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Epic Bar Review

I got to meet the owners and founders of Epic Bar at PaleoFx this past month in Austin as well as sample many of their bars. The quality of their bar in my personal opinion, equally matched their high quality of customer service. They were all so friendly and seemed to really have a passion for what they do!

**So what’s my take on the actual bars?**

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I love these bars for a couple of different reasons…

1. The Beef and Bison Bars are made with 100% Grass-fed meat. All other bars are made with meat from animals that are raised as naturally as possible.

If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you know that I believe 100% grass-fed meats  are so much better for your overall health. The main reason being is that they contain up to 5X more omega 3 fatty acids than grain fed meats. More importantly, they have a perfect balance of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids. This matters more than the total amount of omega 3 fatty acids. For example, you might have thought walnuts were a good source of omega 3. Well, they are, but the amount of omega 6 in walnuts gives walnuts a ratio of 4:1, making walnuts a not so heart healthy food after all. When the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 exceeds 4:1 in our body, chronic disease and body failures begin. Grain fed meats on average have a ratio of  20:1 up to 25:1. It’s awful! And that’s just our meat! The ratio in grains, poor quality oils, and all the other junk we eat is even worse. And we wonder why so many people are sick, overweight and have a host of inflammatory conditions going on in their bodies.

“For athletes, our grass-fed meat is particularly favorable in that it holds up to 3x the levels of conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, which promotes the development of lean muscle tissue and lowers the risk for a myriad of other health problems.” –Epic Bar

I buy all my grass-fed meat here for my main meals, but if you’re looking for a quick, convenient and “travels-easy” type bar to have on hand for times of emergency, Epic Bars are an excellent option! They would also make for a great post-workout bar.

2.Very low sugar content compared to other natural food based bars

The grass-fed meat is the base of each protein bar, making them different from all other protein or energy bars sold in stores today. Very little dried fruit is added to any of these bars. The rest of the ingredients include natural seasonings like sea salt, garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin, oregano etc. You can find a list of all their ingredients for each bar here. Because the base is the grass-fed meat and not dried fruit, the sugar content is much lower than most other natural nut/fruit based bars. The highest sugar content on all their bars is 9g, but some bars have much lower sugar content. The 100% Beef apple, uncured bacon bar only has 2 g. and the Chicken Sriracha has 0g!

The meat protein base also makes these bars not as sweet as other bars such as the Larabar or RxBar. They have  more of a savory taste which makes them less likely to feed any underlying sugar addiction you might have.  Expect more of a jerky type taste when you bite into these bars with a much softer and chewier texture.

3. The company is not only concerned with our health and the animals health but our lands health as well

By buying and using 100% grass-fed meats and other animals that are raised as natural as possible in all their products, they are supporting sustainability.

“Pasture grazing requires significantly less fossil fuel than a feedlot diet consisting of corn, soy, antibiotics, and hormones. Pastured animals fertilize the land they graze on, which eliminates the fossil fuels required by conventional fertilizing practices. Lastly, grass-filled fields not only hold on to topsoil and moisture but also more effectively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than any other use of land!” –Epic Bar

So are there any cons??

The only one I could come up with is they are a little high in price, but you get what you pay for here.

Overall Epic bars are a win in my book!

You can buy/order some through amazon here

OR

Visit their website here.

 

 

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