An Ideal "Meal" to Feed Your Muscles, Anytime
- Delicious "Candy-Bar" Taste
- Low Sugar Alcohols & Zero Trans Fat
- 27g Protein, Powered by Whey Protein Hydrolysates
- High Fiber
The decadent taste and most advanced protein makes Eat-Smart whey protein bars ideal to eat first thing in the morning, before workouts, and certainly immediately following your workout—when your hard-working muscles benefit most from a fast-acting protein like the Whey Hydrolysates found in Eat-Smart!
Delicious "Candy-Bar" Taste, Voted #1
Eat-Smart has a delicious "candy-bar" taste that starts with rich, creamy dark chocolate covering moist, chewy whey crisps, layered with oooey, gooey caramel and real, fresh-roasted peanuts. One bite and you'll discover why, in consumer taste-tests, it was the overwhelming taste champion, even when compared to some of the most popular protein bars on the market. Don't let the candy-bar taste fool you… Eat-Smart's nutritional profile is unmatched (click the ingredients tab to read the ingredients).
The Fastest, Purest, Most Advanced Protein
Eat-Smart is packed with 27 grams of ultra-premium protein, powered by "Whey Hydrolysates," the purest and most bioavailable source of protein available. Hydrolyzing is a process by which intact proteins are carefully broken down into smaller fragments, called micro-fraction peptides. As a result, the protein now has faster delivery and is utilized easier (than regular whey) to help you build a superior body.
An Ideal "Meal" to Feed Your Healthy Muscles, Anytime
The decadent taste and most advanced protein makes Eat-Smart whey protein bars ideal to eat first thing in the morning, before workouts, and certainly immediately following your workout—when your hard-working muscles benefit most from a fast-acting protein like the Whey Hydrolysates found only in Eat-Smart!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does an Eat Smart Bar taste like?
Eat-Smart has a delicious "candy-bar" taste. The Chocolate Peanut Caramel Crunch flavor starts with rich, creamy dark chocolate covering moist, chewy whey crisps, layered with oooey, gooey caramel and real fresh-roasted peanuts. One bite, and you'll discover why, in consumer taste-tests, it was the overwhelming taste champion, even when compared to some of the most popular bars on the market. But don't let the taste fool you—it has a nutritional profile to match (see the ingredients label above).
What makes the Eat-Smart bar so different from all of the other protein bars?
Let's start with the fact that our Eat-Smart bar is packed with 27 grams of ultra-premium protein, powered by "Whey Protein Hydrolosates" (the purest and most bioavailable source of protein); and, as countless "raving fans" have told us, it's undeniably the best-tasting protein bar you can find. Eat-Smart is truly the best of both worlds—the best in protein, and the best in taste.
What's inside an Eat-Smart bar that makes it so healthy for you?
Don't let the candy-bar-like taste fool you… the Eat-Smart bar's nutritional profile is unmatched: packed with the highest quality proteins, good, healthy carbs, vitamins and minerals, and high in fiber… And just as important as what it contains is what it doesn't: you'll find very little sugar alcohols and no gelatin proteins, unhealthy hydrogenated oils, aspartame, or high-fructose corn syrup.
Why are Whey Protein Hydrolysates the "Powered By" choice of protein in Eat-Smart bar?
The Hydrolyzed protein, found in Eat-Smart whey protein bars, have been isolated to remove the excess fat, lactose, cholesterol, and carbohydrates… leaving a premium protein source that's ultra-pure, more quickly digested and absorbed, and packed with the vital amino acids to help you build a superior body.
What is "Hydrolyzed" protein and why is it superior to other sources of protein?
Hydrolyzing is a process by which intact proteins are carefully broken down into smaller fragments (called micro-fraction peptides). As a result, the protein now has faster delivery and is utilized easier by your body. This makes Eat-Smart whey protein bars ideal to eat first thing in the morning (they go great with a cup of coffee), before workouts, and certainly immediately following your workout—when your hard-working muscles benefit most from a fast-acting protein like the Hydrolysates found in Eat-Smart!
Are there any scientific studies on Whey Protein Hydrolysates?
Certainly! That's why we chose Whey Hydrolysates as the primary source of protein in our Eat-Smart bars. There has been an abundance of scientific evidence in recent years suggesting that faster-acting, more bioavailable proteins, like Hydrolysates, are much more efficient at inducing post-workout anabolism (the act of building muscle). The most prominent study to date demonstrated that a 35-gram dose of hydrolysate protein is, on average, 30% more effective in stimulating muscle anabolism than intact protein when measured over a six-hour period (Koopman et al., 2009).
Another impressive study (Tang, et al., 2009) suggested that ingestion of whey protein Hydrolysate results in a larger increase in blood amino acids and muscle anabolism compared to soy protein or casein—both at rest and after resistance exercise.
Buckley, et al. (2009), studied whether Hydrolyzed whey proteins speed recovery more effectively than intact ("regular") whey protein, following eccentric exercise. The subjects in the study performed 100 maximal eccentric contractions of their knee extensors and then consumed either 25 grams of Hydrolyzed whey protein or intact whey protein. Not surprisingly, the whey protein Hydrolysate group recovered fully in six hours, while it remained suppressed in the intact whey protein group. The importance of such accelerated recovery cannot be understated because it is well known that increased muscle recovery is associated directly with enhanced muscle growth.
