Thursday, November 15, 2012

Perfectly Simple by Zone Perfect Review


I recently had the chance to sample Zone Perfect’s Perfectly Simple nutrition bars.  They contain a limited number of ingredients, 10 grams of protein, and are gluten free! They come in three delicious flavors: Peanut Crunch, Cranberry Almond, and Toasted Coconut. 
These bars really do taste delicious.  Right away, you notice that there is something different about them.  Something that seem so much more natural.  That’s because there are no preservatives, no added coloring, 0 grams trans fats, and low sodium.  They are just made up of healthy, flavorful ingredients and nothing else!  How perfectly simple!  You can tell you are eating something that is good for you.  That is a wonderful feeling. 
Listen to the list of ingredients on the back of the Cranberry Almond bars (my favorite flavor): soy protein, apple juice concentrate, sweetened dried cranberries (sugar, dried cranberries, sunflower oil), date paste, roasted almonds (almonds, high oleic sunflower oil), dried pomegranate seeds, cinnamon powder.  How simple is that!  No hidden surprises.  Nothing scary.
That one bar has 170 calories. I feel like that is a good amount for a snack that will fill you up.  Fat calories are 35.  There are no saturated or trans fats, no cholesterol.  23 grams of total carbohydrates and 19 grams of sugar.  2 grams of fiber.  Although I wish the sugar and carbs were lower and the fiber was higher, those amounts are still pretty good in comparison to similar products.  And most of them are FULL of all kinds of crap. 
The other flavors have similar nutritional values. 
If you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle and want a delicious, wholesome treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying, I think Perfectly Simple is a great choice. Plain and simple!
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