Nutrition

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Cereals

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    Made with plant-based protein

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    Good source of protein

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    Good source of fiber

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    Excellent source of folate, iron, and B vitamins

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    Made from whole grains

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Bars

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    All Nut Butter Meal Bars are made with plant-based protein

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    Good source of protein

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    Excellent source of 11 vitamins and minerals

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    Designed to fuel you with calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D

  • * Dessert-inspired meal bars do not qualify for claims above.

Protein Facts

What is Protein?

Protein is a macronutrient. There are 3 macronutrients in total, including carbohydrates and fats, and all are essential to our body. Protein is made up of amino acids - 9 of which are considered ‘essential’ and must come from food. And while we link protein to building muscle, it’s actually found in virtually every part of our body, including your bones, skin, and hair.

Why Do I Need Protein?

Protein is essential to your body. Not only are proteins the building blocks of your hair, nails, and nearly every other part of your body, but they make up the enzymes that power chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen to your blood. On the most basic level, you need protein to live.

How Much Protein Do I Need?

The National Academy of Medicine recommends that adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day, which equates to just over 7 grams for every 20 pounds of body weight. They also set a wide range for acceptable protein intake—anywhere from 10% to 35% of calories each day.

What Makes Complete Protein?

Complete protein means the protein provides all of the essential amino acids in the proportion that meets recommendations. Because our bodies don’t store amino acids, we need proteins with the right amounts of all amino acids in order for us to generate new proteins.

Do I Need Protein at Breakfast?

Yes! Protein is linked to satiety. Plus, eating protein at breakfast is a good way to balance your protein intake throughout the day. While most people generally eat enough protein, they get the bulk of their protein intake at dinner. This leads to some of that protein being wasted, because our bodies can only store so much protein at a time.

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