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KIND Snack Bars Under Scrutiny – Here’s What We Think the FDA Completely Overlooked

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Arthur Hsu

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Arthur Hsu

If you’ve ever ransacked a grocery or convenience store shelf for a quick snack, chances are you’ve seen KIND bars. Their packaging, complete with clear plastic windows, messages transparency in ingredients, while the labeling and marketing touts the bar as a healthy choice.

As it turns out, recent scrutiny in the form of a letter from the FDA has called out that four of KIND’s bars do not comply with FDA requirements regarding the amount of saturated fat content found in a “healthy” product and therefore cannot bear the “healthy” label or marketing speak.

According to the FDA, in order for a product to be labeled “healthy,” it must have fewer than one gram of saturated fat per serving. The saturated fat content in KIND bars are as follows: Continue reading

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10 Quick Snack Ideas to Fuel your Workout (and the ones you should put down immediately)

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#MoveInMay has encouraged many to get up and move more – but what kinds of foods affect that movement and why?

When setting out for your next gym session, Zumba class, CrossFit workout or Sunday morning hike, how you fuel your body should be top of mind – it can make all the difference between powering through in those final moments or bonking early on. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

A Happy, Healthy Office With WellnessFX

DSC00969For most of us, a huge chunk of our daily lives is spent at the office. The bad news? This can consist of hours of sitting, frequent trips to the snack machine for whatever is edible, and an overall boring and inactive experience. That’s pretty disheartening.

But the good news is really good, because an office environment doesn’t have to be that way! WellnessFX provides customers with a way to track their biomarkers, consult with trained health professionals, and create a plan for a healthier lifestyle. It’s only natural that our office space practices what we preach. When you consider how passionate we all are about nutrition, health, and wellness, what else would you expect?

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Our team is a varied as it is awesome. Among our ranks are Paleo dieters, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free-ers, and people who just like good food. Our fridge is stocked with all kinds of organic, fresh goodness, and at lunch time people make elaborate salads, wraps with seaweed, or even use the blender to fix a nice and filling smoothie. There’s even a separate fridge filled with coconut water!

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.