Balance Bar Launches Portable, “Outdoor” Meal Bars

| Nov 1, 1999

Balance Bar Company has added a new line called Balance Outdoor, bars designed to sustain energy during outdoor activities. Balance Outdoor bars follow the 40-30-30 plan: 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein and 30 percent fat. In comparison, most sports energy bars are 75 percent or more carbohydrates and low in fat.

The 40-30-30 levels provide slower carbohydrate absorption. Each bar has 21 grams of carbohydrate and fat grams come from flax seeds, providing omega-3 essential fatty acids.

“The creation of the Balance Outdoor line was fueled by demand from our customers for on-the-go nutrition, no matter what the conditions,” says Jim Wolfe, president of Balance Bar Company.

“Now, because the bars are uncoated, whether you are rock climbing in the desert sun or hiking through the forest,” says Wolfe, “we have a product that will stand up to the elements and deliver great-tasting nutrition to keep you going.”

Dana Arnold, RD, CDE, a clinical dietitian and diabetes educator in Daly City, California, says that “speciality nutrition bars are a good choice for people ‘on the go,’ who might go seven or eight hours without food, risking hypoglycemia.”

Arnold warns that they should not be used for weight loss or to treat low blood sugars.

“They are typically not low in calories so they should not be used by persons with diabetes who are trying to lose weight. These types of bars would not be a good choice to treat a low blood sugar because they are specifically designed to be absorbed slowly to prevent a rapid rise in blood sugar.”

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Food, Food News, Losing weight, Low Blood Sugar


Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...


Comments


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...


Username: Password:
Comment:
©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.