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IQBAR Brain & Body Bars Almond Butter Chip -- 4 Bars


IQBAR Brain & Body Bars Almond Butter Chip
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IQBAR Brain & Body Bars Almond Butter Chip -- 4 Bars

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IQBAR Brain & Body Bars Almond Butter Chip Description

  • Almond Butter Chip IQBar
  • 6 Brain Nutrients
  • 12 g Plant-Based Protein
  • 1 g Sugar and 3 g Net Carbs
  • Keto • Paleo Friendly • Vegan
  • No Bad Stuff: Non GMO • Gluten Free • Dairy Free • Soy Free

Our Almond Butter Chip bar tastes like natural, creamy, chocolatey almond butter with a pleasant graham cracker-like finish. If you’re a fan of almond butter and dark chocolate as much as we are, you’ll be hooked after the first few bites.

 

Us

Total Sugar 1 g

Net Carbs 3 g

Brain Nutrients 6

Plant Protein 12 g

Fiber 8 g

Calories 180

 

Them

Total Sugar 15 g

Net Carbs 20 g

Brain Nutrients 0

Animal Protein 12 g

Fiber 4 g

Calories 210


Directions

- Grab & Go Breakfast

- 3 PM Slump Protection

- Nutritious Snacking

- Pre & Post Exercise

Free Of
GMOs, gluten, dairy and soy.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Bar (45 g)
Servings per Container: 12
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories180
Total Fat15 g19%
   Saturated Fat2.5 g13%
   Trans Fat0 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium135 mg6%
Total Carbohydrate11 g4%
   Dietary Fiber8 g29%
Total Sugars
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein12 g24%
Vitamin D0.1 mcg0%
Calcium90 mg6%
Iron2 mg10%
Potassium160 mg4%
Vitamin E12.6 mg80%
Other Ingredients: Almonds, tapioca fiber, plant-based protein crisps (pea protein, tapioca starch), natural flavors, pea protein, flaxseeds, unsweetened chocolate, gum acacia, coconut oil, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, water, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sea salt, non-GMO steviol glycosides, lion's mane, vitamin E.

Allergens: Almonds, coconut

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Stacking’s limitations don’t cancel its potential value in proposing a new way to promote health. By emphasizing the whole-body scope of wellness rooted in science, plus the proven benefits of maintaining healthy habits, the stacking trend provides an opportunity to recommend practical, accessible guidelines that just about everyone can follow. What are some real-world “stacks” with proven benefits for better health and longevity? Your brain stack – Vitamin D + omega-3 fatty acids + puzzles + social time Your muscle stack – Protein + water + stretching + bananas Your immune stack – Sleep + turmeric + fiber + mindfulness meditation Your heart stack – Moderate exercise + Mediterranean diet + love + avocados Surprised? Just as scientific as tracking biochemical pathways, these lifestyle stacks are everyday health hacks. Supplements alone can’t complete the picture of overall wellness and promise longevity. Your environment, your community and your hobbies are just as foundational to your stack as your diet and exercise habits.

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