The Energy Bite That's Just Right For That Hike

The beauty of the forests inspire many over the holidays or on weekends to head out onto a hiking trail. It’s a great escape and with extensive trail networks, you can take flat meandering walks to relax or climb up steep peaks to test your fitness. Regardless of the type of trail you choose, being in the wilderness, even for a short time, has been linked to several health benefits.

First, it may make your brain function more efficiently. Studies show that children who play in forest environments have better cognitive function. Second, scents of the forest may reduce stress. Kyoto University scientists concluded that being in the forest may decrease the risk of psychological diseases. Lastly, studies at Nippon Medical School in Tokyo found that walking in the forest may boost immunity to chronic illness, even cancer.

When you are going on a hike, it’s important to take the right kind of fuel. As many hikers will assert, running out of energy limits your ability to appreciate your surroundings and get the most out of the experience. Hi-FiBar makes a wonderful snack to take with you providing excellent nutrition to help you get the most from the trail. High in protein and fiber, Hi-FiBar also doesn't have any added sugar so is suitable for diabetics and families wishing to reduce sugar intake.

Hi-FiBar just released it’s newest version of the snack bar with the following improvements:

1. Soy-free

They removed all ingredients with or from soy. One less allergen to worry about! Soy is by no means bad for you if you are not allergic to it. But there are a number of people who are allergic or sensitive to it. By removing soy, more people can enjoy their snack bars!

2. Even lower carbs

They reduced the carbs by over 30% to only 13-14 grams per bar with 6 grams of fiber. That's only 7-8 grams of net carbs per bar. A lot of people are limiting carb intake as well as sugar and Hi-Fibar wants to support that! 7-8 grams of net carb with all the protein and fiber can meet all needs.

3. Even simpler ingredient list 

Many consumers today want to see fewer ingredients in packaged food. Hi-FiBar still packs real food into their bars and granola like pumpkin seeks and almonds, but has simplified the ingredients even further. Clean snacking, eating food without any additives or artificial ingredients and minimally processed, is key to Hi-Fibar's products. Importantly, taste and flavor don't miss. 

With all of these improvements, you are getting a top quality snack bar with great flavor, excellent ingredients, and low sugar to make your hikes in the forest a pleasure. The Japanese have a term for being in the forest to promote health called shinrin-yoku. With Hi-FiBar the experience is improved with healthy food as well!

Order Hi-FiBar snack bars or granola on Treatmo and have it shipped to your home for your next hike among the trees!