WANTED! LESS THAN 100 CALORIE BARS
We asked our customers what they “WANTED” in a bar and many came back and said that they would like a bar with less than 100 calories, nutritionally balanced, gluten free, no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners and that tasted great! We listened and as a result our Wanted! Range was born. Not only do the Wanted! bars taste like a decadent treat and provide you with solutions to your snacking dilemmas with all under 100 calories per bar, but they are also gluten free and contain the super food Chia Seeds.
The benefits of Wanted! Less than 100 Calories Bars include:
1. Soy protein
Soy has been shown to have many possible benefits which may include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Soybeans are thought to be of some health benefit to menopausal women. Soybeans contain hormone-like substances called phytoestrogens ('phyto' means plant). More research is needed, but soybeans seem to offer promise in helping some women to manage menopausal hot flushes.
- Improvements to blood vessels, such as greater elasticity of artery walls
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Protection against various cancers, including those of the breast, colon, prostate and skin
- Management of endometriosis
Soybeans have been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels as well as lipoproteins, both known risk factors for heart disease.
2. Chia Seeds
We have also designed our bars to include the revolutionary super food CHIA SEEDS. Chia Seeds are a great source of Omega-3 & Omega-6 essential fatty acids!
These seeds are perfect for the weight conscious.
Chia Seeds are also very beneficial to the heart and extremely high in fibre, calcium, high quality protein, slowly processed carbohydrates and loaded with vitamins & minerals and antioxidants!
Many women have a difficult time finding good sources of fibre and actually including sufficient amounts of fibre in their diets - Slim Secrets is a great solution. Fibre is defined as a carbohydrate that cannot be completely digested and is classified into soluble and insoluble; both are important to a healthy diet. Soluble fibre is found in fruits, nuts, vegetables, oats and more and has been proven to help reduce cholesterol while slowing digestion in the stomach keeping blood sugar levels consistent. Insoluble fibre helps keep the digestive system moving and can be found in whole wheat, wheat bran and many vegetables.
Both forms of fibre can be found in some of our Slim Secrets products in rolled oats, chia seeds, nuts, dried fruits, proteins and more!
Cranberries and cranberry products offer many important health benefits. Historically, Native Americans used cranberries to relieve a variety of ailments. Today's health research points to promising new evidence that cranberries are not only a healthy, low-calorie fruit; they may also help prevent urinary tract infections and reduce the risk of gum disease, ulcers, heart disease and cancer. Research on these areas and on additional health benefits is ongoing.
Known in nutritional circles as the King of the Nuts! Almonds are alkaline, with a high mineral content (containing as much calcium as milk, high in magnesium, too). They pack 1/3 more protein than eggs and are rich in vitamin E. With manganese and copper- essential cofactors for SOD, they contribute to the production of an enzyme that inhibits free radicals in cells. Walnuts are rich in Omega 3's, and have been shown to help maintain heart health. No surprise that they look like "little brains," as they have been shown to contribute to brain functioning. Most recently, these mighty powerhouses have been linked to lower total cholesterol levels- and, more importantly, reduced LDL (or "bad" cholesterol) levels.
Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Fruit sources of potassium include bananas, prunes and prune juice, dried peaches and apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and orange juice.
Now for the fun facts! When it comes to benefiting your skin peaches are an excellent source of antioxidants. Research shows that antioxidants can protect skin from damaging UV rays by counteracting free radical activity. Recent studies have also shown that the epidermis is able to absorb vitamins and nutrients from topically applied liquid juice solutions, greatly benefiting the strength, elasticity and general appearance of the skin. Facial formulas of olden days instinctively utilized this knowledge, and fresh fruits and vegetables were often included in recipes. In fact, the term "peaches and cream skin" came from a technique used generations ago by women who combined mashed peaches and fresh cream as a facial mask. The mixture made the skin lush and beautiful, and the term was born. For that famous peaches and cream complexion.
Dried apples are healthy snacks with good sources of carbohydrates, dietary fibre, very low in fats and absolutely no cholesterol. Apples are good sources of phytonutrients, like flavonoids. They are also a good source of both insoluble and soluble dietary fibre. It adds roughage to the contents of the intestines, promotes satiety, promotes the health of the colon, and also helps in relieving constipation, haemorrhoids, diverticular disorders, etc.