Our fundamental philosophy is that proper nutrition is a balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates and isolating any one item doesn’t result in well balanced nutrition and health. Instead, we feel that nutrition is about the combined synergistic relationship of whole foods. The most important thing to consider is the overall dietary picture.
WHY AREn’t patterbars LOWer IN CARBOHYDRATES?
Just like sugars, not all carbohydrates are created equally. What’s most important is the type of carbs that you choose to eat: the amount of carbs in your diet (high or low) is less important.
We believe that ease and sustainability are very important in creating a healthful and well-rounded diet. Rather than following a strict diet that requires limiting or counting the number of grams of carbs consumed, Patterbar feels it’s more important to eat carbs from healthy foods.
Carbohydrates are found in an array of healthy and unhealthy foods: they come in a variety of forms, most commonly sugars, fibers, and starches. They provide the body with glucose, which is converted to energy, used to support bodily functions and physical activity.
The healthiest sources of carbs are unprocessed or minimally processed whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans, and promote good health by delivering vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a host of important phytonutrients. While the carbs in your Patterbar may seem high, they are healthy carbs derived from unprocessed whole foods. These are carbs you can feel good about eating as they provide you with minerals, vitamins and long-lasting benefits.