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6
MAY

New Brands Showcase: Bhu Fit

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 11:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
BhuFoodsA happy, healthier world starts with a healthy and delicious diet. That is the belief of Lucky Vitamin’s recently added brand of nutritional bars: Bhu Fit.

Bhu Fit offers an exceptional line of nutritional bars which are developed to be the best superfood alternative to sugary snacks. These premium bars are healthy, low sugar, high fiber, clean-label products and are created to exceed the expectations of customers. The company strives for excellence in everything ensuring that by only using the freshest, healthiest, super food, organic, whole food, fair trade, sustainable ingredients in all products.

Bhu Fit products are super foods as they contain almonds, pistachios, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, coconut oil, chunks of apples, and dried cherries. The company uses the highest quality, non-GMO, low sugar, low carb ingredients available and make sure the only sugar in the bars comes from things like tapioca fiber, shredded coconut, dried apples and dried cherries. There is not even a single artificial ingredient being used.

You can save even more when you shop Bhu Fit products at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter the promo code MAY16NEW16 at checkout to get an extra 15% OFF on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this offer expires 5/31/16.




22
APR

New Brands Showcase: Mauer

Filed Under: Nutritional Bars,Sports Nutrition at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
MauerLucky Vitamin is introducing another top-quality brand of sport nutrition products to our customers: Mauer.

Mauer offers a premium line of supplements that are organic, clean, and serve as an honest, nutritious alternative for people who are not only athletes, but everyday people who just want to lead a healthier lifestyle. As a strong brand, Mauer Sports Nutrition wants to create strong families as well.

Mauer Sports Nutrition wants to provide a healthy alternative to today’s energy bar, drink and shot market. The company realizes there is currently an abundance of these products, however Mauer intends to offer an alternative that will not only taste amazing but contains no refined sugar, no artificial flavors, no preservatives, and is non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism), and gluten-free. The company’s goal is to take sport and energy alternative market to a new level of nutrition, by providing the protein and energy boost needed to sustain a healthy body while helping the everyday person enjoy a better lifestyle.

You can save even more when you shop Mauer Sports Nutrition products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code APR16NEW16 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand. Here’s the scoop on a bunch of exciting new items at LuckyVitamin.com.




21
MAR

New Brand Spotlight: Premier Protein

Filed Under: Nutritional Bars,Supplements at 7:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
B20Lucky Vitamin is happy to present another top-quality brand of health food products to our customers: Premier Protein.

Premier Protein offers a unique line of nutritional bars made to help your achieve a healthy and active life. The company believes that nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. Although eating healthy and staying active is challenging in today’s hectic life, Premier Protein strives to be your health and nutrition partner, making powerful, healthy choices easy.

These nutritional bars were developed to provide you energy for every day. Loaded with protein, the company understands that getting enough protein can be hard, especially protein that doesn’t come with too many calories or too much fat. That’s the reason Premier Protein has create these delicious, essential healthy protein products that curbs hunger and fuels your energy for whatever you love to do. Premier Protein bars are loaded with protein but are also an excellent source of fiber. All products are gluten free and contain no artificial flavors or colors.

You can save even more when you shop Premier Protein products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code MAR16NEW16 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand.




14
DEC

How to Fuel Up For a Long Run

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Nutritional Bars,Sports Nutrition,Vitamins and Minerals at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Long RunThe long run is often the ultimate quest for runners as this challenging exercise is known to build endurance and strength as well as teach runners how to deal with fatigue and pain. Anything over 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) may be considered a long, resistance exercise and may take some preparation not only to do well and complete the run but also to prevent injuries. When preparing for long run workouts, people often ask themselves many questions regarding pre-race, during, and post-race tips. So, what’s really the best way to prepare for long runs, including half-marathons, 10 Ks, or just an hour jogging in the park?

Pre-Workout

Hydration is extremely important before any run or race. Hydrate well but as usual and drink according to your thirst. Consuming drinks with sodium will help stimulate thirst and retain fluids consumed. Avoid alcoholic beverages as they increase urine output and delay optimal rehydration. Don’t overdo it as over-hydration can lead to the need to urinate during the race, a very common problem for beginners.

Trying to determine how much food to take in before a long run can be complicated since everyone is different, have different fitness levels, different diets, etc. However, an easy, general rule is to consume approximately 0.5 grams of carbohydrate for every pound of body weight and then multiply that number by the number of hours prior to the start of your run. Choose light, easy to digest meals that will put fuel in your tank. For example, eat a high-carbohydrate, low-protein meal a few hours prior your longer runs, or a snack or nutritional bar for shorter runs.

