Part of the reason I have become a wine drinker is because of all of the recently discovered health benefits that can be found in red wine. Yes, wine can be GOOD for you, in moderation! Have you ever noticed that French people remain slim and enjoy good health, despite a high-fat diet? Well, studies suggest this may be due to the fact that the French are great lovers of wine. You see, wine, reds in particular, contain Reservatrol.Resveratrol is an extremely potent antioxidant (part of the family called polyphenols) found in certain fruits and vegetables. In nature, the highest concentration is found in grapes.
There have been many studies done on the benefits of Reservatrol, and most findings have been overwhelmingly promising. Studies are still being conducted, but it is believed that Reservatrol may:
- Protect cells from free radical damage
- Inhibit the spread of cancer, especially prostate cancer
- Lower blood pressure
- Keep the heart healthy and improve elasticity in blood vessels
- Normalize the body’s anti-inflammatory response
- Slow down the signs of aging and help prevent Alzheimer’s disease
But what if you want the benefits of Reservatrol but don't enjoy drinking wine? Sure, there are supplements that can be purchased, but I have recently discovered something so much more appealing than swallowing a pill. Something decadent, chocolatey, and delicious, in fact! ResVez, Inc. has created the perfect way to get the benefits of Reservatrol in a chewy, tasty snack bar. Wine Time Bars contain more Reservatrol than 50 glasses of red wine! Yes, I just said 50! Now that's more wine than anyone could hope to drink without falling into severe alcoholism or literally pickling their liver. I'm not sure that 50 glasses of wine in a day is even possible! Wine Time Bars are carefully formulated to give the maximum benefits of Reservatrol without the alcohol content found in wine.
Wine Time Bars are so much more than "wine in a bar", though. They come in 2 delicious flavors, Chocolate, Dates & Almonds, and Chocolate-Raspberry. While they taste absolutely sinful, they're actually very nutritious. Wine Time Bars contain 7 Super Fruits, including cranberry, noni, pomegranate, goji berry, acai, mangosteen and blueberry. They also contain 7 grams of fiber per bar, which will help you stay satisfied longer than any candy bar could! Wine Time Bars are also free of anything artificial. That's right...No colors, sweeteners, or preservatives are found in these bars. These Vegan bars are also free of trans-fats, cholesterol, dairy, and gluten, so they can fit seamlessly into any lifestyle.
Do they taste good? In a word, YES! I was pleasantly surprised by the rich, decadent flavor of these bars. The chocolate is very high quality and just melts in your mouth. Underneath the layer of chocolate, there is a veritable flavor explosion. The combination of chocolate and fruits is perfectly balanced, and has a unique flavor profile that is somewhat similar to truffles. You get a hint of red wine flavor, but it is not at all overwhelming. The consistency of the Wine Time Bars is very appealing. It reminds me of a brownie bar, and is moist, chewy, and oh-so-yummy.
My personal favorite is the Chocolate-Raspberry Wine Time Bar. I absolutely love the taste of rich, creamy chocolate paired with raspberry. I have to admit, when I try foods that are touted as being nutritious, or even Vegan, I am often disappointed. Many such foods are flavorless, grainy, or unappetizing. This was not the case with Wine Time Bars. These are fantastic and satisfying, and I don't have to feel guilty when I eat one. I actually carry them in my purse for a quick snack on the go, and have even used them as meal-replacement bars when I need to grab breakfast in a hurry. (Which with 2 toddlers to chase around, is pretty often!) Overall, I am blown away by how much I liked these bars. They're delicious, nutritious, and give me the added benefits of Reservatrol. With Wine Time Bars, I can have my wine and skip the dreaded "wine-over". It just doesn't get much better than that! Even my husband, who does not generally like things that are "good" for him, enjoyed the Wine Time Bars. This product definitely gets 2 enthusiastic thumbs up in my house.
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