Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2006
The Natural Whole Food Bar (TNB) is pleased to announce the results of its glycemic evaluation. The official report received from Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, PhD, RD, Director of Research, for the Glycemic Laboratories, Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is that the “Crunchy Almond” bar (68 gram) has tested out at a glycemic index of 22.2 and the “Crunchy Peanut” (68 gram) has tested out at 24.9 as well.
The results according to Dr. Jenkins indicate that “The Natural Whole Food Bars have a low glycemic index and were judged to be highly palatable”. The glycemic index is an important dietary factor used to determine the effect a substance has on blood sugar in the body. The glycemic index range is from 0-100 with 100 representing pure sugar. TNB President, CEO & Founder Dan Armentrout stated “Identifying the glycemic index of a product is a highly important and useful tool which allows people to pursue an optimal healthy lifestyle.
Diabetics for instance must know the GI of the foods they eat in advance or else they could experience medical problems”. Mr. Armentrout went on to say “undertaking the financial investment to determine the glycemic index of The Natural Whole Food Bars is something I feel a responsibility to the consumer to complete.
It demonstrates our desire to continue to be the industry leader in innovative products as well as expressing our genuine concern for the consumer”. Mr. Armentrout stated that all products his company brings to market will submit to glycemic testing to determine their applicable glycemic index. Aside from Diabetics many consumers today are becoming more aware of the importance of the glycemic index and the role it plays in their daily lives. The need to reduce sugar and other high glycemic foods from diets has seen a dramatic rise among all consumer categories and manufacturers are starting to pay attention. Recent reports indicate that diabetes is growing at an alarming rate in the United States especially among adolescent children.
It is further noted that poor dietary habits along with a decrease in physical activity are directly attributable to the growth of the disease. The low glycemic rating is but the latest accomplishment for Natural Whole Food Bar. In addition to this recent achievement the product features also include: Vegan, Kosher, Wheat and Gluten Free, Dairy and Cholesterol Free, Trans Fat free and no GMO’s. And the products have 20-25 grams of protein, not more than 25 grams of carbohydrates, not more than 10 grams of natural and/or organic sweeteners and provide 9-15 grams of omega 3 & 6 fatty acids while supplying 5-7 grams of soluble fiber in every 68 gram bar. The Natural Whole Food Bar, Inc. is a privately held company with its corporate offices located in Oceanside, CA. Contact them at (866) 348-7192.