January 19

We all have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but according to the Dietitians of Canada, almost 40% of Canadians are not eating breakfast. One of the most common reasons Canadians miss breakfast is due to being too busy, not having enough time to prepare food. Thankfully, Edgar and Joe's café has many food options ready for you right in the morning. One of the most popular grab-and-go options is the energy bars, packed with energy-lasting nutrients for your busy day.

Firstly, there are many benefits to eating breakfast in the morning. Some of these benefits include improved appetite control throughout the rest of the day to avoid the mid-day munchies binge. Breakfast will generally give a greater intake of essential nutrients as opposed to the high fat, sugar, and salt typically associated with snack foods.

 

FIBRE & PROTEIN

Specific to the breakfast energy bars, one bar has a whopping ~6 grams of fibre which will keep you fuller throughout the day. Fibre is also essential for maintaining a healthy GI tract, and reducing risk of diseases such as cardiovascular disease. These bars are also high in plant-based proteins with 8.5 grams of protein per serving, important for maintaining your existing muscle mass, hair, nails, and more.

 

HEALTHY FATS & B VITAMINS

There are a variety of different nuts and seeds in the bar that contain essential mono- and polyunsaturated fats, check out previous Edgar and Joe's nutrition blogs to find out why these fats are important for health. Due to the variety of nuts, these bars are also high in thiamine which is vitamin B1, and they are responsible for helping your body metabolize energy properly.

See for yourself how these breakfast energy bars are nutrient-dense and try it today!

 

Sources:
https://www.dietitians.ca/Downloads/Public/Fact_Sheet_1_NM_2015_ENG_COL.aspx
https://www.eatracker.ca/ (Database)

 

 

Nutrient Facts Table


Ingredients: rolled oats, corn syrup, raisins, dried cranberries, peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, whole almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, margarine.