Extend Nutrition Bars – Review

Ginger Vieira, life coach and diabetes advocate, reviews Extend Bars — which claim to control your blood sugar for quite a long while.

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  •  affordable snack replacement bar
  • chewy consistency in a variety of flavors that many may enjoy

CONs:

  • nutrition facts and net carb calculation don’t always agree
  • nine-hour BG control claim is hard to replicate: watch how they impact your personal blood sugar

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New Chapter Vitamins – Review

Diabetes advocate and lifestyle coach Ginger Vieira reviews New Chapter vitamins — which she finds some of the best.

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • derived from real, whole foods
  • high-quality and minimally processed
  • no chemicals means easier for stomach to digest

CONs:

  • not as potent as some other vitamins, may need to take 3 to get full dose
  • not cheap: 72 vitamins cost about $30

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Explore Asian Black Bean Pasta – Review

Ginger Vieira, lifestyle coach and diabetes advocate, reviews Explore Asian Black Bean Pasta — one of her favorite gluten-free and low-carb food options!

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • low-carb, and made of just two natural ingredients
  • gluten- free, vegan, kosher, organic, non-GMO and delicious!

CONs:

  • some folks might be turned off by the black color
  • not cheap, at $3-$5 per bag

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Level Foods Protein Bars and Shakes – Review

Cait Patterson reviews Level Foods protein bars and shakes — great snacks for PWDs on the go!

REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN -

PROs:

  • actually taste like food
  • gluten-free and low Glycemic Index
  • doesn’t cause a spike in blood sugars
  • great for on-the-go meals

CONs:

  • only four bars or shakes per package
  • currently only available at Target or to order online

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