During Workout

During workout, your body needs hydration and, for the longer runs, carbs. An average of 30g to 60g of carbohydrate per hour of running is a good basic rule and sports drinks are an excellent way to hydrate and consume the glucose needed. For more extreme workouts, runners need to get a more high-octane fuel, essentially more concentrated, and often available in energy gels, blocks, beans, and chews. These sports nutrition products are engineered to supply needed carbohydrate, which fuels your muscles and keeps blood sugar levels steady, and electrolytes, which help retain fluids to maintain hydration, prevent cramping, and perform other functions in the body. Make sure to follow your high-octane fuel with water.

Post-Workout

No secret here, after runs, carbohydrates. Choose quick-digesting forms of carbohydrate, such as sports drinks, to allow your body to replenish its stored carbohydrate in your muscles. Fruit, crackers and bread are great after-race meals.  Within the first 30 to 60 minutes after the race, it is crucial to consume some protein to help repair all your worn and torn muscles. Low-fat chocolate milk contains a good combination of carbohydrate and protein to help you refuel. Protein energy bars are also a great choice.

Last Tip

A combination of both sports drinks and water is perfect during and after a run as it can replenish the sodium and potassium you lose through sweat, while giving your body some energy from carbohydrate. After the run, rehydrate with a sports drink first, then water.




28
NOV

New Brand Spotlight: Glukos

Filed Under: Nutritional Bars,Supplements at 9:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
GlukosLucky Vitamin is proud to present another premium brand of energy products to our customers: Glukos.

Glukos offers a superior line of energy products developed to give the fuel you need to reach the next level, in the purest form of energy available. Created with only natural ingredients, Glukos contains glucose, the fastest and most efficient energy source that drives our bodies. Glukos products offer two times the energy, twice as fast, giving the body everything it needs to perform like never before. These products are perfect for athletes who want to perform at optimum levels while competing. The company was started to fill a gap in the energy product market: a sport fuel product without the unnatural ingredients and sugars that are the pitfalls of other conventional products. After an extensive research and development to find the optimum source of energy that was both healthy and effective for athletes, Glukos was created.

Glukos contains the basic ingredients, including water, glucose and electrolytes like potassium. Glucose is the only fuel the human body can use to produce natural energy unlike other energy products that contain high fructose corn syrup, which actually creates lactic acid and triglycerides in the muscles that hurt performance and recovery, caffeine, which artificially increases the heart rate and causes dehydration, and artificial sweeteners.

Glukos products are available in five different forms: gel, powder, tablet, gummy, and bar. You can save even more when you shop Glukos products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code NOV15NEW15 at checkout for an additional 15% all products of this new brand but hurry, offer ends 11/30/15.




11
NOV

New Brand Spotlight: Mediterra

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
MEDLucky Vitamin is proud to present another top quality brand of delicious nutritional bars to our customers: Mediterra.

Mediterra offers all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean diet and made to enjoy on the go. As healthy as they are appetizing, these unique bars are excellent sources of sustained energy and overall wellness. Loaded with fiber, nutrients and vitamins instead of complex sugars, and saturated fats, Mediterra bars will fundamentally change your idea of the snack bar.

The company was inspired by the time-tested Mediterranean Diet creating nutritional bars that contain its all-natural ingredients, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, fiber-packed grains and seeds. Mediterra serves up convenient-to-consume bars packed with gourmet flavor and is a healthy option to complement the nonstop pace of modern life, whether you’re meeting or messaging, enjoying a run or running around. Mediterra serves up the nutrition your body craves, the gourmet taste you love, and the convenience your life demands.

Based on the foundation of the Mediterranean Diet, Mediterra bars contain whole grains, fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and olive oil. Made with only natural ingredients, each and every bar was designed with a balanced offering of all natural, nutrient-rich non-GMO ingredients and are gluten-free. These delicious bars feature a low caloric profile to sustain activity, energy and promote good nutrition. All Mediterra bars are sourced responsibly with non GMO suppliers.

You can save even more when you shop Mediterra products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promotional code NOV15NEW15 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand.




26
AUG

New Brand Spotlight: Squarebar

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
SquareBarAre you looking for protein bars? Do they have to be delicious and made with nutritious organic ingredients? If you answered yes twice, Lucky Vitamin is happy to present a top quality brand of nutritional bars to our customers: Squarebar.

