Boosting Omega-3’s in your Custom Protein Bars

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Here’s a quick tip to boost the nutrition levels of your next box of custom protein bars:

Add ingredients high in Omega 3’s !

Don’t worry–it’s easy, won’t affect the flavor profile that much, and has some major health benefits!

Before we get into details on which ingredients to use, let’s take a look at why adding some omega 3’s to your next protein bar creation is worth the effort…

Health Benefits of Omega-3’s

There are plenty of well-documented health benefits of omega-3’s. In fact, we found just under 30 studies that show a positive connection between omega 3 consumption and the improvement of ailments including depression, brain health, cardiovascular disease, and ADHD just to name a few.

Without getting too technical, here is why adding more omega 3’s to your diet makes sense…

Their major benefit stems from their anti-inflammatory properties. Simply put, they help reduce body inflammation, which has been linked just about every disease imaginable.

By adding omega 3’s to your diet you can decrease body inflammation for a potentially significant impact on your health!

Add These Ingredients for an Omega 3 BOOST!

Here is a list of the five omega-3-rich ingredients that you can add to your protein bar recipe:

  1. Chia Seeds
  2. Flaxseeds
  3. Hemp Hearts
  4. Chia Powder
  5. Flaxseed Powder
  6. Walnuts

Although you can choose all ingredients listed above, It’s not necessary.

To get the most ‘bang for your buck’, we recommend choosing chia or flaxseed powder. Not only are the easiest for the body to digest, but they also contain the highest levels of omega 3’s (anti-inflammatory), and the lowest levels of omega 6’s (pro-inflammatory).

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