RESTART ENERGY BARS have 3 grams of net carbs per bar. No added sugars or sugar alcohols often used as sweeteners and ways to decrease net carbs.
Island Pineapple: Walnuts, Almonds, Cocao Butter, Coconut Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut, Cacao, Cinnamon, Pineapple, Stevia Leaf
Blueberry Bliss: Walnuts, Almonds, Cocao Butter, Coconut Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut, Cacao, Cinnamon, Blueberries, Stevia Leaf
Strawberry Blast: Walnuts, Almonds, Cacao Butter, Coconut Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut, Cacao, Cinnamon, Strawberries, Stevia Leaf
Banana Bonanza: Walnuts, Almonds, Cacao Butter, Coconut Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut, Cacao, Cinnamon, Banana, Stevia Leaf
Mango Explosion: Walnuts, Almonds, Cacao Butter, Coconut Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut, Cacao, Cinnamon, Mango, Stevia Leaf
In the late 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. Science has proven this wrong the opposite is true. Good fats help reduce the risk of heart disease as well as help maintain a healthy weight.
Dr. David Ludwig a leading Harvard Medical School Expert and author of the book "Always Hungry" jumps into this issue. Advising Americans to eat more healthy fats and reduce carbohydrate intake.
David Perlmutter, MD author of the "Grain Brain" and "Brain Maker" take this one step further and looks at the implication of carbohydrates and wheat on the brain and body.
These books along with numerous journal articles are the reason why RESTART contains over 75% FAT, 17% PROTEIN, and 8% NET CARBOHYDRATES in each bite. RESTART makes it easy for people to get their daily dose of good healthy fats.
Coconut Oil and Flakes
We use coconut oil and coconut flakes in RESTART to get our macro-nutrient fat content up. As well as take advantage of the brain boosting effects of MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides). With 62% of coconut oil composing of MCTs. Each bite of RESTART is feeding your brain!
MCTs are easily digested and converted into ketone bodies. These ketone bodies cross the blood brain barrier and are used as brain fuel. Coconut oil increases HDL (good cholesterol) in the body and reduces the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol). When LDL is oxidized it creates plaque. Preventing the oxidation of LDL is key to reducing the risk of heart disease.
Walnuts are the powerhouse of RESTART. Walnuts are 65% fat and contain many of the essential vitamins and minerals necessary for our bodies to thrive! Rich in antioxidants, walnuts are proven to increase brain function and protect our body from free radical damage. High levels of free radicals have been linked to a variety of diseases and increases the signs of aging. And who doesn't want to prevent that from happening in the body?
Additionally, RESTART uses walnuts due to their high Vitamin E content. Vitamin E protects cells from free radical damage, while also being linked to reducing cognitive aging. Almonds Like walnuts, almonds are high in an array of antioxidants, as well as, in vitamins and minerals such as; magnesium, manganese, and vitamin E. What we really like about almonds is the flavonoids!
Flavonoids have been proven to increase blood flow to the brain. As well as been linked to people feeling mentally "sharp" after eating flavonoids.
Magnesium is used in over 600 chemical reactions in the body. The typical person eating a western diet does not consume enough magnesium. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to high blood pressure, depression, sleeping problems, and low energy.
Pumpkin seeds are one of the best sources of magnesium. Eating RESTART makes sure you are getting your daily dose of magnesium. No magnesium pill needed! Besides being high in magnesium, pumpkin seeds are also rich in antioxidants, vitamin K, phosphorous, manganese, iron, zinc, and copper.
Cacao and Cacao Butter
Nearly every ingredient in RESTART is jammed with antioxidants. Cacao is no exception! Boasting an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score of 95,500 µmol per 100g.
Cacao is one of the most rich antioxidant foods in the world. To make a simple comparison blueberries have an ORAC of 2,400. Cacao has also been proven to increase collagen in the body. Instead of consuming collagen from beef marrow, one can attain the same benefits with cacao. Cacao increases collagen in the body. Like coconut oil, cacao reduces oxidation of LDL which helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
Unlike numerous foods RESTART doesn't have any of those unpronounceable bad preservatives! RESTART uses cinnamon! Cinnamon can be used as a natural preservative, making it scientifically awesome!
Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years and is scientifically proven to provide numerous health benefits. Cinnamon is known to provide anti-inflammatory benefits as well as being high in antioxidants and aiding in digestion.
This is why RESTART can last so long naturally and you won't need to worry about having to refrigerate RESTART.
We wanted to make RESTART a RAW product with a long shelf life. In order to do this the solution was to use freeze-dried fruit.Freeze-drying takes the water out of food but keeps the nutritional content.
Thanks to freeze-dried fruit RESTART can keep their energy bites' fruit sugar contents low and still give a blast of flavor in each bite! We use freeze-dried pineapples, strawberries, passion fruits, bananas, and lemons. All of these fruits are abundant in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that has been tied to aiding the immune system.
We decided to add raw stevia leaves to RESTART to take advantage of all the properties of this ancient herb that has been used for over 1,500 years in South America.
Stevia leaves are 10-15 times sweeter than sugar with no blood glucose impact.
We use raw stevia leaves not to be confused with highly processed stevia extract which is 300 times sweeter than sugar and has not been around longer than 30 years.
CBD Hemp Extract
This year the FDA approved the first cannabidiol drug and acknowledged the medical benefits of CBD.
Numerous journal articles have been published around the world alluding to the medical benefits of CBD.
From stimulating our metabolism to burn fat by boosting the activity and number of mitochondria in our bodies. As well as decrease the expression of proteins associated with creating new fat cells.
To helping alleviate pain, depression, anxiety, and stress by interacting with our brain's dopamine, serotonin, and opioid systems.
After carefully researching and reviewing these scientific journal articles we decided to make a Kickstarter exclusive RESTART bar with 10mg of CBD from hemp extract. We use pure CBD from hemp extract without any THC. You can safely consume these Kickstarter exclusive RESTART bars without any psychoactive effects or fear about failing a drug test.
Some of you guys have supported RESTART since the beginning. We have come a long way and overcome numerous bumps.
RESTART no longer melts unless the ambient temperature is above 98 degrees Fahrenheit. We have added more raw cacao butter to help keep RESTART in bar form.
We added stevia leaf to complement the freeze-dried fruit making RESTART even more tasty. We did not want to add processed stevia or use sugar alcohols. We believe in RAW food and not tricking people.
Finally, we are offering a Kickstarter exclusive RESTART bar with 10 mg of CBD from hemp extract. Now you guys can receive the benefits of CBD hemp extract while eating a genuinely clean bar that is 75% FAT making it a superior delivery system for CBD unlike anything else around.
We revamped our packaging making it stronger and 100% recyclable. Each bar is industrially heat sealed so it's ready to face the elements and handle shipping. We are working on a recycling program with Terracycle to make it easy to recycle our packaging. For now ship us your used RESTART wrappers and we will get them recycled for you. Our box is made of 100% recycled material and can be tossed in your recycling bin.
With so much waste being created from food wrappers we want to be conscious and sustainable with our packaging by trying to minimize our environmental impact.
We could talk about food science for days but lets take a minute to meet the guy that created RESTART.
Our founder Alexander von Allmen was born in Bern,Switzerland and later moved to Boulder, Colorado where he attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. Here he obtained dual bachelor degrees in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering.
After graduating he worked in corporate America. After 5 years of working 14-16 hours a day he knew something had to change. He created RESTART out of necessity. RESTART is his solution to easily follow a scientifically supported lifestyle.
RESTART is mindfully produced with quality environmentally sourced ingredients. Each bar of RESTART is quality checked to make sure we are giving you the best quality product. We have a commercial gluten free kitchen in Boulder, Colorado where we hand craft and pack RESTART bars.
Risks and challenges
Given that this is a physical food product, unforeseen challenges do arise. But we promise to be transparent and communicate frequently to update our backers in the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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