Squarebar offers nutritious organic bards created with only the most nutrient-dense organic and non-GMO foods. The company started in a San Francisco kitchen as a small family business with the idea of providing a healthy protein bar without inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, soy, and processed sugars. Squarebar was launched March 2012 at Natural Products Expo West and is now nationally distributed. The company growth is built on the belief that “ingredients matter most”, sourcing organic and non-GMO ingredients directly from farmers to ensure an ethical path from crop to bar.

All the ingredients used in Squarebar products are USDA organic and Non-GMO project verified as well as gluten-free certified, dairy-free and soy-free. Available in five different flavors, with 11g of complete plant protein and no added flavors, these delicious vegan bars can be your next favorite snack. Just give it a try!

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Squarebar products at Lucky Vitamin. Just enter promotional code AUG15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this special offer ends 08/31/2015.




11
MAR

What’s New? RxBar

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
RxBarLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another excellent choice of nutritional bars to our customers: RxBar.

RxBar has developed nutritional bars that make you feel good about eating them and feel great after you eat them. The company believes that food should be consumed as nature intended and has created bars that are simple and delicious without compromising nutrition. Made with minimal ingredients, RxBar gives you the proper balance of high quality egg white protein, a healthy supply of fats, carbohydrates that are high in fiber, and natural sugars from real fruit.

RxBar products are 100% natural and contain no dairy, soy, gluten, added sugars, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, and preservatives. Inspired by the lack of real food protein bar, each ingredient of RxBar brings something to the nutrition table: egg whites and almonds with protein, blueberries and cacao with antioxidants and vitamins, figs and dates with fiber and potassium, and so on.

The company uses four main ingredients which are considered the core ingredients of these delicious and nutritious bars: egg whites, figs, dates, and nuts. Egg white protein is one of the best choices as the protein is immediately absorbed into the body as well as offering plenty of minerals and amino acids. Figs are dense in nutrients offering more calcium than most fruits as well as good amounts of fiber, potassium and iron. Dates are a much healthier choice for sweetener due to its natural sugars and also contains natural fibers, B vitamin and potassium. Nuts are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids and are one of the best ingredients to be used in nutritional bars.

You can save even more when you shop RxBar products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code MAR15NEW15 for an additional 15% off on all items of this new brand.




16
JAN

5 Healthy Nutritional Bars

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
BarsWith so many great, healthy options, it can be quite difficult to choose just one nutritional bar. So, we have made a list of 5 healthy nutritional bars to make your decision a lit bit easier.

Chia Bars

For centuries, the Aztecs have used chia seeds as a source of strength and energy. Chia bars are loaded with this powerful ingredient that contains more omega-3 than salmon, more fiber than oatmeal, and packs protein, calcium, and antioxidants.

Granola Bars

Granola can lower cholesterol, regulate digestion, aid in weight loss attempts, among other health benefits. A popular choice, granola bars are easy on the stomach and are often mixed with nuts, fruit, or chocolate. A great source of protein and fiber, granola bars can be found in many different flavors and textures.

Fruit and Nut Bars

Fruit and nut bars are, in most cases, a healthy nutritional option. Dried fruits and nuts supply key nutrients you need for good health, but be careful with other ingredients often added to these bars, particularly white chocolate. The majority of fruit and nut bars contain good amounts of fiber and can be an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, as well as vitamin E.

Protein Bars

High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets are one of the hottest trends as many dieters believe that eating protein bars can help with quick weight loss. Protein is used by the body to build and repair tissues as well as producing enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. In addition, protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Greek Yogurt Bars

Why is Greek yogurt so popular recently? For a good reason. Plain Greek yogurt has double the protein, half the carbs, and half the sodium of the regular yogurt. So, no surprise that Greek yogurt bars have became everyone’s new low-carb favorite, with an average of only 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Plain, regular yogurt may have double, sometimes triple, the number of carbohydrates.




12
DEC

What’s New? Skout Organic

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
SkoutLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of natural, certified organic foods to our customers: Skout Organic.

Skout Organic offers a unique selection of great tasting, healthy, organic foods to sustain those who embrace adventure and actively pursue the outdoors. Created and inspired by the Pacific Northwest, one of the best outdoor recreation areas in the world, Skout Organic has developed an entire line of certified organic and gluten-free products made with delicious ingredients, which embody the rugged and energetic spirit of the Oregon region. The company is non-GMO project verified and Certified Kosher. Every product contains only naturally occurring nutrients, with no refined sugar or fillers, and all products are vegan, dairy and soy free.

