BenBanter Keto Bars (with No Artificial Sweeteners): How They Stack Up Nutritionally

BenBanter Keto Bars (with No Artificial Sweeteners): How They Stack Up Nutritionally
March 16, 2020 bb_admin
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We make keto bars that are not only great tasting and keto-friendly, but exceptionally nutritious too.

Unlike many low-carb bars, BenBanter keto bars don’t contain any artificial sweeteners or other nasty ingredients like unhealthy oils.

Why our bars are good for you

Our keto bars are made only of nuts, seeds and natural flavourings.

That’s why they’re good for you. There are no artificial sweeteners or artificial anything – only ingredients from real, natural food sources.

A choice of three flavours

We offer three keto bars. They contain no sugar, no sweetener, no dates, no fruit and no vegetable oil – only the goodness of coconut oil.

African Macadamia

Our African Macadamia bar is made with nuts, seeds and natural flavouring.

The natural flavouring comes from the highly nutritious African macadamia nut, which is a good source of vitamin A, iron, protein, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.

It also provides small amounts of selenium (an antioxidant), calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.

Here’s what’s in our African Macadamia bar:

blanched almonds (21%), chicory root, pecan nuts (15%), macadamia nuts (9%), sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, water, almond butter (3%), whey protein isolate, coconut oil (2%), natural flavouring, emulsifier (rapeseed lecithin), salt, rosemary extract.

Dark Cocoa

Our Dark Cocoa bar is made with nuts, seeds and natural flavouring.

The chocolate flavour and darkness come from cocoa, which is high in iron, magnesium and zinc.

Here’s what’s in our Dark Cocoa bar:

blanched almonds (26%), chicory root, sesame seeds, almond butter (8%), sunflower seeds, coconut chips (7%), water, cocoa powder (4%), whey protein isolate, coconut oil (2%), natural flavouring, emulsifier (rapeseed lecithin), rosemary extract, salt.

Almond Coffee

Our Almond Coffee bar is made with nuts, seeds and natural flavouring. The natural flavouring from coffee will delight you.

Here’s what’s in our Almond Coffee bar:

blanched almonds (26%), chicory root, sunflower seeds (15%), almond butter (12%), whey protein isolate, water, chia seeds (3%), natural flavouring, pumpkin seeds (3%), coffee (2%), coconut oil (2%), emulsifier (rapeseed lecithin), rosemary extract, salt.

Our keto bars don’t contain artificial sweeteners

Many snacks, including low-carb foods and many other brands of keto bars, contain artificial sweeteners.

Among the most common are aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, neotame and acesulfame potassium.

Artificial sweeteners are chemicals recognised as sweet by taste receptors on the tongue.

The body can’t break down the chemicals so they provide virtually zero calories.

Sounds good, but are they too good to be true? Possibly…

Are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Artificial sweeteners may be helpful for those looking to reduce their sugar intake.

However, concerns remain about their possible health effects.

For example, studies have linked artificial sweeteners to side-effects ranging from headaches and poor blood sugar control to disrupted gut bacteria and higher risk of metabolic syndrome.

Not all the research is conclusive, and more studies are still needed.

In the meantime, BenBanter prefers to avoid artificial sweeteners where naturally sweet, low-carb foods can serve the same purpose.

Real food tastes better, and it’s better for you.

Understanding the ingredients in our keto bars

You may not recognise all the ingredients in our keto bars, but they’re all nutritious, natural ingredients.

Chicory root

This is a fibre-rich plant that helps you feel full.

Whey protein isolate

Whey protein isolates contain all nine amino acids. It’s among the purest protein sources, ideal for fuelling muscle and stimulating muscle protein synthesis.

Natural flavouring

A natural flavouring is one that is derived from a plant, fruit or spice. It’s not created in a laboratory.

Rapeseed lecithin (emulsifier)

Lecithin, which is made from rapeseed, contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which benefits cardiovascular health.

Ingredients in other low-carb and keto bars

Always read the ingredient list, and don’t assume that “keto-friendly” means healthy. Low-carb junk is still junk!

The following ingredients, which appear in some keto bars, are probably best avoided:

  • artificial sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame and saccharin
  • sugar alcohols, such as xylitol, sorbitol, maltitol and erythritol (although this is the best of the sugar alcohols)
  • unhealthy oils, such as palm, soybean, canola, corn, grapeseed, peanut, sunflower and safflower oil
  • isomalto-oligosaccharide (or IMO), a starch-based syrup that, according to studies, can actually spike blood sugar levels.

Ideal when you’re on the move

Following a keto lifestyle isn’t always easy – especially when time is tight.

Keto bars are low-carb energy bars that curb hunger and give your body the energy boost it needs, whenever and wherever you need it.

They do this without loading your body with sugar.

Keep a BenBanter bar in your workbag, gym bag, school bag, car and desk drawer. That way, you’ll always have fast access to a healthy snack.

Where to buy BenBanter keto bars

You can buy our keto bars online and have them delivered directly to your door. Choose a flavour, or try them all with a variety pack.

Our keto bars are also available from select stockists in Singapore.