Gatorade is one of those products that just about anyone knows – after all, attend any sports game with your kids and it’s on the sidelines. That’s about the extent of my experience with the beverage. I’ve never been a big Gatorade drinker and neither have my children. One of the big problems I’ve always had with Gatorade is the amount of sugar in the beverage. For your serious athlete, a professional football or basketball player, it’s not going to be difficult to burn off that sugar. For me as a 41-year old woman, that sugar isn’t going to be burnt in the same manner – and sometimes, not at all. For this reason, I’ve mostly avoided the beverage.
The Gatorade company has done extensive research and realized that they have cornered the market with regards to performance beverage: i.e., the drink you enjoy during exercise to replenish the fluids and salts lost while exercising. It’s the pre and post workout that they decided to look to, which is really a largely untapped market. In addition, they realized that the adult, non-professional athlete has different nutritional needs, with less sugar and more protein. Gatorade has created a new line to address this, called G Series Fit.
Forget the Peeps and chocolate bunnies; get your children, significant other and family members something healthy this year for Easter.
According to Dr. Kavey on WebMD.com, too much sugar can be a problem for children because it can lead children into lifelong obesity. “The reason that we think of it as a problem is because of the big rise in obesity in childhood, and that rise has occurred over the same time period that there’s been a major increase in the amount of simple sugar that children consume.”
Check out these healthy Easter basket treats with little to no sugar that everyone is sure to love.
The world of protein and energy bars is never dull. Just recently, Detour launched a new look and new products to their existing menu of activity bars.
Here are some new products from Detour that promise to deliver the energy and nutrients you need to lead and thrive in an active lifestyle:
Detour Yoga Bar: With lemon balm to help you maintain your relaxing yoga glow and 11 grams of high quality protein to help you maintain your pretzel-like flexibility, the Detour Yoga bar is one of just three activity bars designed specifically for certain forms of exercise. There is also a Detour Runner and Biker Bar. The Yoga Bar comes in Peach Mango and Blueberry Acai flavors, and contains 170 calories, two grams of fat and four grams of fiber.
The FullBar Fit is a new bar that has the lowest calorie-to-protein ratio of any all-natural protein or energy bar on the market. The FullBar Fit currently comes in three flavors: Chewy Brownie, Toffee Crunch and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp. Each bar has 180 calories, five grams of fiber and 15 grams of muscle-building protein.
And since we are always looking for smart, on-the-go and whole-foods snacks to keep us on track of our nutrition goals, we love reviewing products that are packed with healthy ingredients and taste great.
So when Pure Bar sent us a few samples of their all organic, raw, natural and fruit and nut bars, we got busy tasting.