What You Should Know
Anti-Aging Essentials may not sound like a weight loss or dietary supplement, but the prepackaged foods offered by the company can be included in just about any weight loss plan. Low Carbohydrate diets will be most appropriate for the line of bars which includes several flavors.
There is no official website for Anti-Aging Essentials bars, but they are available from third party retailers. The average price for one bar is $2.49 US which is comparable to other protein bars. However, in terms of low carbohydrate diets, big names like Atkins and South Beach offer similar bars for a lower price.
List of Ingredients
Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Chocolate Coating (Maltitol, Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein concentrate, Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Soy Lecithin, Vanillin) Gelatin, Glycerine, Sweetened Condensed Skim Milk, almonds, Soy Crisps (Isolate Soy Protein, Cocoa, Tapioca Starch), Coconut Oil, Butter, Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanilla and Potassium Sorbate.
One Anti-Aging Essentials bar contains 325 calories, 13 grams of fat and 15 net carbohydrates. Net carbohydrates are total carbohydrates minus fiber grams – these are the ones that count when eating a low carbohydrate diet. One bar also provides 32 grams of protein. The two to one ratio of protein to carbohydrates is why the bars are also referred to as 2:1 bars.
In terms of low carbohydrate, these bars leave much to be desired. The idea when eating a reduced carb diet is to eliminate carbohydrates that are sugar based, but this bar includes sugar in the ingredient list for both the bar and the coating. While maltitol is also included which is a sugar alcohol that will not have an effect on glucose levels and could be subtracted from total carbohydrates, sugar is still used.
High protein amounts are great for low carb diets, but this bar will not fit into the Atkins or South Beach plans which are two of the most popular carbohydrate based weight loss plans available today. If healthy carbs like whole grains were included on the ingredient list there could be some support for using Anti-Aging Essentials bars, but sweetened milk and sugar are not healthy alternatives.
If the Anti-Aging Essentials bar is moved out of the low carb category, the calorie count alone will leave people trying to lose weight wishing they had never eaten the bar. High fat, high calorie snack or meal replacements do not teach dieters how to eat healthy.
- High calorie so it does not fit into a reduced calorie diet.
- Claims to be low carb but includes sugar as one of the ingredients.
- Price per bar is higher than comparable competitors.
Anti-Aging Essentials bars are nothing more than high protein candy bars. Including sugar and then marking the package “low-carb” is a direct contradiction of facts.