Vega Bars Review: #FuelYourBetter

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Being a Sweat Pink Ambassador has been such an amazing opportunity of which I’m very grateful. Today, I’m able to feature my Vega Bars review as a Vega Bar blogger through Sweat Pink/Fit Approach!

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I was sent their top 2 flavors for each type of bar (Snack, One, Sport Energy, and Sport Protein):

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The flavors I received were:

The bars were great for many different things – on the go breakfast and lunch options at work, pre- and post- workout, and as a snack!

As soon as I got the bars, I couldn't wait to try them, so of course I had one right away! I first tried the Dark Chocolate Mixed Nuts and Sea Salt and it was DELICIOUS! Definitely my favorite bar overall.
As soon as I got the bars, I couldn’t wait to try them, so of course I had one right away! I first tried the Dark Chocolate Mixed Nuts and Sea Salt and it was DELICIOUS! Definitely my favorite bar overall.
I had a Vega One meal bar for breakfast at work.
I had a Vega One meal bar for breakfast at work.
Trying out the Vega Sport Protein Bar post-workout!
Trying out the Vega Sport Protein Bar post-workout!
A perfect work snack.
A perfect work snack.
I actually decided to mix it up one day and used the Cranberry Almond Snack bar as a granola in my Greek yogurt - it was awesome!
I actually decided to mix it up one day and used the Cranberry Almond Snack bar as a granola in my Greek yogurt – it was awesome!

Overall, the Vega One meal bars were my least favorite type and the Vega Snack bars were my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely liked them all, however this one stole the show as my absolute favorite:

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I will definitely be buying these again though. I love the convenience of having them on hand when a hunger craving comes on. I deal with what is known as “Hangry” so it’s great to stash one of these in my bag to avoid turning into a monster! haha

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A bit about Vega:

Born of the belief that one should not have to compromise between whole food goodness and fast food convenience, Vega products are developed with the following principles in mind:

Plant-based whole foods are the true future of optimal health

“Eat your fruits and vegetables” is one of the most tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet. Plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, enzymes, fiber and phytonutrients. Countless studies support their many health benefits. Vega products are made exclusively from plant-based, whole food ingredients.

Alkaline-forming, plant-based whole foods help build a platform for optimal health

Studies have shown a linkage between an alkaline-forming diet and accelerated growth, development and metabolism1, helping to provide a platform upon which optimal health can be built. In stark contrast to processed food, alkaline-forming foods are nearly exclusively found in the vegetable and fruit groups2 (research has also shown that it is possible to efficiently modify urine pH by diet alone3). Vega products are alkaline-forming2 and 100% plant-based.

Nutrient density is more important than calories

Once your body is supplied with the nourishment it needs, cravings will cease. Consuming nutrient-dense, whole foods is a healthy way to naturally reduce caloric intake, resulting in the creation of a stronger, leaner body. Vega creates products that are nutrient dense, yet relatively low in calories.

What you eat should provide energy, not drain it

Ease of nutrient assimilation is a key benefit of wholesome, natural food. The less energy the body must spend on digestion and assimilation, the more energy it will retain. Enzyme-rich to help with efficient digestion, Vega products offer superior net energy gain.

What you eat should energize through nourishment, not stimulation

Refined foods, refined sugar and caffeine lend temporary energy by stimulating the adrenal glands, creating a brief increase in energy levels but eventually resulting in fatigue.

On a day-to-day basis, Vega One, Energizing Smoothie and Vibrancy bars offer a balance of Omega-3, fiber and low-glycemic carbohydrates to provide a constant, enduring supply of energy through nourishment, not stimulation.

For athletes, the Vega Sport system features products with a judicious balance of minimally-refined carbohydrates and gentler sources of caffeine to provide targeted stimulation to fuel activity, while being mindful of post-workout recovery and long-term wellness.

Minimize exposure to sensitivity-aggravating ingredients

Many people—whether they know it or not—have sensitivities to ingredients that are abundant in the modern, processed food diet. These sensitivities can manifest as headaches, mild flu-like symptoms, low energy, and difficulty shedding body fat. Vega products are dairy, gluten and soy free, and contain no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.*

* Vega products are formulated without dairy, gluten or soy. However, our products that contain solid chocolate (Vega maca chocolate, Vega SaviSeed (Cocoa Kissed only), Vega Sport Protein bars and Vega Vibrancy bars (Chocolate Decadence only), may be made in a facility that also processes chocolate containing dairy and soy.

It is possible to rebuild a younger-feeling body

People who exercise regularly break down cellular tissue during every workout. What you eat serves as the building blocks for cellular restoration. Poor-quality construction materials result in poor-quality structures, and the converse is also true. You literally are what you eat!

If regular exercise puts your body in perpetual regeneration mode, you want to give it the highest quality building materials available so your body can rebuild a stronger, younger-feeling version of you.

The nutrient-dense, high net-gain, alkaline-forming nutrition found in plant-based whole foods and superior natural health products like those offered by Vega is truly the best building material available for your body.

Have you tried any Vega Bars or other Vega products? What were your thoughts?

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Disclosure: As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was chosen to review the line of Vega bars. I received all product reviewed for free. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

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