Skout Organic is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and employs sustainable practices. The company proudly donates a portion of proceeds to select environmental and humanitarian charities. Skout is also proud to have sponsored The Freshwater Trust Portland Triathlon, considered one of the “10 Greenest Races” by Runners World.

Created out of the disappointment with existing energy and nutrition bars filled with high-fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients, Skout Organic wanted a trail bar that was healthy, organic, and all-natural. Skout Organic combines the Pastega Family’s passion for the outdoors and excitement for creating great tasting, healthy foods.  The quality of life in the Pacific Northwest is special and it will remain so only by becoming stewards of the land as well as by fostering a growing, responsible and sustainable local economy.

You can save even more when you shop Skout Organic supplements at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code DEC14NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. Offer expires 12/31/14.




12
NOV

Get More Energy

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Nutritional Bars,Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Dr. Jeremy Wolf, ND & Lead Wellness Advisor
Energize

 

 

Do you have problems finding the energy to get up and work out in the morning or have trouble maintaining your energy throughout your work out? Don’t worry, LuckyVitamin has an array of energy chews, shots, gels and bars that can help get you going and even keep you going throughout your workout.Your body uses two primary sources of fuel to feed the muscles when you’re running: fats and carbohydrates. Your body relies on carbohydrates as its primary fuel source when racing.

I personally find myself getting home from work struggling to find the energy to make it to the gym. The first thing I do when I feel like this is reach for my energy chews. Products like Honey Stinger Energy Chews are naturally caffeinated from white tea.  These chews contain 32mg of white tea extract per package, are comprised of 95% organic ingredients and sweetened with organic honey. They are perfect for athletes and other individuals looking for a little extra energy to help them get through their workout. Another product that I couldn’t live without are the GU-Energy Chomps. This company makes Chomps that are both caffeinated (20mg per serving) and non-caffeinated as well contain a proven blend of carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants and electrolytes. These products are not only good to take before a workout, but can also be useful while you are out on your run, bike ride, walk, etc.

Need more then a chew to fill you up on your long workout? We got you covered with a large assortment of energy bars. We have bars that are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan and even kosher. The Vega Sport Immediate Sustained Energy Bar is not only packed with 27g of carbohydrates (the preferred energy source during a workout), but it also taste great!  It is vegan, gluten free, artificial color free, artificial sweetener free, eco-friendly and non-GMO.

The last must-have workout pick-me-ups are energy gels. These carb-packed energy fuels come in tiny packets, but deliver a great a deal of energy. These gels are designed to replenish carbohydrate stores that are depleted when running, biking, walking or doing any other form of exercise. Fueling the body with what it needs during your workout will help keep you going. Some of these gels also contain caffeine for that extra little pick-me-up. I specifically enjoy the taste of the GU Energy Energy Gels. They come in a variety of flavors and each one seems to be more delicious than the next.

Don’t let fatigue get in the way of good workout.  Shop LuckyVitamin for your energy boosting needs.

 




13
AUG

What’s New? The Perfect Bar

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
The Perfect Bar

Lucky Vitamin is happy to present another premium brand of nutritional bars to our customers: The Perfect Bar.

The Perfect Bar offers a variety of nutritional bars created with only natural and pure ingredients. The company believes that whole foods are the only acceptable source of nourishment for the body and, therefore, had created the “perfect bar”. You are what you eat and The Perfect Bar wants to spread the message that good health begins with eating right. Other companies use a third party or co-packer to mass produce their bars using a machine driven extruding process that calls for emulsifiers and preservatives to extend shelf-life at room temperature. Perfect Bar is real food made by real people, creating bars the natural way and making sure that you will be able to taste the difference. Started as a small family business, The Perfect Bar company has grown but has kept the nutritional principle of “quality over quantity” throughout the years.

The Perfect Bar is the result of much experiment with natural whole foods. Back in 1995, whole food supplements were mixed with organic peanut butter and honey, creating small, delicious balls packed with nutritional awesomeness, and The Perfect Foods Bar was born. In 2005, The Perfect Bars creators decided to share this amazing recipe with everyone and started Perfect Foods Research, rooted in the tradition of healthy living. Today, you can enjoy this unique selection of delicious, healthy nutritional bars now available at LuckyVitamin.com.

Additionally, you can save even more on products from The Perfect Bar when you shop at LuckyVitamin.com. Just use promo code ‘AUG14NEW15′ to save an extra 15% on all items on this new brand.




