into sugar.

Coconut Flakes (unsweetened)

Coconut flakes come from the white flesh of the coconut.

Coconut Nectar

The nutrient-rich coconut sap comes right out of the tree naturally abundant in 17 Amino Acids (the building blocks of protein), broad-spectrum B Vitamins (especially rich in Insoitol, known for its effectiveness on depression, high cholesterol, inflammation, and diabetes), Vitamin C, Minerals (high in Potassium, essential for electrolyte balance, regulating high blood pressure and sugar metabolism), as well as FOS (a prebiotic that promotes digestive health).

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Dried Cherries

Cherries are known as “super fruits” for their nutrition and antioxidants. Cherries are rich in Vitamin C, A–beta carotene–and such minerals as calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium and zinc, among others. Nutrient levels of dried cherries are about as high as fresh, and their natural sugars can provide a swift burst of energy.

Dried Cranberries

Dried cranberries contain the same nutrients as fresh cranberries. They also contain no cholesterol, saturated or trans fats.

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Flax Seeds

The seed of the common flax plant (also known as linseed and, botanically, Linum usitatissimum). Flax seed and flax seed oil are a rich source of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), the only one of the omega-3 fatty acids that is essential in the sense that the body cannot make it so, if one is to get it, it must be in the diet.

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Gluten Free

A diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as “dextrin”. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease, the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis, and wheat allergy.

GMO

Genetically Modified Organisms are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). Bravo Bars products DO NOT contain GMO’s.

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Low Glycemic

Carbohydrates that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI (Glycemic Index). A lower glycemic index suggests slower rates of digestion and absorption of the foods’ carbohydrates and may also indicate greater extraction from the liver and periphery of the products of carbohydrate digestion. A lower glycemic response usually equates to a lower insulin demand but not always, and may improve long-term blood glucose control and blood lipids.

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Non-Dairy, Nut & Soy-Free Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

NO: Gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy,fish, shellfish. Also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites. Vegan, Evaporated cane juice, natural chocolate liquor (non-alcoholic), non-dairy cocoa butter.

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Pumpkin Seeds

Whether you eat pumpkin seeds salted or roasted, they are high in essential amino acids and zinc, and a variety of other minerals and vitamins that are vital for our body.

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Sunflower Seeds

Delicious, nutty and crunchy sunflower seeds are widely considered to be healthful foods. They are high in energy but also contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.

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Veganism/Vegan

Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Many vegans also do not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar and some wines. Vegan refers to either a person who follows this way of eating, or to the diet itself.

Vegetarian

A plant-based diet (fruits, vegetables, etc.) that may include dairy products or eggs but which specifically excludes meat (red meat, poultry, and seafood). Abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as animal-derived rennet and gelatin, is also typically part of a vegetarian diet.

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Grass Fed/Pasture Fed Whey Protein

Digests easily and is made from the finest non-denatured, cold-processed whey, from pasture fed cows without the use of hormones or antibiotics. High quality blend contains all key amino acids and fragile immuno supportive whey components. Low glycemic and contains no soy. Pure whey contains no gluten and is entirely safe on a gluten-free diet.