Taos Mountain Energy Bar
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- Buy 6 - 11 and get $0.20 off
- Buy 12 or above and get $0.50 off
Taos Mountain Energy Bars uses these ingredients in these nourishing bars:
There’s no better way to fill up and stay full longer than with a hearty helping of oats. They’re a great complex carbohydrate that stabilizes blood sugar levels so you get the energy you need over a sustained period of time. Oats have been shown to help lower cholesterol levels and enhance immune response to infection. They’re also a great source of fiber and antioxidants. We use only high-quality organic oats grown the natural way: water, soil and sun. No pesticides, chemicals, or fertilizers here!
Delicious? Definitely. But did you know that raisins pack a health punch too? A high energy, low fat snack consumed by backpackers and hikers for decades, they are one of the top sources in the US diet for the trace mineral boron which studies have shown provides protection against osteoporosis and contributes to overall bone health. Raisins possess selenium and phosphorus that speed the absorption of valuable nutrients, making it an excellent energy food. They also contain polyphenolic phytonutrients that have antioxidant properties which have been shown to prevent against macular degeneration and other age related vision degeneration.
Almonds are packed with nutrients that aid in all sorts of healthy processes from the development and growth of the brain to regulating healthy cholesterol levels. Manganese, copper and riboflavin found in almonds help maintain healthy energy levels while monosaturated fat, protein, potassium, Vitamin E and magnesium all contribute to a healthy heart. Almonds also aid in reducing the rise of blood sugar and insulin levels after meals, offering protection from diabetes. Not only are they a healthy, short term energy boost, the regular consumption of almonds provides a number of long term health benefits.
Familiar nutrients like vitamin C and fiber have made cranberries an obvious choice for the health conscious. But their lesser known phytonutrients play subtle, important roles too. Cranberries have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits in the cardiovascular system and the digestive tract. “Increased health of the cardiovascular system is perhaps the best-researched area of cranberry health benefits. It’s the combined impact of cranberry antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in cranberry that’s responsible here.” It is this powerful combination of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that have linked cranberries to cancer research, with the “preventative benefits of cranberries especially likely in breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer.”
Not all sugars are created equal. Known in Mexico as aguamiel, or “honey water,” agave nectar (pronounced Ah-GAH-vay) is a natural sweetener extracted from the core (pina) of the Blue Agave plant. For centuries, the Aztecs prized the nectar as a gift from the gods and used it to flavor foods and drinks. The sweet, mild nectar is 25% sweeter than sugar, so less is more. It has a glycemic index of 39 which means you get natural sweetness without the blood sugar spike. Specially produced at low temperatures and mildly filtered it has a full, natural flavor that’s perfect for everyone, from those with diabetes to raw food enthusiasts. Our agave nectar is certified organic and non-GMO.
We use coconut oil and dried coconut flakes for their fantastic flavor, energy and health benefits. Before we note the benefits of coconut let us first look at its composition. Coconut oil consists of more than 90% of saturated fats (Don’t panic! Your opinion may change). Coconut oil is actually very effective in reducing weight since its saturated fats (most of which are Medium Chain Triglycerides) assimilate well into the body and are easily converted to energy. It speeds metabolism by removing stress on the pancreas and by aiding in healthy thyroid and enzyme system functions. Coconut oil is not like other vegetable oils. Its high lauric acid content has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels and blood pressure and helps with hair, skin and immunity health. It is the preferred fat for athletes, body builders and dieters alike due to its low calorie content relative to other oils. Also, coconut’s fat content is easily converted to energy and it doesn’t lead to the accumulation of fat in the arteries or heart.
Amaranth has been cultivated as a grain for over 8,000 years and was called the “superfood” by the ancient Aztecs. “Amaranth was fed to runners and warriors because of its reputation for providing large bursts of energy and improving athletic performance. The crop was regarded so highly that each year bushels of Amaranth were presented to their leader, Montezuma. Because the crop figured so prominently in Aztec culture and religious ceremonies, the conquering armies of Cortez burned the fields to the ground. As European crops replaced indigenous ones, Amaranth slowly fell out of use. Twenty years ago, the “ancient crop with a future” enjoyed a renaissance when the National Academy of Sciences recommended Amaranth as one of twenty foods to be re-introduced into the American diet.” Amaranth’s health benefits are numerous: unusually high quality protein, large amounts of dietary fiber, iron and calcium, high quantities of lysine, methionine and cysteine and very low sodium.
There’s been a recent surge of interest in the ancient highland-grown quinoa, and with good reason. It is a recently discovered ‘ancient grain’ once considered “the gold of the Incas.” A relative of spinach and swiss chard, quinoa is actually an amino acid-rich (protein) seed. “Not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is especially well-endowed with the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. In addition to protein, quinoa features a host of other health-building nutrients. Because quinoa is a very good source of manganese as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, this “grain” may be especially valuable for persons with migraine headaches, diabetes and atherosclerosis.”
One of nature’s premier ‘superfoods,’ chia seeds have been valued since ancient times for their health benefits. They’re the richest plant source of Omega-3’s (the vital fats that prevent against inflammation and arthritis) and contain more of these essential fats per serving than salmon. Along with Omega-3’s chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, calcium, protein, fiber and many other vitamins and minerals. Not only do they provide a boost of energy that lasts, they also provide stamina and endurance (a single tablespoon could sustain Aztec warriors for an entire day). Because chia seeds absorb so much water (12x their weight in water, in fact) and have such high soluble fiber levels, they keep you hydrated and energized longer. The seeds have a rich, nutty flavor that’s great tasting and great for you!
With a wonderful nutty flavor, great texture and an abundance of Omega-3’s it’s easy to see why flaxseeds are so popular. These little guys are big time when it comes to your health. They help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, they protect bone health and they have even been shown to fight depression, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.