What is a Googys Protein Bar?
Most protein bars are just glorified candy bars, containing incredibly long lists of ingredients with hard to pronounce names that look more like a science experiment than food. They often claim low carb with very high amounts of protein and fibre, and generally taste like cardboard.
The fibre ingredient is usually a cheap filler, a sugar alcohol or extraction that will cause bloating and upset stomachs. The protein is usually dairy, which is known to cause inflammation in a large percentage of the population who often are not aware of it. Mild digestive issues from eating dairy are usually bloating and excess phlegm, which combined with the sugar alcohol fibre can create a very unpleasant gut effect.
So what is a health enthusiast to do if he or she wants a high quality grab-and-go protein snack? Enter Googys: the latest, greatest, and healthiest protein bar you will find in Australia.
Googys Natural Protein bars are available at the InnerOrigin Store.
10 Reasons to Try Them
1. Real Food Ingredients
Looking at the ingredients list of Googys most popular flavour Choc Sea Salt will make your jaw drop. The list is comprised of dates, egg whites, almonds, cashews, cocoa and sea salt. Nothing more, nothing less — that’s six simple, nutritious ingredients.
2. Protein from Free Range Eggs, Not Dairy
Does cow’s milk make your tummy feel funny? Don’t fret: Googys are all free of any ingredients that contain dairy. While many protein bars rely on whey protein, Googys are fuelled by egg white protein (sorry vegans). Egg whites contain one of the most bioavailable sources of protein, meaning that our bodies can absorb their protein more readily than the protein found in foods like beans, rice, and peanuts. Each bar has 12 grams of highly bioavailable protein.
3. No Added Sugar
Googys never contain added sugars. Instead, they gather their sweet flavour naturally from dates. These small, plum-like fruits are rich in fibre, potassium, and copper, and they’re known for promoting digestive health, boosting brain health, reducing blood pressure, and fighting inflammation. A 55-gram Choc Sea Salt bars has 18 grams of carbohydrates made up of 4 grams from dietary fibre and 14 grams from sugar. When you compare against other fruit and nut snacks this natural sugar content compares very well.
4. Gluten Free
In addition to dairy, gluten has been a big point of contention amongst many healthy eaters over the past few years. While some people actually have an allergy or intolerance, many people simply choose to avoid gluten as a potential cause of inflammation.
5. Soy Free and Non-GMO
Soy protein is another common protein option and it is completely plant based, however soy comes with a host of other issues including the fact that most soy is genetically modified. It is also higher in phytoestrogens than just about any other food source you will find. Phytoestrogens are plant-based estrogens that mimic estrogen in our bodies which can be bad. Googys ensure all their ingredients are GMO free and do not use any soy.
6. Peanut Free
Australia has a relatively high prevalence of peanut allergy with about 3% of children affected. Peanuts are life threatening to those with severe allergic reactions and current packaging laws governing the statement “may contain traces of peanuts” is confusing. Also a lot of protein bar manufacturers have a peanut bar in their range which means uncertainty for those with peanut allergies. Googys are a completely peanut free protein bar.
7. Paleo & Wholefood diet friendly
While the Paleo diet is a bit polarising, eating real whole foods certainly gets a unanimous thumb’s up, and Googys bars fits the bill on all accounts.
Googys are made without any preservatives. Sulphur dioxide is commonly found in dried fruit to retain colour and extend shelf life. Googys use organic apples and blueberries to avoid this preservative.
9. Four Interesting Flavours
Choc Sea Salt tastes like a fudge brownie, the Apple Cinnamon and Blueberry flavours taste like eating a muffin, and the coffee cocoa is like an espresso bean mocha. All delicious and well-balanced sweet but not too sweet taste.
10. Australian made
What more needs to be said? Made in Melbourne, Googys are an Aussie first as the only protein bar to use the natural power of egg whites. Googys are a clean and healthy tummy filler. Perfectly portioned for the handbag, car, office or for when you’re just in a hungry hurry. This is nutrition your body loves and needs.
– Blog provided by Paul Donovan, creator of Googys.