In the last two blogs I answered your top questions about my Sugar Impact Diet and Virgin Diet All-in-One Shakes. I will continually update those blogs as new questions come in, so keep them coming! Chances are, you aren’t the only one who has that question, so you’ll be helping other people in the bargain.
This week I’m answering your top questions about other products. You probably have others, so post them in the comments section below and I’ll add them to this list. Thanks for your great questions and have a great week!
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Hydrolyzyme™ helps support efficient digestion and absorption of protein shakes such as my All-in-One Shakes, which pass through your stomach more quickly than solid meals. You should take Virgin Diet Digestive Enzymes, on the other hand, with your meals to improve fat and protein digestion while slowing or even blocking carbohydrate digestion.
Are your bars non-GMO?
Yes. The rice, soy lecithin, and other ingredients are not genetically modified (GMO).
Why does it say your bars may have traces of soy, dairy, gluten, and other reactive ingredients?
The Virgin Diet Bars are completely free of gluten, soy (other than soy lecithin), dairy, egg, peanuts, and artificial sweeteners. The plant that manufacturers these bars also processes foods that contain soy, dairy, and gluten, so they must add this disclaimer to the wrapper.
The manufacturer thoroughly cleans their machines between each run to prevent cross-contamination. Rest assured these are the highest-quality bars you can purchase from an ethically minded manufacturer.
Which ingredients in the bars are organic?
The following ingredients are organic:
Organic Cashew Butter
Organic Vegetable Glycerin
Organic Rice Protein
Organic Chia Seeds
Organic Cacao Nibs
Organic Chocolate Chips
How much iron is in the bars?
The Virgin Diet bars have 1.4mg -1.8mg of iron in each bar.
What’s up with all the fat in these bars?
Most of The Virgin Diet Bar’s fat comes from organic cashew butter, which is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Walnuts and organic chia seeds also provide anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. These fats are satiating, healthy, and give the bars a rich, satisfying taste.
Does App Control contain any caffeine?
No, it is caffeine free.
What are the benefits of Hydrolyzme and why not just add it to the shakes?
Designs for Health tried adding Hydrolyzyme to its shakes, but found doing so created a bitter taste. If you experience gas, bloating, or other post-shake issues, Hydrolyzme is your answer. Among its benefits, it:
- Breaks down 99% of the most popular protein supplements
- Degrades 99% of the peptides responsible for GI discomfort, minimizing gastric discomfort typically associated with undigested protein
- Assists the body in absorbing more protein quickly and efficiently. Faster absorption equals better use of protein
What makes your Digestive Enzymes different than others I’ve used in the past?
Most of the time, our bodies have no trouble breaking down carbohydrates. In fact, we often break them down too quickly, resulting in blood sugar spikes. Virgin Diet Digestive Enzymes contain Phase 2 Carb Controller made from a non-GMO white bean that slows down or even blocks the digestion of carbs. It also has green coffee extract, which contains chlorogenic acid that can assist with healthy weight management and body composition through its support of proper glucose absorption in the gut and triglyceride levels in the liver. Combined with BioCore® Pro protease enzymes, Virgin Diet digestive enzymes are a win-win that optimally break down protein and fat while slowing or blocking carbohydrates and increasing fat burning.
© 2014 JJ Virgin & Associates, Inc. Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is author of New York Times Bestsellers The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast and The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at www.jjvirgin.com.