FAQs: GR2eat bar

FAQs: GR2eat bar™

Q. We live in an area where the temperatures reach over 100 degrees. Do we need to be concerned with the bars melting?

A. The GR2eat bars are formulated to have a high melting point and should tolerate the heat well. However, all whole-food coatings are sensitive, so we suggest that you store the bars in a cool, dry place, away from heat or direct sunlight. For best results, allow product to come to room temperature before handling.

Q. Will the GR2eat bars be an item in the GR2 Control Intro kits?

A. Yes, for an introductory period, the Intro Kit will contain two GR2eat bars – one of each flavor – at no cost.

Q. How does the GR2eat bar compare to the mini meals?

A. GR2eat bars are the perfect mini-meal. They provide about the same calories, and the same balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates you would find in a ‘mini-meal’.

Q. Can the GR2eat bar be frozen to preserve the shelf life?

A. We do not recommend long-term freezing as it may compromise the integrity of the coating. The bars are packaged in a stay-fresh wrapper to ensure freshness, so freezing is not necessary. All of our products have a ‘Best If Used By’ date on the label. We guarantee full potency, viability, and flavor of the products if used on or before the expiration date, provided they were stored under normal conditions.

Q. Can my children eat a GR2eat bar for a snack?

A. Absolutely! The GR2eat bar makes a great treat for children, providing a healthy substitute for fat and sugar-laden candy.

Q. Are there any dairy products in the GR2eat bar?

A. Yes, GR2eat Bars contain whey protein, caseinate, and lactose. The amount of lactose is so small that it should not be an issue for even the most sensitive lactose intolerant person.

Q. What is Fractionation?

A. Fractionation is a separation process used to obtain specific portions (fractions) of a plant oil. This allows us to make a coating that is solid at room temperature without hydrogenation or trans fats.

Q. The label says the product contains sugar. How much?

A. GR2eat bars contain a small amount of sugar. In fact, 10 grams of sugar is only 40 calories, and most of that is from fructose. We need some carbohydrate to keep us off the glycemic roller coaster and out of the insulin trap. That’s why all of our mini-meal suggestions offer a balanced combination of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. A piece of cheese (fat and protein) and half an apple (carbs) is a good ‘mini-meal’ example. It has to be that way to be GR2 Control and keep people in the control zone.

Q. Are there any plans to develop additional flavors of the snack bar?

A. At this time we are not planning any other flavors.

Q. Do GR2eat bars contain any gluten?

A. No, the GR2eat bar is gluten free.

Q. What is Palm Kernel Oil?

A. Palm Kernel Oil is obtained from the seed or kernel of the palm fruit.

Q. Are GR2eat bars better for me than snack bars?

A. GNLD’s GR2eat bar provides glycemic edge carbohydrates; a balance of protein, fat, and calories; great taste; and controlled glycemic response. No sugar high or crashing low.

Q. Why are there artificial flavors in the snack bar?

A. At GNLD, we use natural flavors whenever possible. However, a 100% natural flavoring system isn’t technically feasible in some products. We use the minimal amount of artificial flavoring necessary for our products to achieve an acceptable taste, selecting additional flavors from a list of low allergy food flavors. The artificial flavors we do employ are all food grade pure flavor components that have been approved for use in food products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Q. How can a snack bar be considered part of a healthy diet?

A. GR2eat bars contain the correct balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat needed to nourish your body while keeping your blood sugar and insulin levels stable. Unlike other ‘snack’ bars, it is low in sugar, fat, and calories.

Q. Will the GR2eat Bar cause a rapid rise in blood sugar like other snack bars?

A. No GR2eat Bar is formulated with nearly the same amount and ratio of carbohydrates- to-protein as our GR2 Control Meal Replacement Drink. Our Meal Replacement Drink Mix was CLINICALLY proven to maintain stable blood sugar levels for up to two hours after drinking.

Q. Can it be used as a sports bar?

A. Absolutely! GR2eat bars are an excellent pre- and post-workout snack bar that will help fuel your body through the most demanding training sessions or intense games. It provides your body with the carbohydrates it needs for energy, as well as protein and fat for muscle building and repair.

Q. Are there any nuts or traces of nuts in the new snack bar?

A. No, there are no nuts in GR2eat bar. However, it is manufactured in a facility that processes nuts and seeds. You will notice a disclaimer on our packaging to that effect.

Q. Why are there so many different sugars, like honey and sugar, used in the GR2eat bar?

A. As with all GNLD products that contain multiple carbohydrate sources, GR2eat bars were formulated to provide long-lasting energy levels. To accomplish this, different carbohydrate sources are needed: sucrose for quick energy, and fructose for more sustained energy. Like our other ‘glycemic edge’ products, GR2eat bars spare protein for energy, so it can be used for its primary purposes of tissue growth and repair.

Q. What is the source of the lemon flavor in the GR2eat bar?

A. The lemon flavor comes from lemon powder obtained from the whole lemon.

Q. Is there any caffeine in the GR2eat bar?

A. The Luscious Lemon bar does not contain any caffeine. The chocolate coating on the Creamy Caramel bar might contain minimal amounts of caffeine.

Q. What are the crunchy chips in the lemon bar?

A. The crunchy chips are soy nuggets.

Q. Why did GNLD use whey in the snack bar?

A. Whey protein isolate is a high quality, naturally occurring dairy protein found in cow milk. Whey contains more protein with less fat and lactose.

Q. Is GNLD going to offer a combination of lemon and caramel bars in a case?

A. At this time there are no plans to offer a combination of both bars in a case.

Q. At what age can a child eat the GR2eat bar?

A. Any child who can chew their food can eat a GR2eat bar.

Q. What is the coating on the lemon bar?

A. The lemon GR2eat bar coating is yogurt.