Yet another study (Cribb, et al., 2006) measured recreational male bodybuilders who supplemented their diets with either Hydrolyzed whey protein or casein (1.5 grams/kilogram of body weight/per day) for the duration of the study (10 weeks). The study found that the whey protein Hydrolysate group achieved substantially greater gains in muscle strength and lean body mass compared to the casein group. But that's not all… another study has found that whey protein Hydrolysate also enhances the effects of carbohydrate ingestion on post-exercise muscle glycogen resynthesis, as demonstrated by Morifuji, et al., 2009
As you can see, these studies clearly demonstrate that a high-quality protein, namely Whey Hydrolysates found in Eat-Smart, are a better quality source of protein for accelerated recovery and superior muscular growth.
What is the best time to consume an Eat-Smart bar?
Because Eat-Smart is a meal replacement/protein bar and not just a "snack," they are perfect any time you need a delicious, satisfying source of 27 grams of ultra-premium protein—for breakfast, before or after your workouts, or anytime you're on the go and hungry.
Does Eat-Smart contain lactose?
Though it contains dairy-based ingredients, Eat-Smart is essentially "lactose-free" because it contains less than one-half of a percent. On a percentage basis, our bar is 99% lactose free, so it should be suitable for anyone with lactose intolerance. That means, unlike other protein sources, after eating an Eat-Smart bar, you won't need to worry about having an upset stomach, gas, or feeling bloated.
Are Eat-Smart bars gluten free?
Yes. Although our bar is certified "gluten-free", because the machinery we use to manufacture the Eat-Smart bar also processes other products which may contain gluten, there is a chance of trace amounts. However, in addition to our certification, we can assure you that there are not any ingredients used in our Eat-Smart bar that contain gluten.
Are Eat-Smart bars certified Kosher?
Though many of the ingredients used to make an Eat-Smart bar are kosher-certified, the bars, as such, are not certified by a kosher certification body.
What is the primary source of fat in an Eat-Smart bar?
Eat-Smart bars are 100% free of any trans fats (the bad stuff!). What may surprise you is that half of the fat content is derived from real roasted peanuts—which are good, healthy fats your body can use. Aside from that, the remaining fats come from oils used to make the bar moist, chewy, and to serve as a natural preservative.
Are Eat-Smart bars safe for my kids to eat?
We can tell you from first-hand experience: the owner of iSatori (the makers of Eat-Smart) has three girls who LOVE eating their Eat-Smart bars. In fact, they eat one pretty much every day. And because we value the safety of our customers, just like our owner does his own family, we can assure you that our Eat-Smart bars are safe for adults and children to eat. Keep in mind, kids' nutritional needs are not that much different from ours, as adults, only in smaller portions. Because our Eat-Smart bars are larger, 80grams in size, you might find your kid can eat only half of the bar at a time. Keep in mind, though, you should always check the label to look for any ingredients that may be of interest to you, especially for allergens (because Eat-Smart does contain peanuts); and just in case, you might want
Why is soy protein in your bar?
Whey protein (from Isolates, Concentrates, and Hydrolysates) is the predominant source of protein in our Eat-Smart bars. Eat-Smart does contain small amounts of soy protein, though, and in some cases soy has been used as a processing aid in the manufacture of some of the minor ingredients. Whereas some brands of protein bars use a manufacturing/labeling trick to "pump up" their protein content by using gelatin (an incomplete protein made from cows' hooves), we chose primarily to use only the highest quality, most bioavailable ("usable") sources of protein, from whey.
How do I calculate the "net carbohydrates" in an Eat-Smart bar?
Counting net carbohydrates is based on the premise that certain carbohydrates contribute to increased blood glucose (sugar) levels, while others do not. Low carbohydrate diets (such as the Atkins diet) consider fiber, sugar alcohols, and other such carbohydrates to be "non-impact carbohydrates," meaning that our bodies can't metabolize or use them, so they simply don't count (yet, keep in mind, they still provide calories).
Net carbohydrates are calculated by taking total carbohydrate grams and subtracting from those any indicated fiber or sugar alcohol grams. The remaining carbohydrates are considered the given product's net carbohydrates. So, since an Eat-Smart bar contains 33 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of sugar alcohols, the "net carbohydrate" impact is equal to 22 (33 - 5 - 6 = 22). This carbohydrate "impact" may seem relatively high to some people, but the reality is carbohydrates, whether from whole-food or sugar alcohols, still contain calories. And as we know, overconsumption of calories is what leads to unwanted weight gain, particularly bodyfat.
Why are lower sugar alcohols important to me?
For one good reason: your stomach. While FDA labeling rules do not require identification of the sugar alcohol content of food products (including protein bars), we added this information to our "nutritional facts" label because we wanted you to see we purposely kept our sugar alcohol levels very low; whereas most companies simply load up their bars with sugar alcohols to lower the "net impact" effect of their bar—the undesired effect, unfortunately, is that high amount of sugar alcohols can leave your stomach distressed, bloated, full of gas, and if too much is consumed, can even lead to diarrhea.