A Heart-Healthy, Allergy-Friendly Bar For Chocolate Lovers

With GoMacro's protein purity: sunflower butter + chocolate MacroBar you can say NO to nuts, soy, eggs, dairy, gluten and GMOs. And say hello to a heart-healthy snack with organic fair trade dark chocolate, sprouted flax and sunflower seed butter that's rich in vitamin E and big on protein and flavor.

Many cultures consider the sunflower to be an important spiritual symbol, because it reaches toward heaven and its flower always follows the sun across the sky. It may not be a coincidence that the seeds of the sunflower promote a healthy heart. Our protein purity: sunflower butter + chocolate MacroBar may not make you holy, but you’ll certainly appreciate its heavenly taste and heart-healthy ingredients.

A Powerhouse of Heart-Healthy Vitamin E and Phytosterols

Sunflower seeds are one of nature's best sources of phytosterols and vitamin E. According to a study published in November 2005 in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, phytosterols are compounds that may help your immune system function better, lower your cholesterol levels and make you less likely to develop cancer. As part of a heart-healthy diet, phytosterols have been shown to lower cholesterol up to 10%. Vitamin E is one of the main antioxidants found in cholesterol and may help prevent free radical from oxidizing cholesterol. Cholesterol which hasn’t been oxidized can’t attach itself to blood vessel walls, which leads to blocked arteries (atherosclerosis).

Chocolate Lovers Rejoice!

Dark chocolate is another heart-healthy ingredient found in our sunflower butter + chocolate MacroBar. Studies show that eating a small amount of dark chocolate, the only kind of chocolate we use in our MacroBar, two or three times a week may help lower blood pressure. Eating dark chocolate may also improve blood flow and, in particular, prevent formation of blood clots. Blood clots can be very dangerous if they get stuck upon entering blocked arteries (atherosclerosis), and may cause heart attacks and strokes.  And, yes, for those of you who are wondering, dark chocolate also contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. This encourages your brain to release endorphins; so eating dark chocolate may also make you feel happier. And we don't need a study to tell us that happiness is one of the best promoters of good health for body, mind and spirit.

Flax FOR HEART HEALTH

Our sunflower butter + chocolate MacroBar is packed sprouted flax which supplies alpha linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid and omega-3 fatty acid. Researchers are interested in omega-3 fatty acids for their role in infant development and immune and inflammatory disorders, but they’re also known for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Experts believe that the typical Western diet contains too little omega-3 fatty acids. Although the United States has no specific guidelines, Canadian dietary guidelines recommend 1.0 to 1.5 grams per day.

Lots of Noes and Some Big Yeses

No nuts, no soy, no eggs, no dairy, no gluten, no GMOs...a label-reader's dream come true. If you have allergies, not to worry, our sunflower butter + chocolate MacroBar is also hypoallergenic. We use sunflower seed butter instead of the peanut butter and other nuts that are common allergens. * All GoMacro MacroBars are gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. With a whopping 10 grams of protein in this MacroBar, the protein source of our sunflower butter + chocolate MacroBar is supplied strictly by brown rice, since some people may be allergic to the pea protein, which is also used in some of our other flavors.

And we haven’t even mentioned the delicious natural vanilla and cinnamon that add pure flavor to this high protein MacroBar. Relax and enjoy these delicious bars to your happy heart’s content.

*Allergy Alert: As it reads on our label: Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts. May contain pit or nutshell fragments.

protein purity: sunflower butter + chocolate

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Resources: Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry: Phytosterol Composition of Nuts and Seeds Commonly Consumed in the United States

Nutrients in Sunflower Butter by Jessica Bruso, Demand Media

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