8
JUL

Chocolate Covered Breakfast & More with Vega One

Filed Under: Nutritional Bars at 10:59 pm | By: Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor

Vega-Bar-Launch-Header

If you’re wilting at your desk by 10 AM, don’t kick yourself for missing breakfast. Instead of another cup of coffee, consider satisfying layers chocolate-dipped goodness. Sound too good to be true? Grab a Vega One All-in-One Meal Bar, and you’ll know you’ve covered your nutritional bases. Made from plant-based, whole food, non-GMO ingredients this convenient meal bar is packed with:

  • 12 g complete plant-based protein
  • 4 g fiber
  • 1 g Omega-3
  • 1 serving of greens
  • 1 billion dairy-free probiotics
  • Added vitamins, minerals
  • Antioxidants

Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on plant-based nutrition, Vega One Meal Bar is gluten-free and contains no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. Mouthwatering bars are available in Chocolate Cherry Almond flavors. Sound better than coffee?

Manage the mid-day munchies with a mouthwatering, plant-based Vega Snack Bar. Stock your bag or desk drawer for strategic snacking with five delicious flavors of a whole food bar you can feel good about. Non-GMO superfood ingredients in Vega Snack Bar fill this gluten-free, get-you-through-to-the-next-meal morsel with satisfying protein and 1 gram of Omega-3.

Need some post-workout fuel? Give your muscles the protein they crave. Vega Sport Protein Bar supports your post-workout with 15 grams complete, multi-source, plant-based protein, 2.5 grams of BCAAs and 2 grams of glutamine from non-GMO, whole food ingredients your body needs (and deserves) to recover. If you need energy during the race, crush your personal best by giving your muscles the fast-acting, long-lasting whole food energy they need to endure. Moist and delicious, plant-based Vega Sport Energy Bar is gluten-free and easy to eat mid-workout to help you go the distance.




3
MAR

What’s New? Health Warrior

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
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Lucky Vitamin continues to work hard to bring you the very best in online shopping for nutrition, natural products, vitamins, supplements, beauty, green living, bodybuilding, foods, health, and wellness at fabulous everyday prices. Today, we are happy to introduce another top quality brand of nutritional bars to our customers: Health Warrior.

Health Warrior is a superior line of nutritional bars made with one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet: chia seeds. The company is dedicated to vetting the world’s growers for the highest quality chia and helping people conquer the many challenges of their everyday lives.

Health Warrior offers the highest quality, organically-grown chia seeds on the market today. The plant that produces Health Warrior Chia Seeds is called Salvia Hispanica, a blue-flowering plant that grows best in the equatorial regions of South America, Mesoamerica, and Australia. Health Warrior Chia Seeds are certified as an EU Novel Food, have GlobalGAP, GMP, HACCP Certifications, and are fully traceable. Health Warrior Chia Seeds are Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, and Gluten-Free.

Health Warrior is one of the most complete proteins containing all of the 10 essential amino acids that must be obtained from the diet. In fact, chia seeds are one of the most complete sources of plant-based protein available on earth, which allows for easier digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Chia seeds may improve weight loss by aiding feelings of fullness, and can also decrease risk of cardiovascular heart disease, prevent constipation, enhance regularity, as well as improve irritable bowel syndrome. Additionally, chia seeds may decrease bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and blood sugar levels to improve blood pressure and lessens the risk of diabetes.




25
SEP

Energy Bars Discussion

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 2:30 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
EBarsThe discussion never ends: do energy bars really work or are they overrated? Do you really get an energy spark from eating a power bar or not?  Some people love energy bars and have added them to their regular diet. A good number of users swear by the efficiency of nutritional bars as energy enhancers. On the other hand, some people believe they do not work, are not healthy, and should not be part of any well-balanced diet.

Energy bars works in many different ways. The quality of the nutritional bars available on the market has significantly improved in recent years. Many bars contain vitamins, minerals, and important nutrients, and some people believe bars can provide the necessary spark needed prior to a workout or any physical activity. Some others think an energy bar is a perfect “fit” since it doesn’t feel heavy on the stomach and provide just enough nutrition for the work ahead. One of the best advantages of energy bars is that you may digest it a lot quicker than a meal, so it may be the best option for people exercising right after work or school.

However, energy bars are not fully accepted as some people believe the “energy” claims to be false. Once again, everyone is different and react differently to energy enhancer products. For example, some people don’t get any boost of energy from strong energy drinks loaded with caffeine, a much stronger product than energy bars.

So, you just need to find out if energy bars work for you. Whether energy bars can provide the boost needed for your workout or they can be the quick meal you’re looking for before your physical activity, energy bars can be an excellent addition to your diet.