Looking for the perfect healthy snack to fuel up for your next hike or grueling gym workout? It can be surprisingly difficult because many popular energy bars and snacks contain artificially added sugary syrups that provide a temporary energy boost, but are basically candy bars. But look no further! In addition to providing a flavorful punch, Bahamii Bites are perfectly suited for an athletic lifestyle and are a great way to healthily fuel up before and after a workout. All of our Bahamii Bites flavors: Chocolate Almond, Coconut Vanilla, and Honey Cinnamon are 100% organic, plant based, and are gluten free. Here is a breakdown of how a couple of Bahamii Bites ingredients benefit athletic performance:
The main ingredient in Bahamii Bites are dates: a great source of steady natural energy that does not lead to sudden crashes that are associated with sugary energy bars. This is due to dates’ low glycemic index, which measures the effect of carbs on blood sugar levels, caused by its natural plant fiber. This basically means that dates release glucose slowly and steadily, which helps sustain constant energy levels over a long period of time. While other energy snacks might give you a temporary energy boost in the beginning and then quickly fade, Bahamii Bites will give you the staying power to last the entire duration of your workout. Furthermore, dates are high in potassium that helps replenish electrolytes lost through sweat and helps prevents cramps. Potassium also helps build muscles and protein in the body! Dates are also high in essential vitamins, such as vitamin B6 a.k.a pyridoxine. Vitamin B6 is important in any athlete’s diet because it encourages the breakdown on proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, which is vital because they are used by the body to produce energy for strenuous activities.
A main ingredient, second to dates, in our Chocolate Almond Bahamii Bites flavor is almonds, which are very important to fueling up for a workout. Almonds are an abundant source of vitamin E, unsaturated fats, fiber, protein, and minerals such as calcium. After prolonged exercise, muscle proteins breakdown and need to be quickly replaced by high quality proteins to promote the growth of muscle tissue, , which almonds provide. Almonds are a calorie-dense nut, but this isn’t linked to substantial weight gain! They actually have been associated with less weight gain because the fat and fiber content improves feelings of fullness. This will ensure that you won’t be running on empty when you’re in the middle of your hike or bike session.
The packaging of Bahamii Bites are also very portable and convenient to carry to any athletic occasion. You can easily put them in a bag and unpack it at any time to refuel before, during, or after a workout. Bahamii Bites include two snack bites in a package, so you can easily share the goodness with your workout partner without making a mess!