April 2, 2014

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review

The Author

Jesica Williams

Since 2012, I’ve been creating digital wellness guides and researching natural beauty products, HIIT workouts, functional exercises, body positivity, self love, and tips helping you explore wellness and feel good.

Health Warrior Chia Bar Review

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Health Warrior

This is a review of Health Warrior Chia Bars.

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

About Health Warrior:

POWERED BY CHIA
There’s a fire inside us all.
Silently blazing, pushing us to do more, go further.
When everything else says stop, no more,
and pleads for you to quit, the fire charges onward.
Fueled by desire. By ambition. By courage.
It’s the fire that gets you out of bed in the morning
and through your day with verve.
It’s the fire that gets you over that peak,
and through that meeting,
and into the new week ready for anything.
At Health Warrior, we fuel that fire.
With wholesome, nutritious, convenient foods.
So you know it will always be there, inside you,
fueled the right way, with the right foods.
Five centuries after the Aztec Warriors built an empire on the power of Chia, we learned about the benefits of Chia while reading the best-selling book Born to Run, about the Tarahumara Indians and their jaw-dropping long-distance runs. The Tarahumara, like the Aztecs before them, are Powered by Chia.
We looked into it further, and were floored by what we found. Turns out Chia is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
We started eating Chia every day, on everything. Suddenly we were working out harder, lifting heavier, feeling stronger, and running farther, faster.
With that, Health Warrior was born.
Health Warrior is dedicated to vetting the world’s growers for the highest quality Chia and helping people conquer the many challenges of their everyday lives.”
Are all chia seeds created equal?
No. A thousand times no! Health Warrior has made it our mission to vet out the most Premium Chia Seeds and bring them to you.
If a farmer harvests Chia too early, many of the nutrition benefits are lost. Our growers harvest at the exact right time, and use No Tillage Farming, which is environmentally sustainable and produces healthy soil. Healthy soil = great nutrients for the Chia plant = the very best Chia = Chia, the Warrior Way.
Our organically grown Chia Seeds have 100% traceability from Farm to Package and are Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, and Gluten-Free. They’re also listed as an EU Novel Food and boasts Global GAP, GMP & HACCP Certifications. Not to mention, we have a guaranteed purity level of 99.9%. Unlike some of the other guys, there’s no accidental rocks, dirt, or twigs in Health Warrior Chia Seeds!”
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Ingredient List from the Acai Berry Bar:
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My Thoughts:

First of all, I love everything that Health Warrior stands for and promotes: pushing yourself, challenging your body and fueling up right. That’s how I aim to do it!
A great tasting, high quality bar is hard to come by, especially one packed with chia seeds. I have been a fan of chia seeds for several years now as a great source of healthful omega fats. I had yet, though, to find a bar like this one that truly showcases chia seeds in a convenient little pack.
I love the use of agave syrup as a sweetener–it has a low glycemic index which means it doesn’t make your blood sugar skyrocket (which can trigger weight gain). To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of brown rice syrup, brown rice crisps and oats because I strive for a grain-free diet. Those components are the few aspects that I didn’t like about the bars.
As far as quality goes,  I am excited to see many organic ingredients, most of which are very nutritionally dense. Taste-wise, they are hearty bars with a little zip of flavor. The chia is the primary crunch you experience and each flavor has its own unique sweetness and yumminess. The flavor (banana nut, for example) is not overpowering & it doesn’t taste like a bar full of sugar. It’s truly a bar that will fuel you, not simply satisfy a sweet tooth. At 100 calories, it is the perfect size snack to enjoy mid-workout if you are outdoors training for long periods. I also see it as ideal to put into a Camelbak or hiking pack for hikes & outdoor adventures.
The banana nut, coffee and chocolate peanut butter turned out to be my favorite flavors. If I had to pick one, it would be the coffee bar–I so enjoyed eating one with my morning cup o’ joe!
I love the shirt that Health Warrior gave me to rock–I will proudly do so! I believe these bars to be unique, almost entirely organic, hearty and satisfying.

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