Packing for an outdoor adventure can be challenging. Buying comfortable shoes and durable clothes is necessary, but what about food to help get you through the day? The best foods are lightweight, nonperishable, packed with nutrients and easy to prepare. GoBites, a portion-controlled, all-natural snack delivery service (most products are under 200 calories) offers more than 25 varieties, sent directly to one’s home is the perfect addition to any outdoor enthusiasts backpack. GoBites has worked with a team of nutritionists to offer a unique combination of foods. Each GoBites contains vital nutrients and can satisfy your cravings, re-energize your body and help you maintain a healthy heart.
Did you know, eating “slow-releasing” foods keeps your blood sugar levels stable? Maintaining stable blood sugar levels gives you longer lasting energy and helps you avoid the feelings of highs and lows you experience when you eat processed foods. GoBites are filled with foods that help create this slow release of energy into your body. Packed with nutrients and proteins, GoBites packs of nuts and fruits can be delivered on weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis (in packages of 14; subscriptions start at $27.86). The grab-and-go packages can be customized by dietary needs (Diabetic, Gluten Free, Paleo, Heart Healthy, etc.) and includes a variety of exotic ingredients (including organic cavendish bananas, Sri Lankan jack fruit, white figs, mulberries, monukka raisins, Balinese cacao nibs, rambutan and more).
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Dried fruits are rich in antioxidant vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Oxygen, which is the key to our survival, can also disrupt cellular function and impair metabolism through the production of free radicals. These free radicals can disrupt your DNA and destroy proteins and fats in cell membranes. Antioxidants protect your cells from this damage and the degenerative diseases linked to free radicals. Phytonutrients are plant based nutrients that act as powerful antioxidants. They can also repair DNA damage, stimulate immune response, detoxify carcinogens and cause cancer cells to die. They may also have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Phytonutrients are only found in whole foods and are completely lost in processed foods.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are rich sources of protein, healthy fats and antioxidants. According to the Food and Drug Administration, scientific evidence suggests that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Most nuts and seeds contain good fats like monounsaturated fatty acids. We have been conditioned to think that all fats are bad, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Good fats can improve your cardiovascular health when eaten in moderation. They help lower total cholesterol levels and increase your HDL, or good cholesterol. These good fats can help you maintain healthy cells, which is important in keeping your skin looking healthy and helping your body fight a number of diseases. Monounsaturated fatty acids have also been found to reduce inflammation of cells and tissues. This anti-inflammatory quality combined with the protein found in nuts and seeds can help you recover from strenuous physical activity and help your body repair muscle.
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavanols which help you sustain a healthy cardiovascular system. They protect your cells from harmful chemicals and toxins, reduce plaque formation on the walls of your arteries, lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to your brain and heart, and decrease cholesterol. Most commercial refined chocolates add refined sugar and lose flavanols during processing, but whole dark chocolate with little processing and raw cacao retains them.
The Male Standard Verdict
To find out more, Male Standard put the Healthy Heart GoBites into our reviewers hands. With some trepidation of trying something new, our review with high blood pressure was surprised to find these delicious snack sized treats satisfy both sweet and savory rcavings, and pack just the right amount of nutrients to make you feel full between meals. The four pack contained Chocolate Monkey, Healthy Heart Mix, Essential Energy, and Banana Split that each received rave reviews. As he has high blood pressure, choosing snacks can be difficult, with most pre-packed snacks containing high levels of sodium and sugar which can sky-rocket HBP. Instead, GoBites provide a healthy treat that doesn’t cause concern, but does give you the va-va-voom for an active day. The Healthy Heart trail mix was especially a big hit, containing 100% organic lightly dry roasted almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds and walnuts, and all without having to spend hours in the kitchen concocting a confusing recipes; it’s all done for you. The convenience factor is high, the GoBites taste great, and the handy travel sized packs are ideal for when you’re on the go, making this a worthy investment for all men who want to stay healthy!
Each GoBite is a portion controlled “mini-meal” made with the finest, nutrient-rich ingredients from around the world. Everything we use is 100% natural and most of our ingredients are USDA Certified Organic. Our Nutrition Team takes the guesswork out of snacking by offering a smart lineup of GoBites that are just the right amount, the right mix and the right flavor to satisfy your health goals and your palate.
Using only Mother Nature’s finest ingredients, GoBites is the perfect snack pack for the adventure enthusiast.