NO Refined Sugar Bars
NO REFINED SUGAR GOES INTO OMEGA SMART BARS!Omega Smart uses Organic Agave Nectar as their sweetener.
Agave Nectar is a low glycemic* sweetener naturally extracted from the pineapple-shaped core of the Agave cactus-like plant native to Mexico Omega Smart Bars have been tested for glycemic index by U.N.H. Dept. of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences. The bars range from 18-22 on the glycemic scale making them a low glycemic food without the use of sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners.
*Low-GI foods produce tapered rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, considered beneficial for health. Low GI diets have been shown to improve both glucose tolerance and lipid profiles in people with diabetes; help control appetite and delay hunger for weight control; and, reduce both insulin levels and insulin resistance in those with metabolic syndrome.
Because of its low glycemic index Agave Nectar is an excellent choice for diabetics.
Agave Nectar is Vegan, and Agave Nectar dissolves easily and may be used to sweeten any food or beverage. Agave Nectar has no bitter after taste, as do many artificial sweeteners.
With 90% fruit sugar (fructose) content, Agave Nectar absorbs more slowly into the body decreasing the highs and lows associated with sucrose (white table sugar) intake.
Agaves Nectar has a glycemic index of 19.
Agave Nectar is the choice of sweeteners for those concerned with limiting the stressful effects of sugar on their body.
As a food exchange, a one-teaspoon serving of agave nectar equals a free food. Two servings or two teaspoons equals ½ carbohydrate exchange.