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PureFit Bars

ProZone is very happy to announce it is now the New Zealand distributor of PureFit® bars.  Our first shipment has landed and is flying out the door. We have seven delicious flavours including the new Peanut Butter Toffee Crunch and I am happy to supply boxes mixed with all flavours or just your favourites if you specify them when you place your order. Go to our shop and order online now or, if you are in Wellington, pop into the office to collect them.  Please text or phone first to make sure that I am in the office. The bars are

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“Healthy” Snack Bars

Consumer has tested and commented on 35 snack bars sold in New Zealand.  it quite rightly says that most are high in sugar and saturated fats and are unhealthy. Consumer used the new health star rating system which has been introduced by the government.  It is a label on the front of the pack which gives consumers an “at a glance” guide to the nutrition value of food with five stars being the healthiest and one star being the most unhealthy.  Nine of the 35 bars received 3 stars or more with only four bars gaining four stars or more.

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Gluten-Free – a Growing Business

“Don’t be fooled….just because it’s gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s healthy. The majority of gluten-free products are just highly processed junk foods with clever marketing designs. Breads, cereals, cookies, muffins, pastas, etc. labeled gluten-free typically replace wheat with rice & corn (flour) starch, potato starch, soy flour, tapioca starch & sorghum, which quickly metabolize into sugar, spike insulin, increase cravings and inflammation”  comment from Paula Owens, Nutritionist on LinkedIn While some people may be gluten sensitive, very few are coeliacs who are truly gluten intolerant. There are plenty of good food choices out there without gluten in them but the burgeoning

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