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The Science Behind Genki Bar

Genki Bar® exhibits the characteristics of a low glycemic index carbohydrate.

Lentils are one of the best sources of a low glycemic index carbohydrate. Consumption of a low glycemic index carbohydrate before exercise will release glucose slower and at a more sustained rate, provide a metabolic advantage and is healthier. On the other hand, consuming a meal with a high glycemic index before exercise causes a sharp increase in glucose, which may lead to an early depletion of muscle glycogen (the stored form of glucose). This sharp increase in blood glucose after a high GI meal also causes the body to release insulin. The high levels of insulin impair fat oxidation (the process of burning fat as fuel), which causes the body to rely even more on the glycogen stores. This can result in an early onset of fatigue and the depletion of glycogen stores, in other words "the crash".

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Genki Research & Development

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The University of Saskatchewan* carried out a number of studies evaluating the effect of consuming lentils before exercise, and the incorporation of lentils into a sports nutrition bar: Read the study >>

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Genki: Real Food for Real Results

Need Energy, Fibre or Protein? Genki's Lentil Sport Performance Bar is your key to great nutrition.

One bar provides a slow release of nourishing fuel from carbohydrates equivalent to 2.5 cups of strawberries!

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One bar provides as much fibre from non-GMO lentils plus oats, fruits & nuts as a small bowl of hearty oatmeal.

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One bar provides the same nourshing protein as an egg - but without the cholesterol!

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...my dad and I took Genki to get us through the 4 day Inca Trail in Peru last week. It was amazing and such a great snack for those long days and climbs! 4 days, 43 km, 4200 metres elevation.

- Theo Phillips, Registered Dietician
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