B vitamins are essential to our body’s ability to change the food we eat into energy (3). While B vitamins are used by each cell to function, nowhere is this more important than the brain. They are critical to your ability to think and process information. Your brain uses B vitamins for energy to build new structures and to connect cells to each other (2). They are also used in transporting oxygen by red blood cells and play a role in your mood and/or emotions (4). In short, B vitamins are critical to maintaining the energy you need to think, learn and function (1,5).
1. https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/IND43861414/PDF 2. https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2010/b-vitamins-and-the-aging-brain-examined/3. https://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1029&context=mahpls_fac 4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4772032/5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7019700/
B vitamins are also used by your cells to turn carbohydrates and alcohol into energy. Having a ready supply in your body can help efficiently break down the alcohol you consume. In a recent study, 88% of subjects showed a reduction in hangover symptoms when taking B vitamins before and after drinking. This included a reduction in dehydration and headaches. So if you are going to drink, drink responsibly and keep your body topped off with B vitamins (6,7).
6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3407600/ 7. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1974-20470-001
We love sourdough! It gives a unique taste that adds the right tang to Sasquatch Snackers. While the taste is great, the nutritional benefits are even better (4). The fermentation process of the sourdough produces lactic acid in the starter (not to be confused with the lactic acid commonly mentioned by cycling athletes, see article in Cycling Weekly, link below), and the lactic acid in the sourdough starter neutralizes phytates. What are phytates you ask? Phytates are like magnets that bind to nutrients in food, making it harder for your body to absorb those nutrients (3). The lactic acid from fermentation of the sourdough starter breaks down the phytates found in flour and allows the minerals to be absorbed at higher rates (5). This way your body can easily get all it needs from the B vitamins that are packed into our energy crackers. Studies are also showing that sourdough slows the release of glucose into the bloodstream, thus lowering the glycemic index of the product (1,2). This helps keep your blood sugar from spiking and then crashing, typical of many energy drinks. Sasquatch Snackers give you sustained energy you can count on.
1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/222544688_Sourdough_bread_Starch_digestibility_and_postprandial_glycemic_response 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8000543/3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15631515/4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924224420307202 5. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/antinutrients/#6. https://massagefitnessmag.com/fitness/difference-between-lactic-acid-and-lactate/7. Five lactate lies: what lactate means in cycling: Read article in Cycling Weekly here
Carbohydrates get a bad rap, but the bottom line is, we need them. Carbohydrates are broken down through digestion into sugars and those sugars are used to fuel all the cells in your body. You use carbohydrates for everything from running to breathing to thinking. While simple carbohydrates give you quick energy, they can also result in a crash if not balanced with other food groups. To avoid this, we have added fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates, and monounsaturated fats (good fats from organic olive oil) into Sasquatch Snackers to keep your energy levels up and your blood sugar steady for longer (1,2).
1. https://medlineplus.gov/carbohydrates.html#:~:text=What%20are%20carbohydrates%3F,cells%2C%20tissues%2C%20and%20organs. 2. https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/disorders-of-nutrition/overview-of-nutrition/carbohydrates,-proteins,-and-fats)
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