What are the benefits of choosing a low GI snack?

SoLo GI Bars are a nutritionally rich grab and go snack that leave you feeling satisfied and energetic longer. The slow burning carbohydrates in SoLo Bars prevent the “Spike, Crash and Crave” cycle from occurring. Other leading snacks can leave you feeling full and energetic momentarily but then energy levels tend to fade and cravings for another snack soon begin in order to raise blood sugar levels back up again. Sustained energy, blood-sugar management and weight loss are a few of the many benefits of low GI snacks.

Why are the carbohydrates in SoLo so important?

Carbohydrates are the perfect fuel source for your working muscles during physical activity. When carbohydrates are digested, they are transformed into glucose, which is absorbed into the bloodstream, where it has a profound effect on many operations of the body. Glucose is the fuel your body uses to fuel your brain and central nervous system for energy. SoLo’s unique low glycemic profile allows for a slow and steady release of glucose into the cells and working muscles, thereby providing longer lasting fuel and sustained energy as a result.

Are SoLo Bars diabetic friendly?

SoLo Bars conform to the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines and may be a good choice for people with diabetes to help them manage blood sugar throughout the day. They provide a convenient and nutritionally balanced snack as a healthy choice between meals and before bedtime. Visit our website for a complete list of third-party scientific studies using SoLo Bars.

What is the Glycemic Index (GI)?

The Glycemic Index is a ranking of how fast and how much a carbohydrate containing food affects blood sugar (compared to glucose, ranked at 100). The higher the GI ranking of a food, the quicker the carbohydrates are digested and raise blood sugar. For sustained energy, weight management and blood sugar management, the lower and slower the rise in blood sugar (GI), the better. Low GI foods are broken down slowly and provide a gradual release of sugar into the blood, providing longer lasting energy and saving you from heading right back to the snack cupboard.

What about the sugar content in SoLo?

Carbohydrates (sugars) are nature’s preferred fuel source for the body. SoLo has specifically selected a combination of low glycemic carbs and natural sugars including fruit purees, organic coconut syrup and brown rice syrup for their ability to provide a gradual and sustained release of sugar, which provides energy to the body, mind and working muscles.

Do SoLo Bars contain sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners?

SoLo does not contain sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners. Sugar alcohols provide little to no carbohydrates (energy) and are known to cause gastrointestinal upset, as the body does not have the ability to digest them properly. Artificial sweeteners are non-caloric, taking the place of carbohydrates that are so critical to providing energy to working muscles. The bars are all-natural and sweetened with fruit purees, brown rice syrup and organic coconut syrup – providing real and lasting energy.