Vital Health Foods introduces rice crisps, bars and bites for the ideal on-the-go snack
Our increasingly busy lifestyles mean less and less time for balanced meals, with grab-and-go snacks supplementing our diets.
But, says Andrea du Plessis, nutritional expert at Vital Health Foods, many snacks contain large quantities of hidden sugars, fats and salt, and little nutritional value in terms of vitamins and fibre.
“Vital Health Foods realised that there was a need to develop a snack that contributes to nutritional needs and is also delicious,” she says.
The Vital bars and bites contain 12 vitamins at 100% Nutrient Reference Values (NRV), which is your daily recommended nutritional intake. They also have no added sugar or preservatives, and are gluten free.
Vital bars and bites are ideal for those who suffer from sensitivities to gluten and preservatives, they’re also perfect to pack in school lunchboxes or as an after-workout treat.
The shift to a healthier lifestyle includes not only getting daily exercise, sufficient hydration and enough sleep, but also smart diet choices. Add to this our increased nutritional demands as a result of a fast-paced and pressured way of life, and the depleting effects of alcohol, smoking and the use of chronic medication, and it becomes obvious why naturally healthy and functional snacks are becoming increasingly popular.
“People are far more informed now about eating correctly than ever before, and the demand for smart diet choices is on the rise,” says Andrea.