The AMRAP Nutrition Refuel Bar
Being dedicated to the paleo lifestyle isn’t always an easy thing to do, especially when it comes to nutrition. Therefore, I am always on the look out for new ideas, products, and hacks that make nourishing my body the paleo way less stressful and more convenient. After all, we live this way because we want to feel better right?
This past weekend, while I was at the CrossFit Endurance certification seminar at CrossFit Meridian I met Aaron, one of the coaches at the box. Aaron introduced me to the AMRAP Nutrition Refuel Bar, an all natural, paleo friendly, whole raw foods bar that provides a great macronutrient balance in a convenient bar package.
When looking at a food product the first thing I go to on the nutritional label is the ingredients list. What I want to see is a very short list of natural foods without any artificial additives. Simple, whole, paleo, period. What impressed me the most about the Refuel Bar was in fact the ingredient list. Containing only raw almond butter, unsweetened coconut, egg white protein powder, raw sesame seeds, raw almond chunks, raw honey, ground cinnamon, and sea salt it definitely fits the within the paleo parameters.
To further demonstrate the nutritional benefits contained in this bar, I decided to do a little research into each of the ingredients. Check out the links below to find out the health benefits that each contain!
- Raw almond butter/raw almond chunks
- Unsweetened coconut
- Egg white protein powder
- Raw sesame seeds
- Raw honey
- Ground cinnamon
- Sea salt
Another thing about the Refuel bar that I particularly like is the macronutrient profile. The balance looks roughly like 37% fat, 24% protein, 39% carbohydrates. This is close to ideal though I’d like to see a few more grams of protein and fat and a few less of carbs, but overall this is pretty much spot on in my opinion. The slightly higher carbohydrate count makes this an ideal pre/post workout meal/snack.
For those of you following the Zone Diet you will notice that half of a refuel bar is very close to a 1 block carb, 1 block fat, and 1 block protein snack. Many different levels of the Zone recommend this particular combination as an in between meal snack making the Refuel bar a convenient and easy go to.
The Bottom line is that the Refuel bar is a fantastic option for a convenient, paleo and zone-friendly, whole nutrient snack/meal whenever you need it. AMRAP Nutrition is still a relatively new company, but they are doing it right and I hear they have some more products on the way soon! Can’t wait to see what they come up with. Enjoy Refuel for your own health and spread the word for some good karma!