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Organic Food Bars
Organic Food Bars have absolutely skyrocketed in popularity in just the last couple of years. To cater to this exploding demand, Organic Food Bar companies have made significant inroads into the major national retail channel as more and more consumers clamor for food bars which are handy, affordable, practical, nutritious, satiate hunger, and are also consistent with a modern organic nutrition lifestyle.
It is interesting to note that there are two different definitions for an Organic Food Bar. The first is one of those handy, pocket sized, prewrapped snack bars which you can carry around with you wherever you go. There are many different types on the market, but only a relatively small percentage are truly Organic Food Bars. These Organic Food Bar are produced utilizing only the freshest and most pure organic ingredients to ensure that you will not be exposed to any unwanted or unhealthful chemicals when enjoying an Organic Food Bar.
These Organic Food Bars often have nuts and dried fruits in them, and anyone with a nut allergy should examine the ingredients list extremely carefully before deciding to consume any part of it. The Organic Food Bars are generally quite healthy for everyone else but the people who have nut allergies however. They are usually packed with calories as they are often used as energy Organic Food Bars. The good thing about the calories contained in the Organic Food Bars is that they are at least fully organic and natural calories, without processed ingredients and artificial chemicals.
However, the Organic Food Bar also stands for something that is quite different from a prewrapped organic chunk of food. Starting out in the trendy avenues of California, the Organic Food Bar is generally also known as a name for raw food bars which have been much the rage in California for years and are now spreading across the country and across the world.
An Organic Food Bar serves only raw and completely organic foods. There are various techniques that are used by the Organic Food Bar chefs to simulate the cooking by heat of conventional foods. Some of these include dehydration, drying in natural sunshine and exposure to low heat for a very long period of time. It is generally forbidden to serve foods in Organic Food Bars that has been exposed to heat above 120 degrees F. and in many cases this maximum temperature level is as low as 108 F.
The reason for this is that heat will deactivate many of the natural enzymes within the fresh food. By avoiding heat sources and using other techniques that maintain the natural enzyme level in the foods, the Organic Food Bar Chefs are able to present a very healthful alternative to conventional restaurant fare.
Many celebrities such as Demi Moore swear by the power of Organic Food Bars and their raw food. Some claim that it is their diet secret on staying thin, while others are adamant that they feel far more energetic after dining from an Organic Food Bar menu.